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post #16 of 130
Yeah, but the kicker should be that it has the full retail price of an item, regardless of where you purchased the item. So, even Mabitex pants would be, what, 200 bucks? Edit: Yeah, 400 probably sounds good.
post #17 of 130
sf group think! Get out those double monks!
post #18 of 130
Best outfit on a budget gets my vote hands down.
The 'wanna-be's' (myself included) out-number the big timers 1,000,000 to 1 in real life,
so I would like to se the Big Timers show us just what can be done on a dime.
post #19 of 130
Not that I have a horse in this race, but I foresee a problem if you limit the "Best outfit on a budget" to 400 with all items at full retail. For many of the regulars, I would be surprised if they could put on shoes and a belt without blowing the 400. I, for one, don't want to see a bunch of AE park avenues and wieners.
post #20 of 130
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I just think the public (including myself) have a lot more to learn about dressing on a budget from the senior members here. I don't think there are enough concrete resources just yet. That's just my opinion, maybe I haven't lurked enough. But that might also explain why dressing on a budget has been voted the most. Or just all of us need to lurk more.

I think a cheap suit challenge (not unlike a Top Gear cheap car challenge) would be an excellent idea. Of course, it would be the seasoned thrifters at an advantage, but then OTOH it would inspire those of us at the very early stages of our sartorial journey that don't have a lot of spare coin to invest.

On that note, at the risk of going (slightly) OT, I reckon a WAYWRN 'Rookie' Challenge could be fun. Open to posters that have less than a certain number of posts, or have participated in less than a certain number of WAYWRN challenges. Could be a great way for the doyens of SF to help us newbies sharpen up a bit.
post #21 of 130
I don't get it. Was I supposed to be keeping receipts for everything I've bought over the years?
post #22 of 130
I'm voting Flannel and Brown in Town. Don't seem to be in the poll however.
post #23 of 130
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I'm voting Flannel and Brown in Town. Don't seem to be in the poll however.

Flannel will be lovely...

Congratulations to all of you for offering us every week something different...
post #24 of 130
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Yeah, but the kicker should be that it has the full retail price of an item, regardless of where you purchased the item. So, even Mabitex pants would be, what, 200 bucks?

Edit: Yeah, 400 probably sounds good.

Yeah, that is not going to work. The MO of SF bargain shoppers is not to buy cheap things, but expensive things cheaply.

Mike
post #25 of 130
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Yeah, that is not going to work. The MO of SF bargain shoppers is not to buy cheap things, but expensive things cheaply.

I think the younger guys around here are conspiring to get a bunch of middle aged clothes equines to show them how to look like a million bucks on an Old Navy budget.
post #26 of 130
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I think the younger guys around here are conspiring to get a bunch of middle aged clothes equines to show them how to look like a million bucks on an Old Navy budget.

If that is what they pick, so they shall be enlightened.

That is an easy challenge for me. Hell, I could come in below $100, as I am sure some of my other fellow thrifters could (Like UC) as well.

I won't even have to take a new picture.

Mike
post #27 of 130
I think we should have a highest watch to suit cost ratio challenge.
post #28 of 130
I voted groupthink, but if we go budget, I think the cap should be based on the amount spent, not MSRP. Excluding shoes, we could see some great fits for less than $400 (you've seen some of the steals on B&S). It might even bring some new blood into WAYRN. After all, this is styleforum, not affluenceforum.
post #29 of 130
It seems to me that several of the poll options, such as Best FU/SC and best Gun Club, stray from the goal of helping us dress better and place the emphasis instead on who owns the best item in each category. If the goal of these challenges is to help us improve, then we should probably choose less piece-specific topics.

I also have another recommendation along those lines. I propose an entrance fee. I suggest that everyone who enters a weekly challenge accept, as his entrance "fee", an obligation to offer constructive criticism to at least three other entrants in that week's challenge.
post #30 of 130
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Voted for:
And I voted for Best SC. I think it would be great, especially given the eclectic tastes on this board.
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But then, like cptjeff said, that would give people who thrift a clear advantage. I have just seen that most people (especially people still in university) post about style help and define a budget between $500-$1000. Obviously $1000 is way too high for this is be any challenge. You're right, $500 is a little high still. I would think more like $400. That way, both people who thrift and buy retail will be on equal grounds thus benefitting all of those people out there looking style on a budget.
The whole budget thing is sort of weird -- while I've several great items that I've acquired on the cheap, it would be difficult to keep the whole ensemble "thrifty". You throw in a decent pair of shoes and a good shirt and you hit the $400 mark easily. It sounds like no child left behind, bringing everyone down to the lowest common denominator, rather than the other way around.
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It seems to me that several of the poll options, such as Best FU/SC and best Gun Club, stray from the goal of helping us dress better and place the emphasis instead on who owns the best item in each category. If the goal of these challenges is to help us improve, then we should probably choose less piece-specific topics. I also have another recommendation along those lines. I propose an entrance fee. I suggest that everyone who enters a weekly challenge accept, as his entrance "fee", an obligation to offer constructive criticism to at least three other entrants in that week's challenge.
That is a great idea and would certainly stir up more conversation!
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