FRIDAY CHALLENGE June 17, 2016 - Pitti Peacock?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr Knightley, Jun 15, 2016.

Pitti Peacock? Who would have looked best at Pitti Uomo 90?

Poll closed Jun 20, 2016.
  1. Andy 57

    7 vote(s)
    10.8%
  2. bienluienapris

    4 vote(s)
    6.2%
  3. Diplomatic Ties

    5 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. pravda

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  5. upr_

    4 vote(s)
    6.2%
  6. Luger

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  7. smittycl

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Prince of Paisley

    4 vote(s)
    6.2%
  9. Clags

    12 vote(s)
    18.5%
  10. blekit

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Caustic Man

    7 vote(s)
    10.8%
  12. mossrocks

    11 vote(s)
    16.9%
  13. AAS

    5 vote(s)
    7.7%
  14. Mr Knightley

    3 vote(s)
    4.6%
  15. SYCSYC

    2 vote(s)
    3.1%
  16. sebastian mcfox

    41 vote(s)
    63.1%
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  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    What exactly is this "look" you're talking about, and what is inexplicable about it? I'm asking genuinely as I'm not sure what it is that you're highlighting here. Polo shirt with sc? Collar shirt over jacket collar?
     


  2. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    I wore some shoes that probably would not have been out of place there, but the overall fit was pretty tame.. Obviously not an entry, just sharing a picture of some fairly cool blue shoes..


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  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, both, but especially the collar over the lapels. Seen it in quite a few pictures, particularly from the East Asian contingent (though I also saw Robin Petterson (sp?) doing it). I dislike the look (which is totally fine...nobody likes everything); it makes me think of the 70s and comes across as too affected even for menswear.

    The one guy I've seen look really good doing it is the guy from Camoshita. Honestly, he just looks so relaxed and happy that he looks good in everything

    Anyway, am I suffering from sample bias and this look is not as common at Pitti as my brain seems to think it is?
     
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  4. bienluienapris

    bienluienapris Senior member

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    My understanding is different, the challenge is to wear what you would wear if you are at Pitti, not wearing the same thing that a Pitti peacock.
     


  5. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    Caustic and Coxsie, I got something for you. Today's fit is pretty insane even by my standards.
     


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    Both of the above statements are true. Most of us could not show up at work in that which would be perfectly normal at Pitti Uomo, and many of us (including myself) do not have the sensibility to dress as they do there. Most of us will try our best to emulate the spirit of Pitti, but recognize that most of us will fall short of the peacockery that runs rampant in Firenze twice a year.
     


  7. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    FTFY

    Not that I don't enjoy the Pitti coverage (thanks for that btw, EFV). The occasional train wrecks are as entertaining as the occasional excellent fit.
     


  8. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Wish I had a beard to go along with this. Possibly a man bun.

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  9. mossrockss

    mossrockss Senior member

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    Seems like pretending to be on the phone is strategy #1 for being photographed.

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  10. Coxsackie

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    Caustic, Moss, now we're talkin'.

    I only mentioned the peacock thing because, well, this challenge is actually called Pitti Peacock.

    But sure. EFV is at Pitti this year and he's no peacock. Just a well-dressed guy.

    Carry on.
     


  11. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thank you Cox, I'm not completely anti-peacock though. I mean, I like colours, hats and other things that some people seem to consider affected and peacockish.
     
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  12. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    Really like the shirt and pants. Eidos? Luxire?
     


  13. mossrockss

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    Yes, both. Thanks

    The pants are from my suit.
     


  14. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Was just about to ask about the shirt. Thx!
     


  15. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    I wore this to work today for my Calc Final. GTH. ZFG. My own personal Pitti party.

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