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Poll Results: Who best executed a non-SF-approved look today? Keep in mind the parameters outlined in the first post below.

Poll expired: Apr 29, 2013  
  • 7% (5)
    upr_crust
  • 6% (4)
    RDiaz
  • 34% (22)
    DerekS
  • 3% (2)
    Thin White Duke
  • 15% (10)
    in stitches
  • 7% (5)
    aravenel
  • 0% (0)
    SharplyTailored
  • 9% (6)
    sugarbutch
  • 9% (6)
    Holdfast
  • 6% (4)
    unbelragazzo
64 Total Votes  
post #76 of 164

DerekS got my vote, and would have even if T had been in the poll. But he'd definitely have been my second choice!

 

My thought, mentioned upthread, that pocket handkerchiefs were difficult to integrate into this challenge's outfits, is only reinforced by seeing many of the entries. I'm not really a fan of even the white linen of Derek's fit, but everything else about his fit works so well that it's fine in context. It's just really difficult to find a square that works well with the harsh contrast of red & white, especially when one throws in two more colours in the jacket & trousers. Crusty & Aravenel would have been contenders for my vote if they'd had different - or no - squares. And RDiaz, Sharply Tailored & Thin White Duke all had outfits that would have been improved with other (or no) squares. sb's works reasonably though, and stitchy looks just fine without one. Those two are tied for third IMO. I like unbel's fun look, but didn't really feel it met the challenge criteria.

 

Very interesting contest theme, stitchy. Nice one.

post #77 of 164
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Tirailleur1 destroyed all of you.

Yeah he did. Good thing he wasn't on the poal, it wouldn't even have been close smile.gif
post #78 of 164
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

DerekS got my vote, and would have even if T had been in the poll. But he'd definitely have been my second choice!
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My thought, mentioned upthread, that pocket handkerchiefs were difficult to integrate into this challenge's outfits, is only reinforced by seeing many of the entries. I'm not really a fan of even the white linen of Derek's fit, but everything else about his fit works so well that it's fine in context. It's just really difficult to find a square that works well with the harsh contrast of red & white, especially when one throws in two more colours in the jacket & trousers. Crusty & Aravenel would have been contenders for my vote if they'd had different - or no - squares. And RDiaz, Sharply Tailored & Thin White Duke all had outfits that would have been improved with other (or no) squares. sb's works reasonably though, and stitchy looks just fine without one. Those two are tied for third IMO. I like unbel's fun look, but didn't really feel it met the challenge criteria.

Very interesting contest theme, stitchy. Nice one.

cool summation, glad you enjoyed the theme. credit due to dereks for helping me come up with the idea. fucking asshole ran away with it though.

i thought it was a lot of fun and i really enjoyed seeing what people came up with.
post #79 of 164
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

cool summation, glad you enjoyed the theme. credit due to dereks for helping me come up with the idea. fucking asshole ran away with it though. .

lol8[1].gif thanks for the kind words brosef mcbrosefson.
post #80 of 164
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

lol8[1].gif thanks for the kind words brosef mcbrosefson.

anytime. smile.gif
post #81 of 164
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

sb's works reasonably though, and stitchy looks just fine without one. Those two are tied for third IMO.

At the moment, at least, it would appear that you and I are tied for third, and Stitchy's in second. smile.gif

post #82 of 164
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

DerekS got my vote, and would have even if T had been in the poll. But he'd definitely have been my second choice!

My thought, mentioned upthread, that pocket handkerchiefs were difficult to integrate into this challenge's outfits, is only reinforced by seeing many of the entries. I'm not really a fan of even the white linen of Derek's fit, but everything else about his fit works so well that it's fine in context. It's just really difficult to find a square that works well with the harsh contrast of red & white, especially when one throws in two more colours in the jacket & trousers. Crusty & Aravenel would have been contenders for my vote if they'd had different - or no - squares. And RDiaz, Sharply Tailored & Thin White Duke all had outfits that would have been improved with other (or no) squares. sb's works reasonably though, and stitchy looks just fine without one. Those two are tied for third IMO. I like unbel's fun look, but didn't really feel it met the challenge criteria.

Very interesting contest theme, stitchy. Nice one.

Interesting observation, HF. I wasn't entirely sold on the PS that I picked, but was afraid of leaving out that detail - in future, I will remember that, on occasion, less is more. Certainly, with a camel's hair SC, white would not have been an option.

I find it interesting and ironic that I've done better on this challenge, vote-wise, than any of the other recent ones, and that this contest was testing one's ability to be transgressive. I must transgress more than I had previously imagined. smile.gif
post #83 of 164
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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

 I must transgress more than I had previously imagined. smile.gif

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post #84 of 164
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

DerekS got my vote, but god damn Tril, lucky for him you weren't on the poll.

 

 Yep. biggrin.gif

post #85 of 164
Poll closed,

Derek, your move.
post #86 of 164
hey derek, congrats! eat a bag of shit, friendo. smile.gif
post #87 of 164
Thread Starter 
I forgot to vote!
post #88 of 164
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I forgot to vote!


ah, a true American

post #89 of 164
Thread Starter 
Well, it's mainly that I couldn't decide who should win. It wouldn't have been DerekS, though... lol8[1].gif
post #90 of 164
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Well, it's mainly that I couldn't decide who should win. It wouldn't have been DerekS, though... lol8[1].gif

I didnt need your vote anyway.....wouldve been a wasted vote...like a vote for the green party...youd just be throwing it away. wink.gif
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