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FRIDAY CHALLENGE Jan 24, 2014: NORTHERN LIGHTS

Poll Results: Who did it best?

Poll expired: Jan 27, 2014 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 7% (9)
    John Doe
  • 13% (15)
    Anden
  • 7% (9)
    DonCologne
  • 17% (20)
    SeaJen
  • 1% (2)
    jungleroller
  • 1% (2)
    Off My Rack
  • 3% (4)
    Cleav
  • 4% (5)
    alessandromo
  • 10% (12)
    clarinetplayer
  • 11% (13)
    Claghorn
  • 13% (15)
    Pingson
  • 9% (11)
    upr_crust
  • 2% (3)
    stylesbitchly
  • 27% (31)
    in stitches
  • 10% (12)
    StanleyVanBuren
  • 1% (2)
    GMMcL
  • 13% (15)
    oldog/oltrix
  • 12% (14)
    Cotton Dockers
  • 7% (8)
    Holdfast
  • 2% (3)
    Academic2
  • 7% (9)
    An Acute Style
  • 12% (14)
    kulata
  • 4% (5)
    black_umbrella
  • 4% (5)
    quasi-lurker
  • 12% (14)
    sansimeon
  • 16% (19)
    butler
113 Total Votes  
post #1 of 179
Thread Starter 
So I've finally settled on a topic for this weeks FC. One of the first things you hear when you join SF is that a jacket should always be darker than trousers. I have always thought this to be utter BS, and my goal for this week's challenge it to disprove this once and for all. So the premise for the FC this week is very simple:

Wear a jacket that is visibly lighter than your trousers. It can be patterned or plain, I don't care as long as the trousers as darker than jacket.

Fits from this week will be allowed, and the poll goes up Sunday morning, Swedish time (so around midnight PST).


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Simply stated: Light up north, dark down south......

This weeks entires:

John Doe:
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Anden:
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Northern lights from the south of Sweden.

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DonCologne:
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Get this Oxxford clothes sports coat today. Sleeves are 1 inch too long and will be shorten soon.


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SeaJen:
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I toyed with a grays fit inspired by one from RedDevil a little while ago, but given the frigid temperatures, I opted for the warmth of cashmere. The jacket is not light, but certainly lighter than the chocolate brown flannels.




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Jacket: Caruso for Barneys pure cashmere 
Shirt: Barba Napoli
Tie: Brooks Brothers silk knit
Pants: Loro Piana wool/cashmere
Shoes: AE MacNeil shell

jungleroller:
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Blue Shirt, despite the picture making it look purple.  Tie is in fact Purple.  I may keep this as my entry, we'll see.  Here's todays:




Two different cameras, sorry.




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Off My Rack:
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Here's my shot at it. Although I don't want the burdens that come with "winning" this competition, I don't think there's much risk of that. Crappy cell phone pictures below...




Cleav:
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Grey SC facepalm.gif

Went with this today as plans for tomorrow may not allow

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SC Sartoria Canterelli
Tie Drakes
Shirt P Smith
PS Unknown, English silk
Trousers Canalli
Shoes C & J
Socks P Smith


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alessandromo:
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Grey cotton unstructured jacket, white shirt, knit tie, navy trousers with fine grey stripe


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clarinetplayer:
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Claghorn:
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SF Family:
Howard Yount (tie)
Post-Imperial (square)
Unipair (shoes)

Pingson:
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I kind of threw down the gauntlet in favour of grey jackets yesterday and felt I had to follow through on that......


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x-post WAYWRN - for the challenge, then . . .

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stylesbitchly:
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Apparently my Friday fit meets the criteria for the challenge this week. Pretty tame submission. I'm in Indianapolis for a meeting so I have to be conservative.


in stitches:
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

more good stuff today, gents!

i really wanted to do something awesome for this, and i had a great fit planned, but the weather has really held me back. so im posting this from earlier this week.

i generally dont like to post fits in the FC that i dont reeeeallly love, but this is what i have available, and i cant resist playing in a FC. frown.gif

plus pingson hates it, so its extra fun to post it in his challenge. derp.


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StanleyVanBuren:
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Epaulet (jacket & pants)
Bexley (shoes)

GMMcL:
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Is that SC Paul Stuart? Because I had one nearly identical until I recently sold it on ebay.
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really cool SC, SVB. nice to see you playing in the MC FC.

Drool is right. Wow.


I'm exercising my prerogative and substituting this fit, which I think is better. Edited previous post to spoiler all pics.

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Paul Stuart, cashmere
Ruggiero
Cappelli wool
Drakes wool
Hickey Freeman
Trafalgar
Pantherella
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oldog/oldtrix:
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Cotton Dockers:
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Really interesting stuff this week. Here's my entry if for no other reason than these cashmere RLPL pants are like wearing little glen plaid clouds:

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Holdfast:
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As williamson adroitly pointed out in the WAYWRN thread, Northern Lights are more usually green than brown, so I'm going to go with this fit from today as my official entry rather than the brown-themed one I wore yesterday. biggrin.gif

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Academic2:
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This is getting more intimidating by the minute.  Honestly, I could give a thumbs up to all of them.  Such good stuff that I’m going to post now before even more good stuff shows up.  Otherwise I’d chicken out.

