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Friday Challenge September 2nd 2016 - the #menswear aficionado

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Anden, Aug 30, 2016.

#Menswear-master

Poll closed Sep 5, 2016.
  1. Clags

    6 vote(s)
    20.7%
  2. Heldentenor

    5 vote(s)
    17.2%
  3. Seb mc Fox

    6 vote(s)
    20.7%
  4. Cox

    10 vote(s)
    34.5%
  5. Diplomatic

    6 vote(s)
    20.7%
  6. Anden

    2 vote(s)
    6.9%
  7. Crusty

    2 vote(s)
    6.9%
  8. EFV

    6 vote(s)
    20.7%
  9. Blekit

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  10. GS77

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  11. AAS

    7 vote(s)
    24.1%
  12. Thin Duke

    4 vote(s)
    13.8%
  13. Leanderthal

    5 vote(s)
    17.2%
  14. Grandpa EFV

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  15. Grandpa Clags

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
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  1. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    I have but one word to add to this thread.




    Espadrilles.
     
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  2. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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    My strategy for this challenge was to try to reference as many of the things @Anden included in the examples as possible, and then add linen and slubs to that. That's what #menswear means, right?

    First, linen galore: linen blend jacket, linen shirt, linen pocketsquare.
    Matka silk tie with slubs for days.
    Bonus points for aircraft-carrier sized lapels.


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    Down below, we've got cream trousers that are cotton but are cuffed like they're wool.

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    To cap it all off, dubmonks in suede.

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  3. wigglr

    wigglr Senior member

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    @heldentenor Love the PS/jacket/shirt/tie combo. Would love a close-up if you have one.
     
  4. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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  5. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    All the pieces look great, but I don't think the white shirt goes well with the cream pants. I think a light blue shirt would look much better here.
     
  6. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Panama
    Reflective coloured lenses
    Bespoke suit
    Green Draper WSL cloth
    Spalla camicia
    3-r-2
    Patch pockets
    Linen BD shirt
    Silk bourette tie
    Christian Kimber linen square
    Bare ankles
    Double monks

    All in all - yes, you could say I'm a wanker winner.
     
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  7. heldentenor

    heldentenor Senior member

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    @Coxsackie well that's my entry done and dusted. Great look and I love the suit--first wear/post on SF?

    Also, you forgot to give yourself credit for the bigass oak door, another iconic staple of #menswear.
     
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  8. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Thanks, I've posted the suit once before, but it's a summer suit and we've been in winter here in Sydney.

    Predictably, though - first day of spring today and it's suddenly 22 degrees in the shade! That's Sydney for you.

    Don't discount your entry yet, it's strong.
     
  9. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    This is off to a strong start. Doesn't look like I'll be able to participate (going out of town), but look forward to what everyone else comes up with...maybe a linen DB with a polo and Belgian loafers [​IMG]
     
  10. Anden

    Anden Senior member

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    I must say that I'm utterly impressed by the entries so far. Both the thought behind the fits and the photography.
     
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  11. DiplomaticTies

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    Again I find myself separated from my photographer (I really need to learn how to take selfies) so these pics are not new. Double breasted jacket in a heavy Holland & Sherry tweed, cashmere tie from Petronius with the famous 7 and a linen monogrammed ps, all from Al Bazar in Milano. Of course I met the legend Lino while I was there, but that pic is hidden since I visited the store the "wrong" day on my last visit to Milano, so I was not dressed for the occasion (to say the least...).
     
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  12. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    That's the first time I've seen a Lino tie on an SF member. Can't really top that for #menswear #awesomeness!

    Does Lino have all his ties made by Petronius, or do they come from various sources?
     
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  13. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    DipTies brought a howitzer to a knife fight. Barring the entry of a Full Wooster[​IMG], I think he's got this in the bag.
     
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  14. DiplomaticTies

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    When I was there (about 10 months ago) all the ties with the number 7 were from Petronius. Of course they have "normal" ties as well and I'm not sure that all of them were from Petronius.
     
  15. Anden

    Anden Senior member

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    The rules can go fuck themselves - well known #menswear proverb.

    So. I channel my inner Kimber and ditch the tie and the proper footwear.

    And a nod to the great Agnelli.


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  16. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    The Friday Challenge, as stated above, is "#menswear", which, if I am interpreting the challenge correctly, means "the stylistic affectations of the moment". As much as I am too old to be "of the moment", I've done my best, within my means to comply - a single-breasted peak lapel suit, with ticket pocket; trousers with side tabs, no belt loops; a cutaway collar shirt; non-black shoes with a blue suit; a pocket square from Drake's; and colorful socks. That's as affected as I can be on a Friday before a major holiday.

    Suit - Paul Stuart/Phineas Cole
    Shirt - Tyrwhitt
    Tie - Hermes
    Braces - Paul Stuart
    Cufflinks - Metropolitan Museum of Art
    PS - Drake's, via the Armoury, NYC
    Shoes - C & J

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  17. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    #menswear details:

    - The pose
    - Long sleeved polo shirt with collar spread on the lapels (TBH, I didn't wear them like that outside my own apartment)
    - Suit with crazy wide lapels
    - Trousers with side adjusters, 2 inch cuffs, pleats et c
    - Blue tassel loafers

    In all honesty, besides the shirt collar popping, I like a lot of the #menswear-y stuff.

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    Bonus pic of my grandpa doing something similar back in the 40s:

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  18. blekit

    blekit Senior member

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    X-post from WAYWRN thread.


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    * Suitsupply Havana suit in tobacco linen fabric
    * Tyrwhitt
    * six fold silk tie from Embassy of Elegance
    * wool ps from Poszetka
    * Yanko balmoral oxfords

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  19. gs77

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    From today. I guess mint green trousers, suede loafers without socks and jacket with upper two buttons closed count for #menswear. No?

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  20. An Acute Style

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    Went to Coney Island for the first time ever on a whim today. I probably wouldn't have worn this in hindsight. Chambray cutaway collar shirt, linen jacket with 3/2 roll, patterned pants with 2 inch cuff, espadrilles, no socks, panama hat.

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