or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › FRIDAY CHALLENGE 10/08/13: Unstapled (now with mild profanity!)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

FRIDAY CHALLENGE 10/08/13: Unstapled (now with mild profanity!) - Page 2

Poll Results: Who went unstapled best?

Poll expired: Oct 7, 2013  
  • 11% (2)
    An Acute Style (Papa Don't Teach)
  • 0% (0)
    archibaldleach (Rough Rider)
  • 16% (3)
    Betelgeuse (South of the Border)
  • 0% (0)
    Caustic Man (Left Behind)
  • 11% (2)
    Claghorn (The Dictator)
  • 5% (1)
    Cousin Donuts (DJ Krispy Kreme)
  • 0% (0)
    Coxsackie (The Lova from Down Unda)
  • 5% (1)
    cptjeff (The Eyes)
  • 5% (1)
    GMMcL (TBNdLRr)
  • 0% (0)
    Holdfast (Red Thunder)
  • 0% (0)
    Ian Erickson (Dino)
  • 0% (0)
    icekachang (Chang)
  • 0% (0)
    inlandisland (Lakeside)
  • 11% (2)
    in stitches (Beardus Maximus)
  • 0% (0)
    Kulata (Dark Horse)
  • 0% (0)
    Mimo (Blurmeister)
  • 22% (4)
    NOBD (The O.G. Remote)
  • 0% (0)
    RedDevil10 (Chute)
  • 0% (0)
    RogerP (The Proud One)
  • 0% (0)
    Roycru (Distant Shot)
  • 0% (0)
    Scbrown (The Robot)
  • 0% (0)
    Seajean (P Diddy)
  • 0% (0)
    Thin White Duke (The Consistent Three)
  • 5% (1)
    Unregistered (Does Not Compute)
  • 0% (0)
    upr_crust (Old Mo)
  • 0% (0)
    Victor Elfo (Brazilian Legolas)
  • 5% (1)
    Wallcloud (Dr. Pedestal)
18 Total Votes  
post #16 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willin View Post

In for observational purposes.

You missed a clear shot here, man: "will.i.n for observational purposes."

I think I'll be in.
post #17 of 239
i expect you to play along, shugz.
post #18 of 239
I should be in for this one....I hope!
-TTO
post #19 of 239
YIPEE!!!! so much participation!
post #20 of 239
Thread Starter 
Gray trousers are fine. I figured taking them out might make it too hard. Chinos are fine as well.

Sorry about forgetting the name of the no pants challenge Stitchy ^_^
post #21 of 239
Sa'll good!

I plan on using non gray trousers, btw. Looking to up the difficulty level here. Hopefully no fail.
post #22 of 239
Thread Starter 
Yeah, props to anyone who decides to eschew gray trousers.
post #23 of 239
Thread Starter 
post #24 of 239

I'm going to kick this sucker off.

 

 

Suit - Canali wool/cashmere

Shirt - Baubridge & Kay

Tie - Ted Baker

PS - TM Lewin

Links - miscellaneous

Shoes - Santoni

Shades - Vintage Ray-Bans (ca. 1989)

 

I should probably have the suit taken out just slightly around the midriff level. I fall smack between a 50 and a 52 in Canali. This suit is a 50.


Edited by Coxsackie - 10/2/13 at 1:42am
post #25 of 239
Thread Starter 

Given that there are a few gray areas in this challenge, here are a few fits that qualify, but barely:

 

The tie pushes it, but it's clearly not a navy striped tie, but a tie which is gray and blue. The shirt walks the border as well, but is clearly striped at about this distance (and would remain striped another meter out, perhaps). The jacket is powder blue, well away from anything we'd think to call navy.

 

I'd need a shot from further away to judge the shirt, but this would probably qualify.

 

Given that the shirt is blue on blue, I wouldn't include this in this voting.

 

The tie here would disqualify this fit. The shirt would clearly work (whereas Stitchy's check is a less clear cut case).

 

Over the last year, I've pinned about 250 fits that I liked, exclusively from this forum. Of the 250, there are less than a dozen that would qualify for this challenge. So this will be interesting.


Edited by Claghorn - 10/2/13 at 2:45am
post #26 of 239
Just stick to non-staple colors, all the shirts in your last post should not qualify. It's a challenge to use your creativity, not the one that blends in uniforms (staples).
Edited by kulata - 10/2/13 at 3:29am
post #27 of 239

Interesting criteria, with plenty of scope for trainwrecks. I approve wholeheartedly.

post #28 of 239

This should be cool.  I'm in.  Though I doubt I'll raise the coolness bar.

post #29 of 239
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Just stick to non-staple colors, all the shirts in your last post should not qualify. It's a challenge to use your creativity, not the one that blends in uniforms (staples).

These challenges are about balance. Present something difficult without excluding many potential entrants. We've also recently done the oddly colored shirt challenge a few months ago. Given that these folks also have to deal with a bunch of other restrictions, to eliminate patterned blue and white shirts might be a bit much. It's no fun with 6 entrants.

post #30 of 239
It's been a long time since I've participated in, or even followed the challenges, but I will participate this week.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › FRIDAY CHALLENGE 10/08/13: Unstapled (now with mild profanity!)