Going casual.  Goal 1:  stay warm (camel hair, very heavy one-of-a-kind hand-made cable knit boat neck sweater, actually worn on a real boat); goal 2:  get at least one vote.  (I can live with one out of two).

Thank,s all.  Have a good weekend.

Cheers,

Ac


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An Acute Style:
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My entry.  Navy blue pants and camel jacket.  Bonus points for overcoat?  It's extremely cold and snowy in NYC this week hence the cardigan and boots.  



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kulata:
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My entry, decided to make it 4 patterns. Hope it works smile.gif

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black_umbrella:
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lighting is washing this out

quasi-lurker:
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Thought I'd take a stab:


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sansimeon:
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Well this didn't really work out as planned.. I put together a fit including a pair of charcoal flannels that I rarely use and took some pictures this morning, but after seeing the pics I realized they were simply too tight to use and had to change pants. 

Instead, this is what I'll be wearing tonight. Perhaps a bit too casual for the thread. Gray jacket and navy pants, breaking all sf rules smile.gif

(Jacket is short, tight and would benefit from a lower buttoning point, I know. Still kinda like it though)




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Butler:
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Although it does not quite come out that way in the shot, the Cording trousers are definitely darker than the Cashmere, no vent coat with suede accents, by Steven Hitchcock - Monks by Lobb, checked shirt by Sean O¨Flynn, BB PS
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Edited by Pingson - 1/26/14 at 3:39am
post #2 of 179
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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post

So I've finally settled on a topic for this weeks FC. One of the first things you hear when you join SF is that jacket should always be darker than trousers. I have always thought this to be utter BS, and I goal for this week's challenge it to disprove this once and for all. So the premise for the FC this week is very simple:

Wear a jacket that is visibly darker than your trousers. It can be patterned or plan, I don't care as long as the trousers as darker than jacket.

I'm assuming that you mean that the trousers should be visibly darker than the jacket?

Great idea. I'm not sure whether I'll be able to participate, but I look forward to seeing the entries!
post #3 of 179

My monochrome challenge submission would have worked:

 

 

but may go in this direction:

 

post #4 of 179
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post

So I've finally settled on a topic for this weeks FC. One of the first things you hear when you join SF is that jacket should always be darker than trousers. I have always thought this to be utter BS, and I goal for this week's challenge it to disprove this once and for all. So the premise for the FC this week is very simple:

Wear a jacket that is visibly darker than your trousers. It can be patterned or plan, I don't care as long as the trousers as darker than jacket.

I'm assuming that you mean that the trousers should be visibly darker than the jacket?

Great idea. I'm not sure whether I'll be able to participate, but I look forward to seeing the entries!

Well of course I mean that shog[1].gif , thanks for spotting my spelling error. I fixed the original post....
post #5 of 179

Hi all, I'm new to SF, can someone please explain how these challenges work?  Has Pingson set the challenge as he won last week?  

 

Thanks :)


Edited by alessandromo - 1/22/14 at 4:09am
post #6 of 179

Now I need to get a SC, just so I can do this challenge. I have navy trousers with nothing to go with them. This could be my reason!

post #7 of 179
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by alessandromo View Post

Hi all, I'm new to SF, can someone please explain how these challenges work?  Has Pingson set the challenge as he won last week?  

Thanks smile.gif

Yes, the "prize" of winning is to decide next week's challenge as well as administer the whole thing, so it's more of a Pyrrhic victory than anything else......
post #8 of 179
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by eviltimeban View Post

Now I need to get a SC, just so I can do this challenge. I have navy trousers with nothing to go with them. This could be my reason!

Then you could kill two "SF birds" with one stone, navy trousers and a lighter jacket. That should give you some bonus points.....
post #9 of 179
Bummer...I only have just suits. Not even a grey jacket.
post #10 of 179
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My monochrome challenge submission would have worked:




but may go in this direction:


Love the second fit.

I'm in BTW
post #11 of 179
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Bummer...I only have just suits. Not even a grey jacket.

No odd jackets at all? Not even a navy blazer? confused.gif
post #12 of 179
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

Bummer...I only have just suits. Not even a grey jacket.

 

:D

 

Light navy jacket, dark navy trousers ...

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #13 of 179
Shall participate.
post #14 of 179
Light navy jacket with black pants and a bold red tie...
post #15 of 179
Looking forward to seeing all the entries. Alas, I am travelling with only two suits, flannel trousers and a brown tweed jacket so will be unable to participate. May provide some inspiration for light colored F/W jackets for me to consider at some point.
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