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post #16 of 51
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The first FC of March 2016 (Friday 4th) was No Patterns.  Organised by @DiplomaticTies and won by @Murlsquirl

 

Winner @Murlsquirl

 

 

Joint Second Place @sebastian mcfox and @upr_crust

 

Third Place @Claghorn 


Edited by Mr Knightley - 12/10/16 at 2:47am
post #17 of 51
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For the Casual Elements Challenge of 11 March 2016 both Murl and Seb McFox were on the podium again with @sebastian mcfox a runaway winner with 40 votes.  @Gerry Nelson was second on 21 with @Rais and @Murlsquirl sharing third on 18 votes.

 

@sebastian mcfox

 

@Gerry Nelson

 

@Murlsquirl

 

@Rais

post #18 of 51
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The FC for Friday 18 March 2016 was #Menswear.  I am not sure if I completely understand the term and, looking at the entries it seemed to leave plenty of room for interpretation!  It produced some great entries though with @sugarbutch the winner on 15 votes, closely followed by @crappbag on 14 and @Gerry Nelson on the podium again with 11.

 

Sugz

 

crappbag

 

Gerry

 

There was a bit of a gap to 1 April 2016 before the next Challenge, which saw a return to 'business as usual' on the podium.  @Anden @Cleav and @EFV - in that order.

 

Are you a Cardican or a Cardican't?

 

 


Edited by Mr Knightley - 12/12/16 at 3:19am
post #19 of 51
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The Challenge on 8 April was another Herringbone one.

 

It was won by a very smooth @in stitches 

 

@katabatic was second with @Cleav sharing third with @sebastian mcfox

 

Stitchy

 

katabatic

 

Cleav

 

Sebastian McFox

post #20 of 51
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For the 15th April Stitchy came up with a great idea - The 20th Century Man Challenge.

 

It produced a very different podium (although EFV was still there!)

 

@CruzAzul - Winner as 1970s man

 

@EFV at the cottage in second place

 

@Clouseau as a 1970s Suedehead in joint third

 

@McDermott as 1970 Amsterdam skinhead featuring double denim!

 

Then a break to 29 April for the trickiest Challenge of them all?  Navy Trousers Unleashed!

 

The Challenge was won by @AlexRamius , with @EFV in second.  @Thin White Duke was third.

 

 

 


Edited by Mr Knightley - 12/15/16 at 5:22am
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Very nice, thank you

post #22 of 51
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So, we are at the end of April - a  third of the way through 2016 and have had 14 Challenges.

 

Each has been won by a different poster.  The most consistent appearances on the podium are as follows:

 

@Cleav 6 top-three places and 1 win

 

@Gerry Nelson also 6 and 1

 

@EFV 5 times on the podium and 1 win

 

@Anden 4 times and 1 win.

 

Some of our FC winners have not yet made any other podium appearance in 2016 (as at end April):

 

@AlexRamius

 

@CruzAzul

 

@in stitches

 

@sugarbutch 

 

Moving on to May it seems there was another gap to the 13th.  Not a propitious date but the Ode to the Odd Waistcoat Challenge produced some good entries:

 

Winner @bienluienapris 

 

Vintage @Roycru in second

 

Joint third place @AlexRamius

 

Joint third @An Acute Style


Edited by Mr Knightley - 12/17/16 at 9:59am
post #23 of 51
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One more batch for your delectation - the oddly named 'Particular Jacket' Challenge of 20 May:

 

Winner @CraftsmanCo 

 

Second - @Gerry Nelson

 

Third was organiser @bienluienapris

post #24 of 51
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The last Challenge in May was hastily organised by @Gerry Nelson who kindly stood in - as last week's runner-up.  It was also fittingly won by him!  Second was @bienluienapris who is becoming a regular podium visitor and third was @jcmeyer

 

The Freestyle Friday Challenge of 27 May 2016:

 

 

@Gerry Nelson

 

@bienluienapris

 

@jcmeyer


Edited by Mr Knightley - 12/20/16 at 7:49am
post #25 of 51
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June kicked off with a great Challenge - Seasonal Incongruance.  This required entrants to mix items from different seasons in a tasteful manner!

 

I recall it was @Claghorn 's original idea.  He came second with @Pliny in third.  But the clear winner in this Challenge for grown-ups only was @Anden

 

 

 


Edited by Mr Knightley - 12/20/16 at 7:47am
post #26 of 51
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@Anden chose the next Challenge - and to welcome in summer in the Northern Hemisphere he went for The Bow.

 

@Mr Knightley was the winner this week, 10 June with @upr_crust in second.  Joint third were @An Acute Style and @Caustic Man.

 

@Mr Knightley

 

@upr_crust

 

@An Acute Style

 

@Caustic Man

 

Here is a bonus pic from the Challenge thread - The launch, on Winston Churhill's birthday, of the Bow Tie Club of Great Britain and Ireland at the Ritz, London (2012).

post #27 of 51
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The next week, all the talk was of Pitti Uomo so I chose 'Pitti Peacock?' as the Challenge for 17 June.

 

There were some interesting entries with @sebastian mcfox a very clear winner on 41 votes - perhaps striking just the right balance between sprezza and trash?  Second was @Claghorn on 12 votes and @mossrockss completed the top three with 11 votes.

 

 

 

 

As an antidote to all that colour the week before @sebastian mcfox  chose 'Greyscale' as the Challenge for 24 June and came third himself.

 

It was won though by some truly great photography by @DiplomaticTies 

 

@Claghorn was second again this week.

 

 

 

 

Nearly half-way through the year now and I am signing off for Christmas.  Can't wait to post some more great pics soon.

 

Compliments of the Season to all!


Edited by Mr Knightley - 12/24/16 at 12:07pm
post #28 of 51
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Before we move into July a look back at the first half of 2016.  We have had 21 Challenges at this point with a wide variety of themes and many different winners.  Only four people have won more than one Challenge up to end of June and they are:

@Anden 

@DiplomaticTies 

@Gerry Nelson

@sebastian mcfox

 

All with two wins each. 

 

Other winners are (in date order):

@upr_crust

@Andy57

@EFV

@justkwan

@Cleav

@Murlsquirl

@sugarbutch

@in stitches

@CruzAzul

@AlexRamius

@bienluienapris

@CraftsmanCo

@Mr Knightley

 

Most consistent Podium finisher to 30 June @Gerry Nelson with eight!

post #29 of 51
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The second half of the year - 1 July and 'What the Hell was I thinking' Challenge:

 

Clags and AAS had their first wins of the year - as joint winners.  DT and RoSaCe came joint second and Thin White Duke was third.

 

@An Acute Style in patched Madras

 

@Claghorn in Yohji

 

@RoSaCe in a rather sudden tie

 

@DiplomaticTies in a shirt that defies description

 

@Thin White Duke in a boating blazer much beloved of mid 1960s English Mods

post #30 of 51
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The next Challenge was not until 15 July and was called the BD Collar Challenge.

 

Clear winner was @jcmeyer with @fieldofdreams and @Coxsackie in joint second.  In joint third were @mossrockss and @FrankCowperwood

 

JCM

 

Cox

 

F of D

 

FrankC

 

Moss

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