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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 #316 of 423
You're sending out mass mails as we speak, aren't you?
post #317 of 423
If I'd known Tirailleur would be so motivated, I might have waited to see what I could get in return for my vote.
post #318 of 423
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

You're sending out mass mails as we speak, aren't you?


for 2nd place? no way

 

for a chance for you to temporarily stock my $20 billion fund in your acct while I move across the transatlantic? why yes.

post #319 of 423

meanwhile the real race is being battled between spoopoker and yours truly...
 

@ stitches: sportlich, leicht & kurz

post #320 of 423
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

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.

i could never haet you, tril.
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Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

@ stitches: sportlich, leicht & kurz

nice.

sporty, light and quick?
post #321 of 423
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

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.

i could never haet you, tril.
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Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

@ stitches: sportlich, leicht & kurz

nice.

sporty, light and quick?

 

kurz means short but I'll allow it.

 

Sporty, Light and Kwick. R172

post #322 of 423
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Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

kurz means short but I'll allow it.

Sporty, Light and Kwick. R172
The newer model, very nice. It looks much better than the old SLK. What kind of engine?
post #323 of 423
Thread Starter 
....oh, dear, god....I'm gonna have to do this all over again aren't I....
please, please, don't make me do it again....
-TTO
post #324 of 423
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

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.

That's usually with a solid suit though right? Or do you see guys also in a pinstripe suit and a shirt with a large check?
post #325 of 423
It isn't that the check is large, it's that it's bold in colour. Think Thomas Pink and T&A.
post #326 of 423
Quote:
Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

kurz means short but I'll allow it.
Sporty, Light and Kwick. R172

indeed i thought so, that is what it means in yiddish, which is what i was basing my translation off of, but i didnt see how "short" would be a good adjective for your car, so i took some liberty in my translation.
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Originally Posted by TTO View Post

....oh, dear, god....I'm gonna have to do this all over again aren't I....
please, please, don't make me do it again....
-TTO

dont be coy, TTO. smile.gif
post #327 of 423
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

It isn't that the check is large, it's that it's bold in colour. Think Thomas Pink and T&A.

I've seen those, but I've seen large checks too. Large for shirts at least
post #328 of 423
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Originally Posted by TTO View Post

....oh, dear, god....I'm gonna have to do this all over again aren't I....
please, please, don't make me do it again....
-TTO

That's what you get when you so something really good! smile.gif Respect and choose the challenge again haha.
post #329 of 423

Just crushing it.

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Originally Posted by TTO View Post




some other attempts! (Click to show)




-TTO
post #330 of 423
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

+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.

I know I'm in the minority, but I disagree. Timo's fit turned me off because I felt like the gingham was a bit too casual for the pinstripe suit. I'm a big fan of Timo's fits usually, so I hope this won't seem too critical. I just thought that in this particular fit it didn't work.

It was a tremendously crowded field for stunning fits -- a difficult challenge seemed to raise everyone's game. And the range was quite impressive too. In the end, I voted Pliny and SeaJen, because I agree with PSG's assessment that Pliny's was the closest to the essence of Barbera. Not that I'm a scholar of Mr. Barbera, mind you. So maybe it's just that these two appealed most to me -- which, perhaps, isn't surprising since both weren't far off of mine (indeed, Pliny is almost the inverse of mine).

Great work, gents. And thanks to anyone who thumbed, commented or voted for me.
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