• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Friday WAYWRN Challenge - Best Pitti Uomo - Who did it best? VOTE!!!

SpooPoker

Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus
Affiliate Vendor
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Oct 11, 2009
Messages
41,694
Reaction score
64,428
You guys were INSANE today! Great job and a big thank you to all the participants! Below are your contestants...

yfyf:



Originally Posted by yfyf



LilacCords:



Originally Posted by LilacCords
Friday challenge












Have a great weekend.



Kent Wang:


Originally Posted by Kent Wang


Friday challenge

Fox fur hat
Harris Tweed sportcoat
Kent Wang pink herringbone shirt
Kent Wang cashmere herringbone tie
Kent Wang onyx tie clip
Kent Wang silk pocket square
WW Chan trousers

Am I tilting my chin correctly to give off the appropriate air of importance? Coat check's this way, sir.




NOBD:



Originally Posted by NOBD
S p r ezzzzz...




upr_crust:




Originally Posted by upr_crust
Sprezzatura, to the best of my understanding, is the quality of style characterized by a studied spontenaity of dress, and an insouciant and idiosyncratic attitude of accessorization. If one does it well, one is supposed to look thrown together, in some respects, but thrown together perfectly.

Maintaining an insouciant attitude in one's dress the day after an 18-inch blizzard does take some fortitude, and my ideas for today's attire have been molded by a desire to wear only things soon destined for the dry cleaners, so this may not be the perfect example of "sprezzatura", but it is spontaneous enough I think, at least for the purposes of this contest.

As for photography, "sprezzatura" is all about flash, and after looking at yesterday's non-flash photos, I think that I prefer flash for documentary purposes. When I can figure out how to make non-flash photos without murkiness, I will revert to non-flash.

Allora!














PTWilliams:




Originally Posted by PTWilliams



Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Panama hat
Gucci shirt
Brioni Jacket
Kiton Jeans
Farragomo shoes

Sprezzatura



harvey_birdman:



Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
I have to be conservative with my Sprezz today, so
Standard issue Southwick suit
BB Shirt
Mountain & Sackett Paisley tie
Trafalgar braces




But, the pièce de rÃ
sistance,

Alden Shell Cordovan Wingtips and socks




ndw:



Originally Posted by ndw
Not pictured - suede elbow patches and scarf swagger -ftw.



acridsheep:



Originally Posted by acridsheep
You can't be stylishly dishoveled if you don't start with stylishly shoveled. Here goes nothin':








JPQ:



Originally Posted by JPQ
Double Monk Pitti Friday



Please note unbuckled strap!




Originally Posted by 1969
Cargo Pocket and all.






MBreinin:



Originally Posted by MBreinin
Man, it is such a nice crisp morning. Maybe if I stand here looking nonchalant, TT or Schuman will snap a pic......




Good, lord, what now?



I am not fucking late.....there is no such thing as late.....and you are cramping my steez.



Ok, better make sure the laces are just right..never know.....



Oh, so I have to wait for you? Steezus Christ!



Oh, my closeup!!!




I realized when I got to work that my camera settings were blown. So, instead of getting those awesome super-saturated shots, I got these half-assed medium res shots.


Oh, well. Have a good one.........I can't wait to see the turnout today. This is a cool challenge!

Mike



in stitches:



Originally Posted by in stitches
mike, not sure about the outfit but the commentary was a spreezy winner fo' sho'

here is my spreez if you can call it that im still new at this











have a great weekend all!!



PandArts:



Originally Posted by PandArts
Luckily for me I was walking and acting all natural and s**t




HAHA! Yeah and he kept steppin'!


Ok! Smokatura time...about as sprezz as I can get






inlandisland:



Originally Posted by inlandisland
Contest entry


I apologize for the fuzziness to a couple of the pics - sometimes I just can't tell until I get them on the computer. Feedback always appreciated. Have a great Friday/Weekend everyone.



clintonf:



Originally Posted by clintonf
I have no idea whether this constitutes anything but a mess, but here goes my attempt.

I had to leave the house today, so my Sprezz, is liking individual components and putting them together.











That's all folks!!



NewYorkRanger:



Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger
Unless you count a foot and a half of snow on the ground, and salt stains on my boots, I'm afraid, I'm sitting the best sprezz competition.





Thin White Duke:



Originally Posted by Thin White Duke
Still not sure I understand the theme - is it sprezzatura? = studied nonchalance, is that not an oxymoron? What's 'pitti' all about? Oh well, here goes ...














Orgetorix:



Originally Posted by Orgetorix
This shot has sort of a "huhwhat?" air that for some reason reminds me of NYR. Sorry, Rob!




"Was that a noise? I sure hope my coworkers don't catch me posing in this getup."



"Nah, I'm good. Gotta open it up and make sure they see my TWO flapped shirt pockets. Lotsa sprezz."











Threadbearer:




Originally Posted by Threadbearer
Fear the Sprezzzzzzzzmonster!!!

