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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 08/12/2016--THE SUBTLY ODD

Poll Results: Who incorporated a subtly odd element best?

Poll expired: Aug 16, 2016 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 32% of voters (11)
    Claghorn (low contrast browns)
  • 29% of voters (10)
    Bienluienapris (textures in tie and square)
  • 32% of voters (11)
    SYCSYC (vivid square)
  • 23% of voters (8)
    Mr. Knightley (doubled paisleys)
34 Total Votes  
post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 
Challenge Information (Click to show)

The challenge for this Friday is to incorporate something odd into your classic menswear outfit. But it can't just be odd. Anyone can stuff a fish into their breast pocket. It needs to be subtly odd, something that many on the street might not notice as unusual, but those of us on the forum might lift an eyebrow at and say "huh."

 

I'm not providing any pictures (though I'll be posting my own entry shortly) because it's up to the entrants to try and determine what "subtly odd" means to them and to anticipate what it means to potential voters.

 

Basic rules:

 

* I'll put up the poll Sunday evening, barring major airline disasters

* Outfit should be from last or this week (since there was no FC last week)

* Needs to be classic menswear

* If you include a brief explanation of why you think your outfit is subtly odd, I'll make an effort to include it with your entry.

Contestants had to post an outfit which was subtly odd in some respect. Here are the entries:

 

Claghorn - Very low contrast between tie and jacket in browns (done sometimes in blues, but very rarely in other colors)

 

Bienluienapris- the texture interplay of the square and tie

 

SYCSYC- the vibrant square against a sedate palette

 

Mr. Knightly - Doubling up on paisley


Edited by Claghorn - 8/15/16 at 8:59am
post #2 of 34

Good Idea

post #3 of 34
Thread Starter 


Subtle oddity: very low contrast between a jacket and tie in browns.
post #4 of 34

I thought you were going to say your PS is a piece of burlap sack.

post #5 of 34
Thread Starter 
If so, you'd be the first to describe Post-Imperial as subtle.
post #6 of 34

My humble contribution, with, in my opinion an unusual combination of texture between the tie and the pocketsquare :

 

 

post #7 of 34

I'm just here to see what else ends up in breast pockets.

post #8 of 34
This topic will not be complete without a sock thrown in there for extra sprezz.
post #9 of 34

I'd like you gentlemen to remember that I already shown in previous challenges the extraordinary:

- panty as a PS

- folded tie as a PS

 

You won't do any worse :)

post #10 of 34

Really? Not sure if I should go back and look, or let sleeping dogs lie. 

post #11 of 34

I learned a lot, here, these last couple of years. 

 

As for the challenge: my oddity this time is "wearing a slightly too colorful and shiny pocket square for such a classical outfit".

 

 

Looks like my style became much more normal!


Edited by SYCSYC - 8/10/16 at 8:20am
post #12 of 34
Thread Starter 
Everything pales compared to the fish.
post #13 of 34
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Originally Posted by bienluienapris View Post
 

My humble contribution, with, in my opinion an unusual combination of texture between the tie and the pocketsquare :

 

 

 

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That is an interesting PS @bienluienapris . Any details?

post #14 of 34
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

That is an interesting PS @bienluienapris . Any details?

Thanks you Mr.Knightley, the doily pocket square has been made by myself with old doily founded in my grand-mother house.

post #15 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by bienluienapris View Post
 

Thanks you Mr.Knightley, the doily pocket square has been made by myself with old doily founded in my grand-mother house.


Splendid!

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