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    Sunday Challenge - 6/21/15 - Father's Day Edition

    Did the best I could to be creative, but be gentle since this is my first go at it. In the spirit of Father's Day, this week's challenge is to pay homage to your dad/grandpa/father figure. There are a bunch of ways to go with this, but some ideas are hand-me-downs or wearing colors/patterns that they would like. If possible, explain which specific parts of your outfit are paying homage. Bonus points of dad is in the picture for comparison!

    Standard rules apply:
    - Challenge proposed on Tuesday or 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
    26
    LesserBlackDog
    15.38%
    4
    Billax
    42.31%
    11
    pyattdrummer
    23.08%
    6
    Shomas
    19.23%
    5

    #2
    hmmm. If I take this to the extreme I'll end up looking like Jim Harbaugh on the sidelines. My dad isn't a harbaugh, but that's about how he dresses.

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      #3
      Gonna need to go on a Men's Wearhouse shopping spree.

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        #4
        My dad wears jeans and a flannel shirt or jorts and a flannel shirt with the sleeves rolled up. My step-dad wears ratty jeans and a t-shirt. My father-in-law would have me in white Gucci jeans and a Robert Graham shirt.

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          #5
          It's called a challenge for a reason!

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            #6
            Originally posted by JBarwick View Post
            My dad wears jeans and a flannel shirt or jorts and a flannel shirt with the sleeves rolled up. My step-dad wears ratty jeans and a t-shirt. My father-in-law would have me in white Gucci jeans and a Robert Graham shirt.
            So just wear white Gucci jorts and a flannel shirt with the sleeves rolled up over a t-shirt. You're welcome.

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              #7
              I guess I'll get this started. This outfit is an homage to my dad who, for 20 years, served as a U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer. The inspiration for this outfit is drawn from the iconic "dress blues" uniform, with navy jacket, blue trousers, white shirt, and red accents.

              Incidentally, my dad also owns this same watch, which he wears on a mil-spec nylon strap.



              Golden Bear jacket, Uniqlo polo, Lands' End chinos, Kiel James Patrick belt, Sperry boat shoes, L.L. Bean tritium field watch on Crown & Buckle NATO.

              And the inspiration:

              Ben

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                #8
                Do you want to see me in a t shirt tucked into jean shorts? That's what we'd be looking at.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by zcm View Post
                  hmmm. If I take this to the extreme I'll end up looking like Jim Harbaugh on the sidelines. My dad isn't a harbaugh, but that's about how he dresses.
                  Originally posted by JBarwick View Post
                  My dad wears jeans and a flannel shirt or jorts and a flannel shirt with the sleeves rolled up. My step-dad wears ratty jeans and a t-shirt. My father-in-law would have me in white Gucci jeans and a Robert Graham shirt.
                  Let's see it!

                  Originally posted by Cfred371 View Post
                  Do you want to see me in a t shirt tucked into jean shorts? That's what we'd be looking at.
                  Yes.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Cfred371 View Post
                    Do you want to see me in a t shirt tucked into jean shorts? That's what we'd be looking at.
                    I totally should have made this a jean shorts based challenge...

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                      #11
                      My dad is stuck in 1986 Miami. Don Johnson style. Pretty sure he would legally change his name to Sonny Crocket if it was easier to do so.

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                        #12
                        I am a fish out of water here, but I'll play one time: I was born in 1942 and began college in 1959, graduating with two degrees in 1964. My college years occurred at the very peak of the Ivy League style – the most dominant, enduring style in American menswear history. I liked the look and so did more than 90% of college males in the nation. Seeing that such a large fraction of American men wore the Ivy look in the mid-sixties, and since, at 73, I am old enough to be the father or grandfather of almost anyone on this board, the following look is – very likely – what your college-attending father or grandfather wore in the early-to-mid sixties:









                        The stuff:
                        O'Connell's 3/2 sack of Robert Noble 55% Silk, 45% Linen cloth, woven in Scotland, with MacNeil & Moore pocket Square. BB Candy Stripe PPBD, Chipp2 Grenadine tie, LE Stone Twills, AE Tan Belt, AE Tan Westchester loafers, Marcoliani Cotton Lisle OTC socks.

                        Because of the twill chinos (even though they are cuffed), this would've been an outfit for a casual dinner with one's girl friend in 1962. Times change....

