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    Sunday Challenge - 5/31/2015 - No Shoelaces

    This weeks challenge is simple - wear any outfit but your shoes can not have shoelaces (loafers, monks, slip-ons, mocs, chelsea boots, cowboy boots, etc).

    Standard boilerplate:

    - Challenge proposed on Tuesday or [not so] early Wednesday
    - Rules solidified throughout the week
    - On Sunday or before, all participants dress according to challenge guidelines
    - Entries recorded Sunday night, voting begins
    - Winner declared on Tuesday evening
    - Winner is responsible for next week's theme
    20
    JBarwick
    15.00%
    3
    JDI
    35.00%
    7
    Shomas
    20.00%
    4
    theskillets
    10.00%
    2
    LesserBlackDog
    20.00%
    4
    Measurement Reference: 5'11" 173lbs 40R 32x32

    #2
    Shirt: Alfani
    Tie: Bruce Field
    Sweater: Christian Berg
    Pants: BR
    Shoes: Bexley of Paris Chelsea's

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      #3
      Originally posted by JBarwick View Post
      Shirt: Alfani
      Tie: Bruce Field
      Sweater: Christian Berg
      Pants: BR
      Shoes: Bexley of Paris Chelsea's
      For me simplicity goes a long way. Lookin good!

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        #4



        Shirt - J Crew Cambray
        Short - American Eagle
        Sneakers - Converse John Varvatos
        Time-X

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          #5
          Hey JB, love the minimal colour look!

          How do you find the fit on those Bexleys. I've thought about purchasing from their site, but the sizing feels fraught with danger. Are they relatively true to size? and how do they compare to US brands like AE or English brands like Loake?

          Thanks!

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            #6
            [MENTION=12213]Celimos[/MENTION] - I bought them in store and will say sizing is all over the place. I bought them for 2 for 200 Euros and while they are goodyear welted, I will probably not get them recrafted. I love the wholecuts I have from them but these boots see action maybe once a month. They run narrow and I only wear them on days I don't run in the morning. I wanted to try some shoes from Finsbury in Paris as the blog Parisian Gentlemen give them good reviews for the price but I had already bought 2 pairs of Carmina's while in Paris and no room in the luggage for more shoes. Leather is on the cheaper side too so it creases quicker even with trees.

            Another piece of advice would be if you want to try one of these brands, there are "sale periods" in Paris, one in January-February and another in maybe June? These places run sales so it is a good time to take a chance.

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              #7
              Sunday Challenge - 5/31/2015 - No Shoelaces

              This is mine. Kind of a summer Friday casual thing here:

              Jacket: Bonobos
              Shirt: J Crew Factory
              Pants: Bonobos
              Shoes: Alden
              Pocket square: vintage
              Socks: Sperry (not shown because they are awesome - seriously, these are the best no-shows I've tried)
              Last edited by Shomas; May 30, 2015, 02:34 PM.

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                #8
                [MENTION=4069]JBarwick[/MENTION] Thanks for the advice! I might try a pair during the sale periods

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                  #9
                  Here is my "TSA business travel rig."


                  Sport Coat: Suit Supply
                  OCBD: Kamakura
                  Jeans: Uniqlo Selvedge
                  Socks: Nordstroms
                  Pocket Square: The Tie Bar
                  Loafers: Velasca
                  Watch: Timex
                  Measurement Reference: 5'11" 173lbs 40R 32x32

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                    #10
                    Bump for entries

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                      #11
                      This outfit arguably complies... the boat shoes have laces but they are decorative/non-functional, these are actually slip-ons with elastic around the tongue. Something I didn't realize when I bought them, but whatever.



                      Uniqlo polo, M. Nii shorts, Hamilton watch on Staib mesh bracelet, Sperry for J.Crew boat shoes.
                      Last edited by LesserBlackDog; May 31, 2015, 05:13 PM.
                      Ben

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                        #12
                        The poll is alive and ready for your votes, people!

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                          #13
                          Bump for votes!

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                            #14
                            Last call for votes!

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                              #15
                              I'm calling this one and shutting it down a little bit earlier than usual. Congrats to [MENTION=13537]JDI[/MENTION]! Well done and please post a new challenge theme ASAP.

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