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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 5/31/13 - BE LIKE BARBERA ( aka - the four pattern challenge )

Poll Results: The Be Like Barbera Four Pattern Challenge - Who did it best?

Poll expired: Jun 4, 2013 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 3% (6)
    mimo
  • 1% (2)
    RogerC
  • 11% (18)
    clapeyron
  • 1% (2)
    Ian Erickson
  • 0% (0)
    Thin White Duke
  • 21% (32)
    Tirailleur1
  • 5% (9)
    Cantabrigian
  • 15% (24)
    SpooPoker
  • 0% (1)
    eazye
  • 1% (3)
    MRMstl
  • 9% (14)
    Mr. Six
  • 10% (16)
    Orgetorix
  • 7% (12)
    GMMcL
  • 6% (10)
    Betelgeuse
  • 4% (7)
    Licious
  • 10% (16)
    in stitches
  • 1% (3)
    Holdfast
  • 0% (0)
    gringodaddy
  • 23% (35)
    NOBD
  • 4% (7)
    Pingson
  • 9% (15)
    Pliny
  • 2% (4)
    sugarbutch
  • 26% (40)
    timotune
  • 3% (5)
    SeaJen
  • 6% (10)
    DerekS
  • 5% (9)
    An Acute Style
  • 35% (53)
    TTO
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Thread Starter 
This week Gentleman, should you choose to accept the challenge, you have a mission.
Luciano Barbera is an accepted master of pattern combinations, shown in Flusser's 'Dressing the Man' mixing and matching with aplomb, appearing to show no effort in arriving at pleasingly subtle, non eye straining juxtapositions of stripes, spots, checks and motifes that would cause hours of trial and error for the mere mortal dressers of the rest of the world.
You have four days to refine your four pattern combinations, read your Flusser, google image search for the masters combinations, follow Michael Alden's advice and throw out the computer spreadsheets and books and just use your eyes.
Whatever works for you!
There Are Rules!
-all entrants must be in by MIDDAY on Saturday the 1st London, England
-any fit from this week will be accepted, but only this week.
-if you are wearing patterned odd trousers, you must wear a solid coat( this is a difficult look to pull off, you will probably be better off with an odd jacket )
-you will wear a pocket square
-if you wear a multi-pattern patchwork tweed/madras sports-coat, you may wear solid tie or shirt

Subtlety, coherence and nonchalance are the bywords of this challenge, this is NOT the zero 'F' challenge,
You Will Give a Sh!t about how you look, You will show some effort!
Bonus points for showing your work, just like at school.
-TTO

Our brave contestants!

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I have allowed this entry despite the use of patterned odd trousers & a patterned sportscoat, I'm not sure I should!

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Four (five) pattern bingo.
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Note that I made a game-time substitution of a brown suede belt for the suspenders, and a madder square for the puppy-tooth one shown here.
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early post.

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I've used this one as you said it was your favourite of the three you have posted.

and finally your host...
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Me gusta. I hope I bought some clothes for this challenge
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I seriously don't know that I have the clothes for this one... frown.gif
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Pshhhh....4....imma do 5.

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I seriously don't know that I have the clothes for this one... frown.gif
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-TTO
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Nice, TTO. Have fun, guys.
post #8 of 423
Small quibble: that's Luciano Barbera.
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Can't believe I did that!
-TTO
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some inspiration from Luciano, Mafoofan & Beppe
-TTO
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Would seersucker suit, shirt, tie, and hank meet the requirements? I can't (and wouldn't) pull that together out of my own closet, but I want to know what the parameters are.
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-TTO
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Small quibble: that's Luciano Barbera.

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Can't believe I did that!
-TTO

So, whose name did you use instead?
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Carlos...
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Would seersucker suit, shirt, tie, and hank meet the requirements? I can't (and wouldn't) pull that together out of my own closet, but I want to know what the parameters are.
Striped Seersucker would count as a pattern, not sure I could condone the multiple use of seersucker.
Basically you will need distinctly differing scales or patterns for each of the items, tie, shirt, sportscoat/suit, square...
-TTO
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