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FRIDAY CHALLENGE OCTOBER 9TH - THE JACKET (OR COAT) CHALLENGE

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by EFV, Oct 6, 2015.

Who did it best?

Poll closed Oct 11, 2015.
  1. JHT652

    11 vote(s)
    25.6%
  2. Gerry Nelson

    8 vote(s)
    18.6%
  3. Coxsackie (you be the judge if this is outerwear)

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  4. bienluienapris

    5 vote(s)
    11.6%
  5. Crat

    6 vote(s)
    14.0%
  6. jcmeyer

    6 vote(s)
    14.0%
  7. upr_crust

    7 vote(s)
    16.3%
  8. heldentenor

    2 vote(s)
    4.7%
  9. SYCSYC

    8 vote(s)
    18.6%
  10. EFV

    5 vote(s)
    11.6%
  11. FlyingMonkey

    2 vote(s)
    4.7%
  12. Shen

    21 vote(s)
    48.8%
  13. Roycru (added, because I've never read a Roycru post I didn't like)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. RoSaCe

    3 vote(s)
    7.0%
  15. DonCologne

    10 vote(s)
    23.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Roycru

    Roycru Senior member

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    Whilst on the subject of fishing, the man who fishes the pond scum out of the Lily Pond is behind me fishing out the pond scum. If anyone is wondering why there weren't any entries from anywhere around here, it's been between 90F and 110F here all week.

    Only the man who fishes out the pond scum and I have, like mad dogs and Englishmen, gone out in the midday sun.

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    (The closest thing to anyone wearing outerwear in this picture are the waders that the man in the Lily Pond is wearing.)
     
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  2. RoSaCe

    RoSaCe Senior member

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    Many wonderful entrances, so mine will be just for the number

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  3. DonCologne

    DonCologne Senior member

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  4. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Poll is up!
     
  5. SYCSYC

    SYCSYC Senior member

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    I gave votes to @heldentenor and @DonCologne : lovely winter textures on these coats!
     
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  6. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    Don's coat is a combination of being an unusual but highly effective colour and a superb fit. It's really a great coat (pun intended).
     
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  7. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Whoever cast a vote for me, thanks! Although I do concede that my understanding of the word "outerwear" was FAIL and I don't expect to garner any more votes.

    This week's comp attracted one of the strongest fields I've ever seen. Absolutely love DonC's overcoat (it's a total winner, Don - is it new?) and many other entries, but in the end I only cast one vote, for Shen. Such simplicity and sartorial elegance is rarely to be encountered, even on this board, let alone in real life.
     
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  8. DonCologne

    DonCologne Senior member

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    Coat is thrifted for something around 100 € from Ermenegildo Zegna. Cloth is 90% Wool 10% Cashmere.
     
  9. Roycru

    Roycru Senior member

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    Highlight of this challenge was seeing someone (FlyingMonkey) post a picture wearing a Brooks Brothers Black Fleece product. This is the first time that I have ever seen a picture posted online of anyone actually wearing a Brooks Brothers Black Fleece product. FlyingMonkey might be the only person on Earth who has ever bought and worn a Brooks Brothers Black Fleece product.
     
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  10. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    :)

    Not at full price, you understand: that really would be ridiculous. However, I have four BBBF shirts. Their cut seems to work for my physique, and I like the fabrics.
     
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  11. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I came across a secondhand BBBF suit recently. I wish mainline BB were more like it in terms of fabric choice and construction. The proportions just don't work for me, though.
     
  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I violated my principles and voted for two, Garry and Shen.
     
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  13. Roycru

    Roycru Senior member

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    You're lucky to have found a size that fits you amongst the BB1,BB2, BB3, and BB4 Black Fleece sizes

    Do you have one of the Brooks Brothers Black Fleece white Marcella (or pique, depending on one's preference) button down shirt?


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  14. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    :eh:
     
  15. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    Unfortunately not... looks very nice, though. And I am BB0, by the way, but not super-skinny, which is one of the reasons why finding shirts that fit is tricky.
     
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  16. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    In my mind, I've already won then. Thanks!
     
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  17. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Congrats Shen! What do you have in store for us?
     
  18. hoodog

    hoodog Senior member

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    Grattis Shen! :)
     
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  19. bienluienapris

    bienluienapris Senior member

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  20. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    Ran away with it!
     

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