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Poll Results: FRIDAY CHALLENGE ENDING MAY 17 2014. HEADGEAR THE CASUAL WAY POLL

Poll expired: May 19, 2014 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 7% (11)
    Holdfast
  • 23% (34)
    Tirailleur
  • 2% (4)
    Claghorn
  • 3% (5)
    38R
  • 7% (10)
    Calypso
  • 7% (10)
    Stitchy Poo
  • 2% (3)
    YRR92
  • 19% (28)
    Cleav
  • 2% (3)
    ReubenR
  • 4% (6)
    SugarButch
  • 10% (15)
    chocsosa
  • 0% (1)
    cptjeff
  • 2% (4)
    upr_crust
  • 11% (16)
    shoreman1782
  • 4% (7)
    grade
  • 1% (2)
    Christopher Essex
  • 16% (23)
    EFV
  • 8% (12)
    ridethecliche
  • 4% (7)
    An Acute Style
  • 39% (56)
    TTO
  • 3% (5)
    Mr. Claymore
  • 13% (19)
    futuresailors
  • 9% (14)
    nicelynice
  • 4% (7)
    Academic2
  • 15% (22)
    nabilmust
  • 44% (63)
    thebrownman
142 Total Votes  
post #151 of 162
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

I felt that 38R, Calypso and Claymore all deserved a few more votes than they got.

 

But thebrownman definitely knocked it for six this week. (Cricketing term.) TTO a deserving runner-up.

 

One thing this challenge has taught me is that it's high time I bought a Panama.


Thanks Man, appreciate it.   many guys looked awesome,  and yes, go for the Panama. :slayer:

thebrownman did indeed rock a hat with style. well deserved.

post #152 of 162
Academic2 is my favorite. Hope I didn't bet on the wrong horse (my first joke in english).
post #153 of 162
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

This contest makes me sad because I lost my hat yesterday at a party.


I hope the hat turns up somewhere or I will have a sad. I can't find it anywhere online.

I lost my shirt as well... Oh well.

I hope it was worth it....?

There was an unfortunate summer several years ago that I lost/misplaced/had stolen two lovely straws. It was no fun at all.

Hopefully I'll me able to hang on to my new ones now that I have upgraded to Monticrstis.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

I felt that 38R, Calypso and Claymore all deserved a few more votes than they got.

But thebrownman definitely knocked it for six this week. (Cricketing term.) TTO a deserving runner-up.

One thing this challenge has taught me is that it's high time I bought a Panama.

That's kind of you to say. Thank you.


I seem to be buying even more hats this year. Something special arrived today. Talk about peacock!

post #154 of 162
I am sad that this hat did not arrive in time for me to participate in the challenge, especially as I would not have found it without @Tirailleur1's help, but happy that I will be able to wear it on my upcoming visit to Naples:

post #155 of 162
^^ Wow, what a hat!

I'm not entirely sure how this works (when voting ends), but I am humbled at the number of votes I have received! Thanks for organising this challenge - I've always had a fondness for wearing hats smile.gif
post #156 of 162

You pick the challenge for next week. And you should hurry up about it to give us enough time to play ^_^

post #157 of 162
This ^

Thanks gents for the votes, much appreciated in that company

Well done @thebrownman nod[1].gif go Aussie!

Any clues on your thoughts on the next challenge?
post #158 of 162
Yes, Cleav et al, I have just put up the next Friday Challenge.

The link is here - http://www.styleforum.net/t/394154/friday-challenge-ending-may-24-2014-vested-interest/0_50

The theme is "Vested Interest" and rules are in the first post! smile.gif
post #159 of 162

One of the things I’ve liked about recent challenges is that it gets people to wear things they don’t wear over at the WAYWRN thread.   I wouldn’t have predicted that certain people owned some of the wardrobe items they wear here.  Very nice.

 

Now that the voting has ended I can share my appreciation of a couple of entries without the appearance of campaigning.

