Third Place @Claghorn
Edited by Mr Knightley - 12/10/16 at 2:47am
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.
Are you a Cardican or a Cardican't?
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!
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):
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:
Vintage @Roycru in second
Joint third place @AlexRamius
Joint third @An Acute Style
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:
June kicked off with a great Challenge - Seasonal Incongruance. This required entrants to mix items from different seasons in a tasteful manner!
@Anden chose the next Challenge - and to welcome in summer in the Northern Hemisphere he went for The Bow.
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).
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!
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:
All with two wins each.
Other winners are (in date order):
Most consistent Podium finisher to 30 June @Gerry Nelson with eight!
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