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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
151 Total Votes  
post #166 of 423
I can pull it together if micro patterns are allowed, but that seems against the spirit of the thing.
post #167 of 423
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


Oh, I hear you--I can't participate because I literally don't have the clothes for this one!

I have one suit that could have met the challenge requirements with out me trying to pull a fast one (like I did with that self striped shirt) or ending up resembling a test pattern . It's an awesome (IMHO) navy blue with a faint maroon window pane pattern with a single button jacket, peaked lapels and a double breasted six button waist coat. I have a shirt, tie and PS that would have gone beautifully with it for this challenge. There is just one problem: it's made out of the heaviest damn wool on the planet; a two season suit at best, built to keep me from freezing while walking in midtown during the depths of winter. As I was heading out for a dinner party where the cocktails were served outside and it was 90 degrees, I had to go with something that wouldn't leave me with heat stroke.

 

I would try again tomorrow, but I am traveling. Also, trying to explain to my wife why I wanted her to take my picture led to an attempted explanation of SF, which led to a conversation where I was the target of many snarky comments (to use a term common to SF). It's going to be a little while before I ask again ;-) . 

post #168 of 423
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Originally Posted by TTO View Post

For those going the odd trouser route, it may be easier to get to four patterns but I have always found the end result unbalanced & dissatisfying, it may just be me, but that is why I think of it as an extra cross to bear.

Is it still unbalancing with strong patterns on the shirt, tie, and pocketsquare? It seems like having a patterned jacket, shirt, tie, and square with solid trousers would cause greater balance issues. There is definitely difficulty involve with mostly solids up top and patterned trousers (and I'm thinking subtle patterns, no loud golf plaid), but with 2 or 3 patterned pieces up top I would think the balance issue would be addressed.

 

This might be especially true for you given your (wonderful) proclivity towards hats.

 

I lack the wardrobe/skill/and photographer to successfully experiment with this, but if you were to start playing around, I would definitely lurker[1].gif

post #169 of 423

Hi Guise-too early?

 

something Summery 

BB button down pencil stripe

BB District SC

Henry Carter 7-fold

Drakes Kelim 

Vass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #170 of 423
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i loves you shugz, but that shirt looks like it was meant for khakis not a GP suit. rest is great. sorry frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post

Yup, check scale of shirt is too close to that of suit, but suit pattern is top drawer.

Incorrect, Stitchy. Nothing is made for khakis because khakis suck. biggrin.gif

Seriously, though, the shirt resolves to a solid from more than a couple of feet away, and the scale comparison really depends on what you see as the scale on the suit. To my eye, the suit's pattern scale is the larger elements of the check, but if you see the smaller elements as the scale, then certainly it won't work for you. I suspect that this is what's happening for Orge's Mowgli...
post #171 of 423
I guess this will have to be my entry after all. Weather and work commitments prevents me from trying another fit I had in mind. Also, the formal event I am attending tonight does not seem like the best venue for a four pattern bingo.... shog[1].gif
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Technically I am up to four patterns today, although the SC is perhaps borderline biggrin.gif




Edited by Pingson - 5/31/13 at 1:21am
post #172 of 423
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Originally Posted by rms340 View Post

Timo, you are probably my favorite poster on this forum. This is great!

Thanks, you make me blush shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

@Timo: What shirt is that?

It is from a local brand here, pretty good quality and nice collars & dessins for under 50€

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

timo - that is excellent. this is starting off very well. i cant wait to post mine!

Thanks. Looking forward seeing you with a PS ;-)
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Calling the winner now.

Blind raise. Whaddup?

Haha, wait for the "pattern-matching-bigtimers" (TTO, Tir, etc) to post.
post #173 of 423
Thread Starter 
Today is The Day
-TTO
post #174 of 423
My MC Casual take

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post #175 of 423
This competition... it is stiff... like Stitches in a Borelli fetish store.
post #176 of 423
Cuatro disenios



post #177 of 423
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

Hi Guise-too early?

 

something Summery 

BB button down pencil stripe

BB District SC

Henry Carter 7-fold

Drakes Kelim 

Vass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

smashing!

post #178 of 423

Really liking NOBD's entry in particular so far. Pingson's is great too; I wish the shirt had a little more "life" to its collar though.

 

My actual entry is bit more restrained than some of my slightly tongue-in-cheek earlier experiments this week, though the word "restrained" and this shirt are rarely found in close proximity to each other:

 

hus6egr.jpg

 

The 4 patterns should be clear in the close-up pic: electric blue pinstripe on the navy suit, purple gingham shirt, reddish/purpley pindot on the navy tie, and one of those mediaeval-ish patterned pocket squares. This was a really enjoyable challenge; great choice of theme TTO!

post #179 of 423
This is really great so far.

I really gotta get some patterned summer SCs. All my checked tweeds aren't doing me any good when it's 90 degrees out frown.gif
post #180 of 423
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

This is really great so far.

I really gotta get some patterned summer SCs. All my checked tweeds aren't doing me any good when it's 90 degrees out frown.gif


dewd. thats my problem too. sucks.
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