 

(1)  I have now realized that I tend to associate monochromatic outfits only with the dressy side of the casual/dressy continuum, probably because I unconsciously associate them with the beautifully elegant black-and-white severity of traditional evening wear.  Claghorn’s entry disabused me of that narrow view, proving that a casual outfit need not be flamboyant but can indeed aspire to the same sort of austere elegance as a more formal outfit.   Quite beautiful.  Note how important that belt is to the effect, by the way. 

 

(2)  Among other things, in stitches got points for that apparently genuine smile.  I’m hoping that with time this new smile will gradually overwrite the memory of the creepy smile from the DTO challenge which has been giving me nightmares of late.  We shall see.  ;)

 

(3) I’m a sucker for classic British style, be it city or country, so it won’t surprise anyone that I loved Cleav’s entry.    Completely coherent, at once casual and elegant.   The Brits have historically done that potentially contradictory combination of “country” and “elegant” way better than most.   Seeing Cleav’s fit, by the way, was what inspired me to post my own, so feel free to blame him for that. 

 

In fact, it occurs to me as I write that I’d love to see an ‘Homage to Britain’ challenge someday:   a tribute to the place where the classic style began.   It gave us all the now-familiar categories by which we evaluate fits (city/country, day/evening, etc.), not to mention Macclesfield ties, hacking and Norfolk jackets, the military/equestrian structured look of Saville Row, tweed, and, um, Basil Fawlty and Carnaby Street.   And we’ve got some very well-dressed members from Ireland and the UK.  What’s not to like?

 

Cheers,

 

Ac


Edited by Academic2 - 5/20/14 at 1:19pm
post #160 of 162
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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post

One of the things I’ve liked about recent challenges is that it gets people to wear things they don’t wear over at the WAYWRN thread.   I wouldn’t have predicted that certain people owned some of the wardrobe items they wear here.  Very nice.

Now that the voting has ended I can share my appreciation of a couple of entries without the appearance of campaigning.

(1)  I have now realized that I tend to associate monochromatic outfits only with the dressy side of the casual/dressy continuum, probably because I unconsciously associate them with the beautifully elegant black-and-white severity of traditional evening wear.  Claghorn’s entry disabused me of that narrow view, proving that a casual outfit need not be flamboyant but can indeed aspire to the same sort of austere elegance as a more formal outfit.   Quite beautiful.  Note how important that belt is to the effect, by the way. 

(2)  Among other things, in stitches got points for that apparently genuine smile.  I’m hoping that with time this new smile will gradually overwrite the memory of the creepy smile from the DTO challenge which has been giving me nightmares of late.  We shall see.  wink.gif

(3) I’m a sucker for classic British style, be it city or country, so it won’t surprise anyone that I loved Cleav’s entry.    Completely coherent, at once casual and elegant.   The Brits have historically done that potentially contradictory combination of “country” and “elegant” way better than most.   Seeing Cleav’s fit, by the way, was what inspired me to post my own, so feel free to blame him for that. 

In fact, it occurs to me as I write that I’d love to see an ‘Homage to Britain’ challenge someday:   a tribute to the place where the classic style began.   It gave us all the now-familiar categories by which we evaluate fits (city/country, day/evening, etc.), not to mention Macclesfield ties, hacking and Norfolk jackets, the military/equestrian structured look of Saville Row, tweed, and, um, Basil Fawlty and Carnaby Street.   And we’ve got some very well-dressed members from Ireland and the IJK.  What’s not to like?

Cheers,

Ac

Ac, many thanks for your kind words I'm honoured indeed. Also pleased to have played a small part in your own excellent fit. I too have a collection of crops BTW... devil.gif
post #161 of 162
‘Homage to Britain’ challenge is a brilliant idea Ac.
post #162 of 162
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I am sad that this hat did not arrive in time for me to participate in the challenge, especially as I would not have found it without @Tirailleur1's help, but happy that I will be able to wear it on my upcoming visit to Naples:


If you ever make it over to Salerno, check out Cappelleria Russo Giosue. I got a Montecristi from there last summer. The hat buyer at Paul Stuart liked it so much he started giving me advice on its upkeep.
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