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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 01/17/2014: GOOD OLD BLUE ON BLUE ACTION! SUP RUDALS!!!

Poll Results: WHO WINZ TEH CHALLANGE?!?!?!!!!1111

Poll expired: Jan 20, 2014 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 11% (9)
    PiCcolocV
  • 12% (10)
    sugarbutch
  • 1% (1)
    Scbrown
  • 20% (16)
    An Acute Style
  • 9% (7)
    mimo
  • 11% (9)
    upr_crust
  • 1% (1)
    jungleroller
  • 6% (5)
    SeaJen
  • 6% (5)
    CousinDonuts
  • 3% (3)
    oldog/oldtrix
  • 7% (6)
    Holdfast
  • 9% (7)
    RogerP
  • 5% (4)
    Rudals
  • 2% (2)
    archibaldleach
  • 15% (12)
    Claghorn
  • 12% (10)
    unbelragazzo
  • 3% (3)
    eviltimeban
  • 58% (45)
    Pingson
  • 16% (13)
    sansimeon
  • 3% (3)
    Anden
  • 14% (11)
    in stitches
  • 2% (2)
    GMMcL
  • 7% (6)
    DonCologne
  • 5% (4)
    Cotton Dockers
  • 2% (2)
    black_umbrella
  • 2% (2)
    Cleav
  • 15% (12)
    kulata
  • 1% (1)
    Shen
  • 0% (0)
    aravenel
  • 2% (2)
    Academic2
  • 37% (29)
    tchoy
  • 1% (1)
    cptjeff
  • 2% (2)
    Mr. Six
  • 2% (2)
    inlandisland
77 Total Votes  
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Thread Starter 
Alright everybody, the new FC is here!!!!

After much discussion about the potential difficulty in pairing a navy tie with a navy jacket, and after much discouragement of said pairing, we now ask you to go out of your way to wear said pairing. Shout out to Rudals for inspiring this idea.

The challenge is, don't f*ck it up.

Requirements:



  • Navy suit or SC
  • Blue tie (Can be navy or light blue, but navy is more challenging. I give 2 votes extra credit for anyone wearing a navy tie)
  • Conservative shirt. Solid, stripe or check.
  • Trousers and shoes of your liking.
  • Fit has to be from 2014
  • Fits may be posted until 9PM EST on Saturday the 18th



If I was not busy Id post inspirational pics. Maybe later.


GOOD LUCK AND GODSPEED TO YOU ALL!!!!!!


AND YOUR CONTESTANTS ARE!!!!
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Brighter navy tie, very navy linen suit, blue micro-check shirt, light blue PS...




While waiting for the passport pics, a quick full length selfie in the photo place:




Police criminal record check, done, forms collected, quick chat with the new boss, contract signed with HR...in a three piece, bow tie, spectators and argyll socks just for the hell of it.  Yep, had to get some blue in the socks and the shoes to enter into the proper spirit of the Challenge.




And the only cufflinks I had with some blue in them.





This, my friends, is commitment. bigstar%5B1%5D.gif 

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Maiden Voyage of my new Carminas




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(white PS would be better, but 'tis a blue challenge after all)

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SF Family:
Meermin (shoes)
Yount (tie, trousers)
Post-Imperial (pocket square)

@Tirailleur1

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(I forgot to close my cuffs)



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Huntsman
Borrelli
Brian & Barry
Drake's
Trafalgar
Eddie Bauer USA made cashmere
Panthy
Meermin (pretty sure these are literally the exact same as Clags' -- color is more snuff than it appears)
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Tie- Cornelianni
Suit- RLauren
Shirt- Paul Smith
Links- Mulberry
Socks- Wolsey
Shoes- C & J Weymouth


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Finally, a truly sad last attempt to score extra blue points:




Notes:
A couple quick comments.   Everything here, with the exception of the shirt, I’ve had for a few years.  But this is what I wore to work yesterday, which is when I took the pictures.  Suit, tie, and pinstripes on the shirt are all navy.  Socks are predominantly a sort of blueish-grey.

My wardrobe’s small by SF standards, so I didn’t have a lot to draw from for a monochrome challenge.  I’m aware of the danger of having stripes in both tie and shirt, but hope that the slightly different scale, the different directions, and perhaps most importantly the different textures might make it acceptable here.  Opinions are actively solicited, of course.  Given the lack of colour variation, getting a variety of textures was the best I thought I could do, hence my choice of this particular tie (I’ve at least a half dozen navy ties of various sort, but this is the only grenadine).  The suit itself is of heavy winter weight wool (probably around 12 oz.) with a softer finish (so there’s a bit of a nap to it). 

