Originally Posted by TRINI
And I voted for Best
SC. I think it would be great, especially given the eclectic tastes on this board.
Originally Posted by GBear
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.
Originally Posted by Threadbearer
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!