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Friday Challenge 20130713: Game Match

Poll Results: Who did it best?

Poll expired: Jul 15, 2013 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 6% (4)
    DonCologne
  • 0% (0)
    Off My Rack
  • 14% (9)
    Betelgeuse
  • 9% (6)
    Acute Style
  • 27% (17)
    Claghorn
  • 4% (3)
    GMMcL
  • 37% (23)
    upr_crust
  • 6% (4)
    holdfast
  • 13% (8)
    in stitches
  • 0% (0)
    archibaldleach
  • 31% (19)
    Tirailleur1
  • 44% (27)
    Butler
  • 19% (12)
    clarinetplayer
61 Total Votes  
post #1 of 79
Thread Starter 

 

 

This is a game.  And the point of this game is to match.  In this challenge, you will wear a single pattern more than once.  Double glen plaid.  Triple black watch.  Quadruple stripe.  You will wear a jacket.  Tie, pocket square, and socks are optional.  

 

Details:

 

1) At least one single pattern must be used more than once.

 

2) A 2 pc or 3 pc suit in any configuration does not count.  

 

3) The patterns do not have to be perfect matches e.g. two different colored ginghams is ok.  

 

4) Matching socks, while admirable, will not count unless it is a triple match or more.  


I feel quite vain using pictures of myself as examples, but I couldn't find any that fit the challenge.  

 

More examples. (Click to show)

 

 

Shirt and pocket square.

 

Jacket and Pocket square.

 

Tie and pocket square.  

 

 

Entry closes at midnight EST on Friday.  Poll closes on Monday at noon EST.  Multiple votes will be allowed.  Any conforming fit worn and posted to this thread between now and midnight Friday is eligible.

 

Finally, I highly encourage a full body shot and a detail shot of the matching.  Let's go.  

 

The contestants. (Click to show)

 

 

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Originally Posted by DonCologne View Post

Triple herringbone

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Off My Rack View Post

Double glen plaid.  

 

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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Double stripes.  

 

 

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Lower half.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

Quadruple Argyll and Sutherland Highlander regimental stripe. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Double polka dot

 

 

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Double glen plaid.  Double stripe.  

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Deets:
LP linen sc
Paul Stuart shirt
Vintage wool Made in England tie
PRL/Corneliani linen trou
Panthy sox
Peal by Sargent (?) dubmonk specs (hate all you want, I love these shoos)

 

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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

Sextuple stripes.


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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

Double check.  

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Double gingham.  



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fotobomb!!

classic pose and close ups of the pattern match.

please excuse the mess on the porch, we are doing some construction in the basement.









 

 

 

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Double stripe.  


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Close-ups on shirt and tie to prove there are stripes and give a better sense of the color.


 

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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post
 

Double stripe.  

 

 

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the default monogram on all my shirts.

 

based on the greatest Wu-Tang Solo album of all time.

 

1000

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Butler View Post

Double stripe.  Double dots.  

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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post
Double stripe.  

 

 


Edited by An Acute Style - 7/13/13 at 9:02am
post #2 of 79

I can't believe I've spent the better half of a year on this forum and I don't think I can compete in this one.

post #3 of 79

Will give it a try. nod[1].gif

post #4 of 79
i think i can do this, not sure if i can do it well tho. double stripe i think is the easiest so ima try something else.
post #5 of 79

the premise of this challenge is to dress badly?
 

post #6 of 79
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Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

the premise of this challenge is to dress badly?
 

Stripe shirt and wide-striped tie is dressing badly? Or pinstriped suit and wide-striped tie?

 

I was under the impression you can have the same pattern as long as it's varied quite a bit, and it's still in good taste.

post #7 of 79
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

the premise of this challenge is to dress badly?
 

The premise of the challenge is two wear two or more of the same pattern.  

 

Your conclusion is that it means to dress badly.  

 

The purpose of the challenge to try something you don't normally do and see if you can make it look good.  

Do you have the skill to make it look good or do you think it's impossible?  fight[1].gif  

post #8 of 79

Would this have qualified?(same pattern but 3 different scales)

 

 

post #9 of 79

Interesting. Stripe combining will be the obvious go-to, but the subversive part of me dearly wishes that I had a polka dot shirt or jacket... laugh.gif

post #10 of 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

the premise of this challenge is to dress badly?

lol8[1].gif it can be done ok i think.
post #11 of 79
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Would this have qualified?(same pattern but 3 different scales)

 

 

Nawh.  The pants are glen plaid, the shirt is a check, and the jacket is a random plaid.  Different scales of glen plaid or check are fine, but they need to be the same pattern.  

post #12 of 79
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

the premise of this challenge is to dress badly?
 

Stripe shirt and wide-striped tie is dressing badly? Or pinstriped suit and wide-striped tie?

 

I was under the impression you can have the same pattern as long as it's varied quite a bit, and it's still in good taste.

 

My impression was that you have to have the same pattern thus requiring them to be the same size. Which generally is in bad taste:

 

 

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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

 

 

Where in this image are you wearing the same pattern? tie and watch band? 

post #13 of 79
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

 

My impression was that you have to have the same pattern thus requiring them to be the same size. Which generally is in bad taste:

 

 

Where in this image are you wearing the same pattern? tie and watch band? 

Yeah, watch band and tie.  I'm not crazy about the pocket square and vest match.  Respect. 

I do think double stripes is the easiest thing to do here.  Pinstripe jacket/suit and bengal stripe shirt is pretty good.  

post #14 of 79

Agreed on that clap. Same size is bad taste. He didn't specify same size, though his examples indicate it. He said any size works. 

 

I'm sure something like a silk knit striped tie with a striped shirt would do. And I do have both of these. But I'm finding out, while searching for matches, I'm not actually a fan of this. I like a two pattern deal, non-repeating.

post #15 of 79
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Agreed on that clap. Same size is bad taste. He didn't specify same size, though his examples indicate it. He said any size works. 

 

I'm sure something like a silk knit striped tie with a striped shirt would do. And I do have both of these. But I'm finding out, while searching for matches, I'm not actually a fan of this. I like a two pattern deal, non-repeating.

Hence, the challenge.  I'm sure you can come up with something good.  

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