Lastly, special and sincere thanks to InStiches who, as some of you may not be aware, has been kind enough to take the time to read other threads on the forum and invite people to participate in this one.  I was inspired by the Friday challenge, but would have chickened out were it not for him.  That’s very generous, and I’m sure I’m not the only forumite to appreciate it.

Thanks to all, and have a good weekend.

Cheers,

Ac

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Family values:

Borelli x STF
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Caruso from eHaberdasher
Inspiration by MoL

Edited by in stitches - 1/18/14 at 6:53pm
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In. :D

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Thread Starter 
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Why boring shirt?  No ginghams or oddities?  Any colour restrictions on the shirt?  Should I assume conservative means white, blue or micro stripe?

I will also be wearing linen. Because it's always warm.  And because my other new navy suit isn't finished yet.  Nor is my new navy blazer.  And because I have special awesomes in mind.  I am in.  Very much in. And I will wear it tomorrow.  And I will be expecting votes.  Which, frankly, is a first for me in a Friday Challenge.  Here we go...

 

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because i said so.

no color restrictions on the shirt, but dont go buck wild and expect it to be good.

looking forward to your awesomeness.
 

 

Now then.

 

I need to get this clear, because that "don't go wild" bit sounds an awful lot like a discarded gauntlet to me.  Are you saying that we should wear conservative shirts because you think that will be better?  Or are you saying that we should wear conservative shirts because you want to make it harder?  And then, if we do go "buck wild" and wear a more interesting shirt AND it's brilliant, do we get extra Stitchenpunkt for that?  Or a deduction for not being conservative?  

 

Not trying to be difficult here, it's just I have to wear mine tomorrow because I'm off Friday and Saturday. So I want to be clear, and especially as I'm probably throwing first which is always a disadvantage.  Oh, and one small detail: whatever I'm wearing tomorrow, I'm wearing to go sign a contract for two years with a new employer.  And I have to be photographed on the way for all the relevant documents.  So this is high stakes for mimo.

 

Be clear: conservative is a rule, an additional challenge, a safety net?  And what are the point implications?

 

Also, any rules on PS?

 

Thank you very much.

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Edited by Rudals - 1/15/14 at 9:16am
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Question... de tie can have dots? Or it has to be solid?

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Thread Starter 
Mimo - i am saying that a more conservative shirt is required. And btw, I think that a wild shirt would be more difficult to do here. But I am a reasonable man. Please just post a picture of the shirt you're talking about so I can better answer you.

Either way, best of luck tomorrow!!!!

Rudals - I am sorry buddy but I do not love that so much. The tie seems to be a bit too bright and overly saturated for the rest of what's going on. Ymmv.

B - there is no restriction as to the pattern on the tie. It can be solid, neat, stripe, whatever you like. As long as the ground is navy and the tie comes off as navy (generally this required the navy ground to be more than 50% of the tie).

I will say though, that I do not think that a solid navy is the best choice for this challenge. Generally speaking it will either make the fit seems drab and lack any real visual interest or it will stand out like a sore thumb. Just my opinion though.
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This isn't about my shirt, Stitchy.  This is about your intentions!  I think I will just roll the dice. :)

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Thread Starter 
Well then, the rule is that the shirt should lean to the conservative side. Post at your own risk and discretion. Its unlikely I would invalidate an entry for a shirt. Its more about the tie and jacket.
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How about speckled-sort-of-navy? smile.gif

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$hit. I just realized that I got rid of all my navy blue ties. :brick:

I think I'll post an entry tomorrow since I have a meeting downtown with corporate lawyers. Accountants and lawyers, that's gotta be a fun meeting. 

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NOBD, that's a lovely suit and a lovely fit overall.  But it's navy in a kind of "really not at all fucking navy" kind of way, isn't it, really?

 

(Noodles, breathe. We can order a navy tie later.)

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NOBD, that's a lovely suit and a lovely fit overall.  But it's navy in a kind of "really not at all fucking navy" kind of way, isn't it, really?



 



(Noodles, breathe. We can order a navy tie later.)


 



My thoughts exactly - I was hoping my monitor wasn't that screwed up.
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NOBD, that's a lovely suit and a lovely fit overall.  But it's navy in a kind of "really not at all fucking navy" kind of way, isn't it, really?

laugh.gif It is, isn't it? The thread title says Blue on Blue though! smile.gif But I don't have a suit wearing occasion this week, so I cannot play anyway.
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