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Poll Results: Who wore a pink shirt the best?

Poll expired: Jul 2, 2013 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 19% (12)
    AN ACUTE STYLE
  • 6% (4)
    WINOT
  • 12% (8)
    RDIAZ
  • 37% (23)
    TIMOTUNE
  • 43% (27)
    OLDOG/OLDTRIX
  • 1% (1)
    ARCHIBALD LEACH
  • 3% (2)
    DEWI
  • 6% (4)
    SUGARBUTCH
  • 3% (2)
    GMMCL
  • 6% (4)
    ROGERP
  • 6% (4)
    SOUTHERNSTYLE
  • 4% (3)
    COUSINDONUTS
  • 9% (6)
    CLAGHORN
  • 14% (9)
    UPR CRUST
  • 3% (2)
    REDDEVIL10
  • 14% (9)
    IN STITCHES
  • 6% (4)
    HOLDFAST
  • 41% (26)
    BUTLER
  • 11% (7)
    CLARINETPLAYER
  • 0% (0)
    MIMO
  • 6% (4)
    MR. CLAYMORE
62 Total Votes  
post #166 of 216
Thread Starter 
I recommend that we take a break this week in deference to the likely impact of U.S. Independence Day on participation. o/o can pick up again for next week.

How does that sound to everyone?
post #167 of 216
I still say we do the patriot challenge...national colors. I'd be interested in seeing Clap working with Germany's colors and Betel working with Mexico's.
post #168 of 216
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

I'm glad od/ot won this, not because I didn't like what Butler was wearing - it was as lovely as always - but I always feel like Butler gets more votes simply because of the outstanding quality of his bespoke suits, and for me, that's not what these challenges are all about.

Thanks for your kind remarks about the quality of my suits - could you clarify why it is that my pink shirt composition is " not what these challenges are all about" please? bigstar[1].gif
post #169 of 216
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Originally Posted by Butler View Post

Thanks for your kind remarks about the quality of my suits - could you clarify why it is that my pink shirt composition is " not what these challenges are all about" please? bigstar[1].gif
He was saying that many of your votes came from your amazingly well tailored clothes rather than your use of pink. The challenges should focus on a specific aspect in a larger context, but in your case, the halo effect of the larger context (the fantastic suit) overly impacts how we perceive the specific aspect (how the shirt is used).

That being said, I did cast a vote for Butler.
Edited by Claghorn - 7/3/13 at 5:28am
post #170 of 216

^^ This, and I agree.

 

I think cancelling the challenge would be rather unnecessarily US-centric (as someone who normally has to participate on his day off anyway!).  The national flag colours would be interesting, if horrific.  Perhaps, and this does go against my taste in many ways, it would be helpful to Ameriganos if we did national flag colours in MC casual?  That way nobody has to be too overdressed for their barbecue (like there's any such thing), but we still have a theme that's more interesting than chinos and polo shirts.

post #171 of 216
Everyone needs to keep in mind that this is SF, with SF tastes and SF prejudices operating in the votes. In all of these challenges, your adherence to the theme is what qualifies you and gets you in the poll, but other elements are as important or more important in getting you votes. If you have poor quality pictures, you aren't going to do well. If your clothes don't fit or the fit/cut deviates too much from SF tastes, you won't do well. In a perfect world, maybe votes would be based solely on execution of the theme, but this isn't a perfect world, this is SF. And the challenge polls, like WAYWRN, don't indicate who is actually well dressed, they indicate who SF thinks is well dressed.
post #172 of 216
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I still say we do the patriot challenge...national colors. I'd be interested in seeing Clap working with Germany's colors and Betel working with Mexico's.

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I'll have to submit multiple entries then, each one more garish than the last.

I have a shirt similar to Bryn's jacket here, but without the extraneous and inferior other flags:
post #173 of 216
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

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Originally Posted by Butler View Post

Thanks for your kind remarks about the quality of my suits - could you clarify why it is that my pink shirt composition is " not what these challenges are all about" please? bigstar[1].gif
He was saying that many of your votes came from your amazingly well tailored clothes rather than your use of pink. The challenges should focus on a specific aspect in a larger context, but in your case, the halo effect of the larger context (the fantastic suit) overly impacts how we perceive the specific aspect (how the shirt is used).

That being said, I did cast a vote for Butler.

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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Everyone needs to keep in mind that this is SF, with SF tastes and SF prejudices operating in the votes. In all of these challenges, your adherence to the theme is what qualifies you and gets you in the poll, but other elements are as important or more important in getting you votes. If you have poor quality pictures, you aren't going to do well. If your clothes don't fit or the fit/cut deviates too much from SF tastes, you won't do well. In a perfect world, maybe votes would be based solely on execution of the theme, but this isn't a perfect world, this is SF. And the challenge polls, like WAYWRN, don't indicate who is actually well dressed, they indicate who SF thinks is well dressed.


This is very interesting.

If Claghorn is right, it seems to me:

That in his opinion, the members are not able to abstract from a good fitting suit, to decide whether the challenge's criteria has been met and how it stands up to the other participants

or

members with "amazingly well tailored clothes" should stay away and not participate in these challenges.

In the first instant I personally have more respect for the members abilities, and the second is contradicting quite a few requests I have received from members, who would like to see more tailored clothes in general and in the challenges in particular.

Who knows! confused.gifbigstar[1].gif
post #174 of 216
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post


He was saying that many of your votes came from your amazingly well tailored clothes rather than your use of pink. The challenges should focus on a specific aspect in a larger context, but in your case, the halo effect of the larger context (the fantastic suit) overly impacts how we perceive the specific aspect (how the shirt is used).

That being said, I did cast a vote for Butler.

 

It's likely a valid point (particularly the way that you have expressed it) but is it really a point that needed to be made? Singling out a contributing member for having a perceived advantage doesn't strike me as what these challenges are all about, either. Then again, I'm new here.
post #175 of 216

Mr Butler, I'm quite sure he meant something along the lines of the first point - but perhaps meant in a way less pejorative to fellow members, i.e. that we are all partially blinded, now and then, by the excellence and variety of your tailoring!

 

I am even more certain that nobody here tires of seeing it, though.  Mr Claghorn will speak for himself, but I suspect he might have retired for the day given the time difference.

post #176 of 216

@Butler: You just keep posting your outfits, there are some of us that learn from your outfits. So keep'em coming! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #177 of 216
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

@Butler: You just keep posting your outfits. All of us learn from your outfits. So keep'em coming! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

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post #178 of 216
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

@Butler: You just keep posting your outfits, there are some of us that learn from your outfits. So keep'em coming! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

+1. Quite inspiring.
post #179 of 216
Currently on a cruise. Finally got some wifi. Wow. 4th place. Much appreciated. I thought matching shirt and bow tie with lapel flower would not go over in SF land. I wonder if my second attempt would have gotten me closer to third? Thanks again.
post #180 of 216
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Originally Posted by Butler View Post


That in his opinion, the members are not able to abstract from a good fitting suit, to decide whether the challenge's criteria has been met and how it stands up to the other participants


In the first instant I personally have more respect for the members abilities, and the second is contradicting quite a few requests I have received from members, who would like to see more tailored clothes in general and in the challenges in particular.

Who knows! confused.gifbigstar[1].gif

I was suggesting the first; you have more faith in our membership than I. But count me among those who wish you to post as many possible pictures and participate in as many possible contests.

I was not meaning to impugn you in any way, merely clarify (and agree with) what another member had posted with regards to your fit vs. o/o's. We are without a doubt better for your presence and participation.
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