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Billax View Post
                          I am a fish out of water here, but I'll play one time: I was born in 1942 and began college in 1959, graduating with two degrees in 1964. My college years occurred at the very peak of the Ivy League style – the most dominant, enduring style in American menswear history. I liked the look and so did more than 90% of college males in the nation. Seeing that such a large fraction of American men wore the Ivy look in the mid-sixties, and since, at 73, I am old enough to be the father or grandfather of almost anyone on this board, the following look is – very likely – what your college-attending father or grandfather wore in the early-to-mid sixties:









                          The stuff:
                          O'Connell's 3/2 sack of Robert Noble 55% Silk, 45% Linen cloth, woven in Scotland, with MacNeil & Moore pocket Square. BB Candy Stripe PPBD, Chipp2 Grenadine tie, LE Stone Twills, AE Tan Belt, AE Tan Westchester loafers, Marcoliani Cotton Lisle OTC socks.

                          Because of the twill chinos (even though they are cuffed), this would've been an outfit for a casual dinner with one's girl friend in 1962. Times change....


                          Jeeze, the week I think about participating, you've got to go and do that. I have neither the wardrobe nor the gravitas to compete with that entry. But I am inspired. Great post, hope you stick around

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by gibbysmalls View Post
                            Jeeze, the week I think about participating, you've got to go and do that. I have neither the wardrobe nor the gravitas to compete with that entry. But I am inspired. Great post, hope you stick around
                            gibby, I am not and don't want to be a participant in the competition. I WOULD like guys to know that in the period from 1959 to 1967, THIS IS THE WAY GUYS DRESSED. So, if one seeks extra points in the contest by relating to the way your male progenitors dressed, earlier damning posts about how Dads and Granddads dress now... well, those men weren't in the majority back in the day.

                            Good luck with your entry!

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                              #15
                              Well, I prepared these pictures earlier today, before seeing Billax's post, but I don't think I'm too far off from what he is getting at (sadly, my execution probably leaves a bit to be desired). Nonetheless, I'm brave/stupid enough to try and follow him. But don't worry, I've got a lot of words to make you read as well. All of these mimic my paternal figures currently, not when they were my age.

                              For this challenge, I put together three outfits, 2 as examples of my father, and 1 as an example of my maternal grandfather. Explanations of each outfit will follow each picture.

                              1) My father on a work day



                              This is what my father might wear on a typical workday. He is a minister, so weekday dress for him is a coat + tie. Almost everything he wears regularly is shades of blue and brown, except for his shoes. He loves oxblood/cordovan dress shoes (he has a pair in oxford wingtip, oxford medallion toe, and derby wingtip), an affinity which I have grown to, most likely because of him. He wears blue pants a lot, which he can get away with because the only navy blazer he owns is corduroy (so he doesn't wear it often). He only has 1 dress belt, and it is black. He prefers printed ties and large patterns rather than small patterns or textures, and this is the closest tie I had to that. He always ties a full-windsor, not matter what the shirt/tie/jacket or occasion, which often leaves his tie a little shorter than what is preferred.

                              2) My father on the weekend/off day



                              Yes, this is where my father's style influences do fail me. Ill-fitting short-sleeve vertical stripe shirts are pretty much all he wears around the house in the summer. Khaki pants are fine, but then there's his Rockport bluchers (I really can't figure out what to call these. I'm home for a couple of weeks, and don't worry, these are his shoes, not mine).

                              3) My Grandfather



                              My grandfather worked as a textile engineer. As such, when it came to clothing, he was most worried about quality fabrics, and less so about fit and color schemes. He loves wool, and wears it various weights year-round, but also swears that 60% cotton/40% polyester "makes the best-wearing shirt". As such, the sweater and the tie are both 100% wool, and the shirt is 60/40 cotton/poly. In fact, he gave me both the shirt and the tie (Side note - I really love this tie. It's sometimes hard to work into a fit, but it manages to be very unique without being bold or overpowering). Unlike the other two fits, this is something I might actually wear on a normal day (as a college student, wearing a blazer is definitely too formal for going to class). Also, unlike my father, who loves his sportcoats and oxfords, my grandfather likes his sweaters and his loafers.

                              And there you have it. As for my personal style, I have adopted looks of loafers, textured/subtlely patterned ties, and lots of sweaters from my grandfather, and have adopted cordovan wingtip oxfords and brown blazer/navy pants combination from my father.

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