How many individual items of sprezz can you find in my outfit? Bonus points if you can name the SF originator of each stolen idea. Additional bonus points if you can get him to cop to it.



Don't laugh. ^ I paid $1000 dollars for that tie clip.



Yes, those are tweed cargo pants. ^ Read 'em and weep, boys.



^ People who flip their watches around the other way are just trying way too hard in my opinion. I wear mine like a normal person.



I'm eager for Velcro dress shoes to hit the market. In the meantime, who can be bothered?



Baron:



Originally Posted by Baron
I tried to hold it under 5 Bozos on the Clown scale.




Parker:



Originally Posted by Parker
This is what I call "Suburban Shopping Mall Uomo".
Also totally ridiculous. I immediately took my "belt"off.






gnatty8:



Originally Posted by gnatty8
Not sure why, but I think I wore a bow every day this week. One of those weeks I guess.





Shoos:



UrbanComposition:



Originally Posted by UrbanComposition
Un po' di Pitti...





its299792458mps:



Originally Posted by its299792458mps
Hey, this will be my 2nd or 3rd time posting on here, please be gentle!









Jan_ :



Originally Posted by Jan_
My contribution...



Please note that all my (pretended) sprezz is in the PS, which actually is just a folded 20 Euro bank note. Yes, some people noticed, one asked. I told him that I liked the colours.

Now I'm going to read and enjoy your approaches, gentlemen.
 

Mudhiker

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 20, 2010
Messages
369
Reaction score
4
Bah I had to work past sunset so didn't get a chance to make an entry. Great stuff men!
 

chasingred

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2009
Messages
1,190
Reaction score
5
Opened page and immediately liked yfyf's submission. Scrolled down, scrolled down, scrolled down and kept thinking yfyf proposed this just because he knew he would win it.

Then hit Orgetorix. BAM!

My vote goes to yfyf, Orgetorix, Parker, and UC. Four way tie because they're all too good.
 

Baron

Distinguished Member
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Oct 5, 2004
Messages
7,681
Reaction score
2,254
Didn't Nii enter? I remember liking his getup but maybe I misremembered.
 

hrb

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 17, 2009
Messages
550
Reaction score
6
best challenge so far. this was fucking hilarious.
 

aeglus

Distinguished Member
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Apr 16, 2009
Messages
5,045
Reaction score
933
nobd crushed everyone as far as actually looking good goes. A couple others had something decent. Enjoyed the rest.

ps kent wang I thought you were wearing that fox fur hat ironically the first few times but since you KEEP wearing it, I'm assuming you think it looks good and doesn't make you look horribly ridiculous. Suggest you donate it to your wife as it looks hilarious every single time you wear it and I'm guessing you aren't going for that kind of look!
 

Kent Wang

Affiliate Vendor
Affiliate Vendor
Dubiously Honored
Joined
May 5, 2005
Messages
5,834
Reaction score
1,382
I think PTWilliams's pants would've gone over perfectly at Pitti.
 

BillyMaysHere!

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2009
Messages
773
Reaction score
3
To me, Parker nailed the aging Pitti attendee perfectly, and NOBD fitted the criteria well whilst looking pretty good. As for the others, there were 1 or 2 like UC that while not competition winners, did well considering this is MC doing Pitti, but most were way off the mark, probably due to the strong difference in aesthetic and style between MCers and Pitti attendees. Was going to post pics myself, but worked gigs from 6am-midnight over the last 2 days; had the time to make posts and check facebook when work was calm, but not enough for shots
 

fritzl

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Apr 19, 2006
Messages
12,391
Reaction score
244
my vote goes to ndw.

fwiw, the only valid entry.
 

yfyf

Affiliate vendor
Affiliate Vendor
Joined
Apr 25, 2007
Messages
3,463
Reaction score
40
Originally Posted by chasingred
Opened page and immediately liked yfyf's submission. Scrolled down, scrolled down, scrolled down and kept thinking yfyf proposed this just because he knew he would win it.

Then hit Orgetorix. BAM!

My vote goes to yfyf, Orgetorix, Parker, and UC. Four way tie because they're all too good.


Wait... I'm eligible? I thought I wasn't eligible, I just threw a photo up because I had one handy. If I knew I was eligible I would have worn something else!
 

fritzl

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Apr 19, 2006
Messages
12,391
Reaction score
244
Originally Posted by BillyMaysHere!
Only post with felt lapel flower?

good shot.

he didn't add any gimmicks, despite the felt flower, which is iirc sf approved.

sprezz cannot be achieved by copying some blog pictures. you have it or don't, a bit like charisma. got me now?
 

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 15 3.5%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 74 17.1%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 143 33.1%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 71 16.4%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 35 8.1%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 26 6.0%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 14 3.2%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 9 2.1%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 13 3.0%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 2 0.5%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 3 0.7%
  • 100+

    Votes: 27 6.3%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
427,487
Messages
9,199,732
Members
193,210
Latest member
Vox & Leo Shoes

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Top