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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 #301 of 423
CM and clap - inlove.gif thanks guys.

clap - deets on the benz!

TTO - damn you. what do you have in mind for next week?
post #302 of 423
As a customer of Luciano Barbera for 20+ years, my personal opinion is that the one who most closely replicated Luciano Barbera's personal colors and style was Pliney. He was the one contestant who not only put together the four patterns but coordinated four colors with Barbera-like harmony and balance.
post #303 of 423
Quote:
Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

As a customer of Luciano Barbera for 20+ years, my personal opinion is that the one who most closely replicated Luciano Barbera's personal colors and style was Pliney. He was the one contestant who not only put together the four patterns but coordinated four colors with Barbera-like harmony and balance.

 

 

well cheers, coming from you that means a lot.

 

 hard to decide who to go with on this, so many great 4 pattern fits in so many different sprezzs.  Tirrailleur  stands out to me for his sheer audacious peacockery-    that works.  

...wouldn't dream of wearing a single thing in his fit but I still dig it.  okay, maybe the watch

 

 congrats TTO on the comp and your outstanding fit .

post #304 of 423
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post


Having now seen everyone, I'm more convinced.

Everyone else is wearing a lot of patterns, Timo is just wearing a cool, breezy summer fit.

 

+1!

As far as I'm concerned, his fit seems the only one to capture what I feel is the essence of Mr. Barbera's pattern matching style: how to make it look effortless, and flattering to one's physique.

The rest is just trying too hard for my taste.

post #305 of 423

So I did an informal analysis of the four patterns used by the contestants and notice a few things.  I'd say the most popular shirt option was a thin stripe followed by a tight check.  Most of the ties were either dotted or neat geometric.  It was kind of hard to tell with the pocket squares being stuffed in pockets and all, but I'd say they were mostly paisleys.  Lastly, the jackets were either glenplaid/windowpane or striped.  There are several exceptions, but if there was a trend I'd say it was a striped shirt, dotted tie, paisley pocket square and plaid jacket.  Maybe a four pattern formula for those of you who want to give it a try.  

post #306 of 423

^^ Interesting.  I fit that description almost exactly (gunclub rather than glen check, like a few others), but it's near enough.  

post #307 of 423
that is how i did it.

i felt that in order to vary the scale, a thin striped shirt would work best. i figured i could use a variety of ties. i actually planned on using a neat, but i felt the dot i used worked better with all the items. once that was all set, there was not must left for the PS but a large paisley/flowery type option.
post #308 of 423
Almost always you'll have a smaller shirt pattern and a bigger jacket pattern.

My own personal opinion is that the tie pattern should be closer in scale to the jacket than the shirt.
post #309 of 423

yeah TTO ran away with this. I am just hoping to at least keep it respectable with the bronze prize.

post #310 of 423
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

yeah TTO ran away with this. I am just hoping to at least keep it respectable with the bronze prize.

welp, u gone needs some moar voats for that to happen.
post #311 of 423

why u a hater doh?

is it that B- More blood?

post #312 of 423
Quote:
Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Almost always you'll have a smaller shirt pattern and a bigger jacket pattern.

I think that's an America / Italian perspective.

Over here, a lotta cats over like them some bold shirt patterns.

I'm not a fan of that look, natch. But it is a thing.
post #313 of 423
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

why u a hater doh?
is it that B- More blood?

No haet. Just saying timo and NOBD are ahead. You need to do some pandering.
post #314 of 423
Get off my lawn, Tirailleur!
post #315 of 423

I AM COMING FOR 2nd PLACE!!!!

 

and stitches... The B-More in you can't help but make you a hater. I've watched the Wire before... I know how y'all get down there.

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