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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 08/30/13 -- The Purple Tie

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Aug 27, 2013.

Who best pulls off the purple tie?

Poll closed Sep 2, 2013.
  1. Claghorn

    26 vote(s)
    29.2%
  2. uprcrust

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  3. Off My Rack

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  4. archibaldleach

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  5. An Acute Style

    9 vote(s)
    10.1%
  6. sugarbutch

    12 vote(s)
    13.5%
  7. Fred49

    17 vote(s)
    19.1%
  8. Holdfast

    19 vote(s)
    21.3%
  9. RogerP

    3 vote(s)
    3.4%
  10. FlyingMonkey

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  11. Ebonyman

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  12. CousinDonuts

    15 vote(s)
    16.9%
  13. Clarinetplayer

    9 vote(s)
    10.1%
  14. Mother of God, my eyes.

    5 vote(s)
    5.6%
  15. Betelgeuse

    15 vote(s)
    16.9%
  16. Thin White Duke

    19 vote(s)
    21.3%
  17. Tirailleur

    13 vote(s)
    14.6%
  18. Mr. Claymore

    8 vote(s)
    9.0%
  19. Cantabrigian

    14 vote(s)
    15.7%
  20. Kai

    13 vote(s)
    14.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    OK, OK, you've convinced me. I'll use today's fit as my entry! :)

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  2. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ Holdfast - that is freaking awesome.

    My purple entry:

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  3. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Well-Known Member

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    I know a pimp that has that same suit.
     
  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    I know the Sorites paradox. I'm also a big believer in, at some point, declaring that a heap of sand is no longer a heap. My definition of purple isn't universal, but it holds for the challenge.

    I'm an Absurdist. Not sure it is relevant here, but maybe there is a purple and maybe there isn't. We cannot ever know, so we shouldn't let it bother us, and we create our own.
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2013
  5. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    I was going to throw something together, but after HFs post I don't think I will anymore.
     
  6. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Well-Known Member

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    Well, I can't enter the challenge this week because 1. all my purple ties are back home in Canada, and 2. there's no way you'll actually catch me wearing anything near a suit and tie when the temperature is 37 degrees C and the humidity around 70%, as it is today in Tokyo. So I'm actually wearing denim shorts, a very lightweight gauze shirt and blue suede chukkas. But I can certainly do purple - so here's a reminder what I might have worn had this challenge been some other time...

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    Deets: 3-piece suit is bespoke, made by Walker Slater of Edinburgh from Dashing Tweeds fabric, shirt is Dunhill (which I probably wouldn't wear in this combination again), and most importantly, the purple tie is cashmere from Borsalino.(This is also a rather scary photo for me, because I'm now about 4kg lighter than March, when I took this shot)
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2013
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  7. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Doc's purple pinstripe is bigfooting the hell out of this contest.
     
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  8. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! But there's already stiff competition, and I'm sure more will rock in over the course of the day. I want to see what the likes of Butler and Tira might come up with, too! These challenges are always the most fun when there's a large field of entries.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2013
  9. Ebonyman

    Ebonyman Well-Known Member

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    Wow, some good stuff posted so far. I was somewhat handicapped by the summer "Casual Friday" mandate at work but wanted to give it a shot anyway. I hope this tie qualifies as purple in spite of the stripes of a different color.

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  10. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

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  11. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    Really like CD and Ebonyman's fits. This is going to be a good one.
     
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  12. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    ebonyman, that is very nicely done.

    in the spirit of the day i am wearing a purple shirt.
     
  13. Ebonyman

    Ebonyman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Gents! There are some great fits being posted for this challenge!
     
  14. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Doc still in the lead...
     
  15. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Well-Known Member

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    I'm liking Ebonyman's ensamble.

    Donuts, yours I like too, very subtle and elegant.

    I guessing I will be giving quite a few votes for this challenge. [​IMG]
     
  16. idfnl

    idfnl Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic jacket.
     
  17. Butler

    Butler Well-Known Member

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    Don't wait for me . I do not own a purple anything :hide:
    :bigstar:
     
  18. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Well-Known Member

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  19. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    not even royal purple?
     
  20. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Fuck it. Here's my loud, happy farewell to summer. Who needs good taste, right?

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