Uniform Challenge v.1

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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby Eddie » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:22 am

bela wrote:Parlez merde envoyez une photo de vetements

isn't the point of this thread to post as few fits as possible...
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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby bels » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:02 am

I was facetiously suggesting that if caneron wants to pick holes in my interpretation of the uniform challenge he should participate himself.

I think the point of this thread is to talk about personal uniforms. I may be wrong though.
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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby Eddie » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:59 pm

Really doesn't address cameron's point still.
I don't see why anyone would need to participate to give you this criticism
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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby Julio » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:27 pm

^true that. as it stands the suits are too severe a deviation from the rules stated in smiles' initial post; "personal uniforms" would be under a different thread entirely imho.
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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby maj » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:45 pm

bela wrote:Hope you're all ready for CASUAL SUIT UNIFORM CHALLENGE 2k15

Start date APRIL 1ST (no foolin)

THE RULES

I don't care, there are no rules, do whatever you want. Wear one casual suit the whole time, swap between two, wear the same shirt wear different shirts wear the same spezzato wear different spezzato WHATEVER.

APRIL 1ST


Prior to this the last post was in November, when life gives you lemons!

More suit pics bela, can u start reviewing how they fit in with your life? do you ever get too hot in this warmer weather? You say you can't wear a jacket indoors can you wear a blazer or is your life a lie???
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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby BIGBEE » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:55 pm

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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby bels » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:42 pm

I think ben was also joking. Actually originally I was going to cycle through five different casual suits but I changed my mind at the last minute.

The suit is working out OK except that it doesn't fit me that great. It's also kind of awkward to wear a suit on a bike. It's like it doesn't keep you warm from the wind at your front but it keeps you too warm by being on your back.

As for wearing in the office it's true I normally take off the jacket unless I'm going for lunch or to a meeting or whatever. So most of the time I just look like a dork in khakis and a white long sleeve.
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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby nick » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:09 am

@bela, riding a bike while wearing on a suit must make you feel like a living streetstyle shot. Surely that's a benefit that trumps comfort.

I have yet to wear a casual suit in the month of April. Been too busy with taking Instagrams for my small but dedicated legion of Korean Engineered Garments enthusiasts. If anyone has a pair of forest green S/S pants in a size 32-34, hit me up because there's a theoretically excellent summer suit waiting to happen.
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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby bels » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:22 am

A living street style shot aka a dickhead
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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby bels » Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:54 am

http://adage.com/article/agency-news/cr ... rk/297975/

More people rubbing it in about how good they are at uniform challenge.

