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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 27/6/2014 - The soporific tie challenge

Poll Results: Who has the best soporific tie

Poll expired: Jun 30, 2014  
  • 4% (3)
    Shen
  • 5% (4)
    In Stitches
  • 0% (0)
    Betelguese
  • 2% (2)
    Monkeyface
  • 4% (3)
    Academic2
  • 4% (3)
    Sugarbutch
  • 2% (2)
    Jungleroller
  • 1% (1)
    Nabilmust
  • 17% (12)
    Claghorn
  • 16% (11)
    EliodA
  • 0% (0)
    upr_crust
  • 2% (2)
    Crat
  • 5% (4)
    Murlsquirl
  • 4% (3)
    PCK1
  • 4% (3)
    Luv2breformed
  • 13% (9)
    Cousin Donuts
  • 7% (5)
    Cleav
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post #1 of 181
Thread Starter 
As winner of last weeks great Grenadine/knit tie challenge I present to you this weeks challenge - the soporific tie challenge.

Now if you haven't seen the soporific tie porn thread you might be thinking what the bloody hell is this bloke on about.... So in short, I want to see your most boring, but tasteful ties.

Rules -
1) Challenge is open to fits from this week only from now until midnight AEST Saturday 28th (that's Aussie time in case you don't know we are ahead of pretty much everyone).
2) Outfits must fit the basic premise of a MC fit i.e shirt, tie, suit/sc, trousers and proper shoes/boots. PS's are optional of course.
3) I will have final say on if your entry includes a soporific tie or not. If I feel it's too loud, patterned or bright then I reserve the right to disqualify your entry. If it's early on in the piece then you may have a second go if you happen to be disqualified, provided it's entered on time.
4) The rest of your fit may be as loud as you want, just not your tie.

Otherwise get cracking.

As I mentioned on last weeks thread, I've decided to put my money where my mouth is and offer a prize for this weeks winner, which will be any tie of your choice from my range. There is no catch, you don't need to give any "reviews" of it in return or any of that, just enjoy the tie. Hopefully this will bolster participation in the thread.

Some examples of ties that fall in to the category are plain grenadines, neat prints in either silk or challis, subdued repp stripes, silk twill you get the idea. Weaves and patterns that won't be allowed are - shantung/raw anything, light coloured pastel anything, printed grenadine (plain or striped woven only), big paisley patterns (especially jacquard ones) etc etc.

Any questions, please sing out.

Best,
Jason
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Edited by Henry Carter - 6/28/14 at 10:25pm
post #2 of 181
good challenge. would like to see some of what you would classify as soporific.
post #3 of 181
What about this?
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post #4 of 181
i find soporificness is much easier to demonstrate from a distance when you can see how "boring" the tie really is. aside from a solid, most ties will have "character" up close.
post #5 of 181

I have to say that this is one of the best, and most hilarious, contests to date.  How many people had to google "sopoforic", the first time they read @Manton's thread?  Be honest,.

post #6 of 181
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I have to say that this is one of the best, and most hilarious, contests to date.  How many people had to google "sopoforic", the first time they read @Manton's thread?  Be honest,.

 

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I had already gotten one million on my GRE verbal (well, 170) by the time I joined SF. :thumbs-up: 

 

(but if I recall from something someone mentioned, you beat my quant score by 3 :embar:)


Edited by Claghorn - 6/24/14 at 9:20am
post #7 of 181
And is it soporificness or soporificity?
post #8 of 181

I believe the proper term is soporificitude.

:teach:

post #9 of 181
i had to google it the first time i saw it here. no shame in my game.
post #10 of 181
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I have to say that this is one of the best, and most hilarious, contests to date.  How many people had to google "sopoforic", the first time they read @Manton's thread?  Be honest,.

 

For the benefit of the youngsters here, I’d like to mention that there are also things called ‘dictionaries’, which can be very handy when the unimaginable happens and you cannot access Google.   

 

Here’s what upr_crust calls a ‘life-style’ shot, showing what they look like in their natural habitat.

 

 

 

:D

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #11 of 181
so you have to get drunk before you can use those bad boys?
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so you have to get drunk before you can use those bad boys?

Some sort of impaired judgment....
post #13 of 181
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Some sort of impaired judgment....

Around here, impaired judgment could simply be buying something simply because it was on sale, regardless of one's sobriety at the time of purchase . . . .
post #14 of 181
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I have to say that this is one of the best, and most hilarious, contests to date.  How many people had to google "sopoforic", the first time they read @Manton's thread?  Be honest,.

 

I haven't googled "soporific" and haven't read Manton's thread and still don't know what "soporific" is. :lol:

 

But I will do my research, see if my ties qualify and participate. I mean, the price is nice. :slayer:

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Around here, impaired judgment could simply be buying something simply because it was on sale, regardless of one's sobriety at the time of purchase . . . .

This is very true.
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