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VOTE NOW!! FRIDAY CHALLENGE 1 Aug 2014: "You at your you-iest" aka "When you met SF"

Poll Results: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who was the you-iest of them all?

Poll expired: Aug 5, 2014 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 15% (13)
    Crat
  • 3% (3)
    Coxsackie
  • 28% (23)
    EliodA
  • 18% (15)
    upr_crust
  • 10% (9)
    Holdfast
  • 12% (10)
    Roycru
  • 15% (13)
    sugarbutch
  • 35% (29)
    EFV
  • 12% (10)
    An Acute Style
  • 8% (7)
    Cotton Dockers
  • 3% (3)
    GMMcL
  • 7% (6)
    CousinDonuts
  • 19% (16)
    Pingson
  • 12% (10)
    DonCologne
  • 23% (19)
    Claghorn
  • 19% (16)
    tchoy
  • 30% (25)
    Cleav
  • 15% (13)
    Sander
  • 3% (3)
    cptjeff
  • 6% (5)
    Mr. Six
  • 7% (6)
    ammanati
  • 6% (5)
    jungleroller
  • 10% (9)
    Betelgeuse
  • 4% (4)
    archibaldleach
82 Total Votes  
post #1 of 138
Thread Starter 

Simple challenge this week. But simultaneously very difficult. I'm full of fake paradoxes like that. Think of me as a cut-price Yoda.

 

So here it is:

 

You at your You-iest

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You're on Styleforum, so you're interested in style. You probably like having (or developing) a personal style. But have you really found one that works? Let's see the fit that sums you up the best: the intersection between how you see yourself, how you'd like others to see you, and all that you've learned so far from SF.

 

This isn't quite the same as being the best outfit you can put together. I mean, if you've been on the board more than a couple of weeks, you probably know exactly what SF likes the most and can create an identikit fit that would garner a lot of votes. The challenge here, if you choose to play the game straight, is to figure out the outfit that manages to be both popular by SF standards and still has enough of your own identity to not look & feel like you're dressing in a uniform. The best posters here, IMO, have outfits that are "them" regardless of pose or being able to see their face, but it's also a style that looks good enough to be popular at the same time.

 

Voters will doubtless decide for themselves what criteria to use when judging; maybe they'll give lots of votes to "uniform" fits... but going by the thumbs system, while certain motifs get a consistent number of thumbs, the very best outfits get more, and those are the ones that add something a little special to the fit. Something of the wearer's own identity & style. Or, you might think I'm wrong, and the uniform will win, so you might try to game this challenge and go for that anyway. It's entirely up to you. And will be a fun experiment in that regard either way!!

 

Tailored jacket required, if only to keep it CM-appropriate. Tie/square optional but appreciated.

 

Deadline is whenever I get a chance to log on on Sunday 3rd August. Probably somewhere around mid-afternoon BST.

 

Have fun!!

 

Thank you all for getting into the spirit of things and submitting such high quality entries!

 

YOUR CONTESTANTS:

 

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Edited by Holdfast - 8/3/14 at 5:44am
post #2 of 138
Might have to break out some heavier SC's.
post #3 of 138
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post #4 of 138
best challenge ever!
post #5 of 138
In.
post #6 of 138
Casual me is much more 'me' than formal me.
Something in which I can run out the house and jump into the boat to go fishing. Something like this oldie.







post #7 of 138
Awesome first entry @Crat and awesome challenge @Holdfast! I'm in.
post #8 of 138

man. I hope I will be able to participate

post #9 of 138

No idea what to do, but I will try to participate

post #10 of 138
How can spit-shine Crat be most himself without some glowing shoes? confused.gif
post #11 of 138
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

How can spit-shine Crat be most himself without some glowing shoes? confused.gif

 

This. :lol:

 

I might be participating although I don't know if I have a fit that qualifies.

post #12 of 138

I note that there's no explicit requirement for the fit to be from this week. That suits me, as I'm in Shanghai this week and travelling light.

 

So instead I'll put up a favourite fit of mine from earlier this year, snapped in our Melbourne suburban street while the plane trees were doing their glorious late Autumn thang.

 

This is a little bit more sedate than is typical for me, but it's where I want to be heading: well-cut, well-fitted, classic items, with just a dash of FU in the windowpane fabric and a splash of vibrancy from the pocket square. What a dandy looks like when he's doing CBD.

 

At least, I hope so.

 

 


 

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post #13 of 138
Well, Dr. Freud, you've outdone yourself - we are to become our own Rorschach tests biggrin.gif. (Whether others see what we see in our ink blots of ensembles remains to be seen.)

I'm in - expecting to post tomorrow, as 2014/07/31 and 2014/08/01 are expected to be rather damp here in NYC.

Be afraid - be very afraid . . .
post #14 of 138
we need some of those, "how i think i look, how i really look," memes, up in here. STAT!

HF, is there a time constraint on when the fits have to be from?
post #15 of 138
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How can spit-shine Crat be most himself without some glowing shoes? confused.gif
Nature vs Nurture : )
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