Saatchi & Saatchi, New York, Creative/Art Director Matilda Kahl has worn the same outfit to work for the past three years. The self-inflicted uniform -- a white silk shirt, black trousers, a black blazer (when it's chilly), plus a simple adornment of a leather rosette -- drew attention from fashion followers when Ms. Kahl wrote about it in Harper's Bazaar last week in a piece that's already earned more than 33,000 shares.
Ms. Kahl had made her decision after one stressful morning before an important meeting, when she worried over the correct thing to wear: "'Is this too formal? Is that too out there? Is this dress too short?'" she wrote. "I finally chose something I regretted as soon as I hit the subway platform."
The anxiety intensified when she arrived late and her male co-workers were already having a "brodown" with their boss. "I just stood there -- paralyzed by the fact that I was not only late, but unprepared. And my sweater was inside out. I had completely stressed myself out, and for what? This was not the first morning I'd felt this unnecessary panic, but that day I decided it would be the last."
Ms. Kahl shared more about her uniform story with Ad Age and Creativity, and how factoring fashion out of the equation has helped propel her career.
Ad Age: How long have you been wearing the uniform? What kind of reactions have you received at your workplace?
Matilda Kahl: I've been wearing the uniform for almost three years now, starting back at my previous gig at Y&R. The reactions have come in many different sizes and shapes. The first week when I started to wear the outfit, I didn't really tell anyone about it and almost no one said anything. It wasn't until we worked over the weekend sometime a few months later when I came in as a civilian that some people almost shouted at me in the corridors, "What!? Where is the uniform? Are you OK?" It was interesting to see that people felt like bringing it up only when I took something away that they were used to.
Over the years though, the most common reaction I've gotten is "Why do you do it?" Sometimes this leads to lengthy lunch discussions on feminism and the objectification of women, but more often than not we just get into the more practical side of things and how this has saved me countless hours in the mornings. And dollars.
Ad Age: Do you ever think of changing it up? Have you ever changed it up?
MK: Honestly I don't. The reason I started with the outfit came from that exact expectation, that I as a woman have some kind of innate urge to dress up and to always want to look my best. Maybe I'm alone in feeling this way, but when it comes to work days, I rarely feel like putting my outfit in the spotlight. I obviously want to look professional and approachable, but I have so many work-related issues to focus on that what I'm wearing falls far down on my list of priorities.
Ad Age: You're a creative. Don't you ever get bored of the monotony?
MK: That's what one might think, but it's in the nature of my line of work to be innovative and create things that have never been seen before. I guess that brings me more than enough variation and excitement to be happy to have at least one part of my life running on autopilot.
Ad Age: Some -- women as well as men -- would argue that clothes can be empowering and the ability to dress in a unique way can give you confidence in the workplace. Would you disagree with that?
MK: Oh not at all. Putting on that special outfit when you have an important meeting coming up can sometimes give you the confidence boost you need to perform your very best. It's a big part of who we are, who we want to be, and how we want others to see us. That being said, I feel like my uniform does that, and maybe even more for me. I feel both professional and personal wearing it. I no longer spend time on choosing clothes nor do I get self-conscious in meetings, which would happen occasionally before. I just keep on with my day without my mind wandering, thinking about if my skirt is too short or my t-shirt too casual. To me, that is empowering.
Ad Age: Do you wear the exact same white shirt and exact pair of pants and blazers -- or are they different brands, silhouettes, etc.? If they're the same, who is the designer on them?
MK: No cheating! They are all exactly the same and have been for almost three years, up until a week ago. The shirts had gotten worn out, others stained, and a few of them died tragically on the ironing board. So last weekend I spent two days on a rather intense hunt for a new hero shirt. I finally found it at Zara. I fell in love with the diagonal line of buttons and the cuts in the sleeves. I spoke to the store manager and ordered 15 of them, negotiated down the price (as one always should) and walked home with my wardrobe for next year's 254 working days.
Matilda Kahl, when she's not working.
Matilda Kahl, when she's not working. Credit: Max Ahlborn
Ad Age: What do you like to wear on the weekends, out of the office?
MK: I'm very into dresses, as they are feminine and fit most occasions. I've never had a problem with being a little overdressed at parties, so during weekend nights I usually run with high heels and lots of colors and patterns. When running errands and meetings friends for coffee, I usually go with a short t-shirt, jeans and sneakers.
Ad Age: How has your life changed professionally since adopting the uniform? Has anything amazing happened?
MK: I honestly believe I have my work outfit to thank for some of my best work, so in that sense, it's been pretty incredible. But I guess that's more of an inner journey than an extraordinary event. I did however hear a pretty funny story just a few days ago. A friend at work told me that my previous VP at Y&R had come to her a few years ago and been seriously concerned about my well-being after having seen me wearing the same clothes week after week. So worried in fact that she had been working to get me a raise so that I could afford to start dressing properly. Ultimately, I never got that get-yourself-together check, but it would've indeed been amazing.
Ad Age: What are you working on now at the office?
MK: Right now we're finishing up the Celibacy Challenge campaign for GLAAD. It's been an incredible experience, and I couldn't be prouder of my Saatchi team. I'm so happy we've been able to utilize the resources of such a big agency for a really good cause. I've also spent a lot of time with the editing team this week on a new Cheerios spot. It's me and my partner Viktor Angwald's first piece for the brand, so we are very excited to set it free. We're also working on something secret for Fruitsnacks that hopefully, fingers crossed, will come out this fall.
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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby pirxthepilot » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:25 am

think i mentioned this before, i see nick knight around london and he's always in a black kilgour suit/ white shirt, looks great.

