FRIDAY CHALLENGE: VALENTINE'S EDITION - 02/14/2014 - FU JACKET

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nabilmust, Feb 12, 2014.

Who said FU best?

Poll closed Feb 18, 2014.
  1. Monkeyface

    25 vote(s)
    21.7%
  2. upr_crust

    8 vote(s)
    7.0%
  3. stylesbitchly

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Cotton Dockers

    19 vote(s)
    16.5%
  5. luv2breformed

    11 vote(s)
    9.6%
  6. Roycru

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
  7. Mr. Six

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  8. Claghorn

    14 vote(s)
    12.2%
  9. DonCologne

    14 vote(s)
    12.2%
  10. ReubenR

    10 vote(s)
    8.7%
  11. RogerP

    8 vote(s)
    7.0%
  12. in stitches

    14 vote(s)
    12.2%
  13. CousinDonuts

    3 vote(s)
    2.6%
  14. kulata

    6 vote(s)
    5.2%
  15. J011yroger

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  16. archibaldleach

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  17. An Acute Style

    44 vote(s)
    38.3%
  18. Pliny

    5 vote(s)
    4.3%
  19. tchoy

    8 vote(s)
    7.0%
  20. Butler

    58 vote(s)
    50.4%
  21. Academic2

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  22. sansimeon

    9 vote(s)
    7.8%
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  1. Cotton Dockers

    Cotton Dockers Senior member

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    Good stuff so far, here's mine from yesterday's WAYWRN:

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  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    dat jacket :slayer:

    i fear my FU is not as FU as the fits going up. damn guys, well done.
     


  3. PiCcolocV

    PiCcolocV Senior member

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    Great combo! Details on tie?
     


  4. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    I'm having trouble seeing any of the current submissions as "FU" in the sense of “loud,” which was how it was defined at the close of the last challenge when I inquired. They're all quite beautiful, but they don't strike me as "loud" (I intend that as a compliment, by the way). I guess in this context "loud" means "strongly patterned," not necessarily "brightly patterned"? I'm not complaining, I'm just trying to grasp the intended meaning of the term in the present context.

    Perhaps this is one of those generation gap things ...

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  5. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    No, Ac I agree with you. This was the reason I thought I couldn't play in the winter. I have a couple FU madras jackets, but they are for summer. Stiches comment really threw me for a loop. If he thought these were pretty FU, then perhaps I have much too high a standard. I may be able to play after all.
     


  6. nabilmust

    nabilmust Senior member

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  7. Coxsackie

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    Cotton Dockers has my vote for now. His fit would be superb in any context, but the jacket is especially memorable.

    To me, "FU" means what it says: "I'm going to rock this jacket and I don't care whether you like it or not". Imagine a President delivering a State of the Union address in that jacket. Or a CEO delivering his annual report to the Board.

    Y'all feelin' me?
     


  8. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    This is from Monday, but I have something planned for tomorrow too depending on the weather.

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  9. in stitches

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    to me, anything that is loud is FU. just the way i see it.
     
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  10. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Can't participate but want to be part of the fun.
     


  11. luv2breformed

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  12. in stitches

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    fit wise, that might be one of your best ever. everything is clean and the lines are nice and fit your body right.
     


  13. PiCcolocV

    PiCcolocV Senior member

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    And I was like [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  14. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    That helps. Thanks.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  15. Cotton Dockers

    Cotton Dockers Senior member

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    Thanks! It is a vintage grenadine from "Carroll & Co." , a tradly mens store in Los Angeles.

    I see your point, especially compared to most of the options posted by Nabilmust, but I think we sometimes forget what the reaction to a jacket would be on SF, as opposed to in the "real world" of solid blue and grey suits. SF is filled with colorful items, both tasteful and not, that do not elicit a reaction deserving of an FU, but I think any of the fits posted so far would elicit a double take from co-workers, friends, significant others, etc. in our day-to-day lives.
     


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