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Friday Challenge September 9th 2026 - Untie Your Tie!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Coxsackie, Sep 7, 2016.

Who untied their tie with the most panache?

Poll closed Sep 13, 2016.
  1. bourbonbasted

    3 vote(s)
    4.8%
  2. Kaplan

    11 vote(s)
    17.7%
  3. Murlsquirl

    2 vote(s)
    3.2%
  4. unbelragazzo

    4 vote(s)
    6.5%
  5. chocsosa

    10 vote(s)
    16.1%
  6. upr_crust

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  7. Betelgeuse

    9 vote(s)
    14.5%
  8. sebastian mcfox

    24 vote(s)
    38.7%
  9. Coxsackie

    11 vote(s)
    17.7%
  10. Anden

    27 vote(s)
    43.5%
  11. DonCologne

    4 vote(s)
    6.5%
  12. AlexRamius

    8 vote(s)
    12.9%
  13. JHT652

    3 vote(s)
    4.8%
  14. Caustic Man

    4 vote(s)
    6.5%
  15. Roycru

    3 vote(s)
    4.8%
  16. Diplomatic Ties

    6 vote(s)
    9.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    "Classic" menswear, especially that variety so beloved on this side of the SF site, revolves around combinations of jacket/shirt/tie/trousers/shoes, with pocket squares an optional but near-unversal accessory.

    Let's challenge ourselves a little, by removing one of the key elements from our menswear equation. To wit, the necktie.

    Your task for this week, good sirs, is to present a classic and timeless outfit with no necktie. Said fit should nevertheless be appropriate for all but the most stuffy of occasions.

    To that end, I expect some kind of jacket at the very least. Rebellious elements such as t-shirts and jeans are not expressly forbidden, but are not preferred.

    The aim here is to re-define the svelte, cultured, beautifully outfitted man as a gentleman whose free, easy-breathing neck is framed by exquisite dress sense.

    Your rig must have been worn this week. Deadline for posting is Sunday 11 September, 12 noon UTC (aka GMT).

    I present some images to help strike fire to your creative tinder:

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    And here are this week's entries. Voting is multiple-choice and closes at 12 midnight UTC Tuesday:














     
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  2. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Can be from last week?
     
  3. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    Here's a shitty picture of the California tux routine I seem to wear daily. Since it's the first fit pic I've taken in a minute, might as well spread it around (cross-poast from the A&S Expats thread).

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  4. Luger

    Luger Senior member

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    Can be a recent but not from this week outfit ?
     
  5. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    On the rare occasions where I wear a suit, I usually skip the tie these days, like so:

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    These pics are old, probably too old for an entry here.
     
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  6. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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  7. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Dammit, I just wore this yesterday. No tie, but no full shot

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  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If an outfit from a few days ago is permissible:

     
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  9. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    I will allow any archival fits already posted, but from here on, the fits must have been worn this week.

    I've amended the original post to reflect this, and also inserted a time limit (Sunday 12 noon UTC).
     
  10. chocsosa

    chocsosa Senior member

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    My humble entry.. Worn this past weekend as in Sunday..so I think that qualifies...Cotton, unlined unstructured suit with the triple patch pockets, linen/cotton shirt..

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  11. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    In the spirit of sportsmanship I rescind my request. I'll come up with something new this weekend.
     
  12. DiplomaticTies

    DiplomaticTies Senior member

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    This goes against everything I believe in.

    Of course I'm in. Might it be possible to get a few hours reprieve on Sunday?
     
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  13. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    @Coxsackie u missed someone..

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  14. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    That second breast pocket looks like some weird reverse barchetta.
     
  15. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    @Murlsquirl and he loves his mohair.

    .. and who needs a tie when u can land a Boeing on your shoulders

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  16. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    A last huzzah for summer, on a very warm and humid NYC September day . . . .

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  17. Anden

    Anden Senior member

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    Looking forward to the entries. Hopefully I can participate.
     
  18. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    My entry

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  19. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    Something a little different for me. It's still grey and overcast outside so I wanted to try a subdued palette.

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  20. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Some strong entries here. Not sure I can be competitive.

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