https://thestylenews.wordpress.com/2013 ... ck-knight/
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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby sknss » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:26 am

week 2
it's getting really hot so i might not be able to continue :???:
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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby BIGBEE » Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:51 pm

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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby bels » Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:40 pm

Forgot to post this little collection from casual suit month before I lost interest and gave up. Now selling the suit because the jacket doesn't fit me right.
@BIGBEE was interested in I believe so he has first refusal

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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby iwtt » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:38 pm

hey guys

i haven't posted in this thread before, but i've been lurking a lot.
i got really into the concept right before the summer, so much so that i put all my clothing except "the uniform", two jackets and my shoes in a spare wardrobe. it remained unopened through the whole summer.
this is what my apartment looked like most of the time

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its pretty funny to watch photos from this summer as they all look like they were taken the same day.
this skate clip is from 5 different days, for example:

[youtube]/watch?v=CksBi8dCklY[/youtube]

these are my pros and cons:

    pros:

    like once every two weeks or so i will have days where i just feel like nothing fits and everything is terrible. this stopped happening

    getting dressed became a complete non-event

    i stopped feeling under/overdressed

    i stopped having sudden urges to buy clothes


    cons:

    when i am especially happy with my outfit i sometimes get a glimpse of myself in a window or mirror something and get a feeling of satisfaction. this stopped happening


    my "interest in fashion" pretty much faded away

    i stopped having sudden urges to buy clothes

    getting dressed became a complete non-event

    it gets pretty boring after a while
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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby bels » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:01 am

''People think wearing a uniform makes you less interesting, but I think the opposite.''


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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby Iliam » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:12 am

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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby bels » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:29 pm

Mr Alaia flintstone album repost:



I reiterate my request that someone IDs the adidas please.
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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby sknss » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:59 pm

alaia's best outfit
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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby CMYK » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:12 pm

Just realized I unintentionally wore a uniform all week. (Levis crewneck sweater, black shirt, black uniqlo jeans, white shoes)





It was nice.
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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby bels » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:01 am

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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby oucho » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:45 am

Kierkegaard's thoughts on uniforms:

The sea is silent, even when it rages and boils it is silent. In the beginning perhaps you do not hear it properly, what you hear is the raging. If you hurry on and take this impression with you then you do the sea an injustice; but if you linger and listen more attentively then you hear - how remarkable! -you hear silence. For what is uniform is often also silence.
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Re: Uniform Challenge v.1

Postby mc-lunar » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:16 pm

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*** Uniform Challenge 2019 [RELOADED] ***

Postby popcorn » Sun May 05, 2019 4:13 am

in an effort to bring back 2015/16 care-tags, i will be doing the uniform challenge until june (which narrowly beats the other idea, lighting myself on fire in protest).

will add my outfit photos soon i promise

0) INTRODUCTION/NOTES:
- using this challenge as a vehicle, i would like to learn more about life and scope out some potential ways to get rid of my clothing before i have to move in september.
--- really need to get rid of some shoes :/
- the uniform is essentially what i wore for the last month.
--- uniform construction was influenced by my job, i'm an office boy and like to look charming/professional.

1) COAT:
- gray patagonia coat (shouldn't be necessary or admissible)
- [AS NEEDED] black patagonia rain jacket

2) MIDLAYER:
- olive gap anorak
- gray uniqlo waffly knit sweater
--- (this gets gross and will need to be cleaned)

3) TOP:
- 3 white oxfords
- 3 Uniqlo U gray long sleeve tees
-- (sundays = free space, nobody sees me anyway)

4) BOTTOM:
- wide navy chinos, vintage polo
- wide khakis, vintage american eagle
-- gray patagonia shorts, administered as needed (beach or poolside only)

FOOTWEAR:
- 6" brown roughout oak street bootmaker hunt boots
- 6" beige nubuck orvis chukkas
- 6" sage+camo danner boots
-- white birkenstocks, administered as needed (beach or poolside only)
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