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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 10/08/13: Unstapled (now with mild profanity!)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Oct 1, 2013.

Who went unstapled best?

Poll closed Oct 7, 2013.
  1. An Acute Style (Papa Don't Teach)

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. archibaldleach (Rough Rider)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Betelgeuse (South of the Border)

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. Caustic Man (Left Behind)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Claghorn (The Dictator)

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  6. Cousin Donuts (DJ Krispy Kreme)

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  7. Coxsackie (The Lova from Down Unda)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. cptjeff (The Eyes)

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  9. GMMcL (TBNdLRr)

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  10. Holdfast (Red Thunder)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Ian Erickson (Dino)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. icekachang (Chang)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. inlandisland (Lakeside)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. in stitches (Beardus Maximus)

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  15. Kulata (Dark Horse)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Mimo (Blurmeister)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. NOBD (The O.G. Remote)

    4 vote(s)
    22.2%
  18. RedDevil10 (Chute)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. RogerP (The Proud One)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Roycru (Distant Shot)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Scbrown (The Robot)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Seajean (P Diddy)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Thin White Duke (The Consistent Three)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. Unregistered (Does Not Compute)

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  25. upr_crust (Old Mo)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. Victor Elfo (Brazilian Legolas)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  27. Wallcloud (Dr. Pedestal)

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. jungleroller

    jungleroller Well-Known Member

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    Gotcha, thanks.

    Edit just read page 2 where you clarify this, my apologies.
     
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  2. icekachang

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    Consider this my submission!

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  3. Patrologia

    Patrologia Well-Known Member

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    Damn my Germanic inability to think of bending implicit rules! I haven't followed too many of these, but it never occurred to me that I could play Friday Challenge even if I wore the outfit on a Wednesday. Perhaps I'll play next week.

    (I was sure to fulfill the mild profanity requirement for this post though.)
     
  4. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Clags, you may be History's Greatest Villain giving the hard three to everyone, but I must give you this: You sure do know how to throw a confusing as fuck challenge.

    :slayer:
     
  5. inlandisland

    inlandisland Well-Known Member

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    (Pic Heavy) Submission to the Unstapled Challenge.

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    Summary of non-staple items:
    Dark green w. burgundy window pane SC
    Burgundy plaid shirt
    Purple square knit tie*
    Purple paisley PS*
    Multi-color braided belt
    Copper-ish trousers
    Grey/brown/gold argyle socks
    Dark brown Chelsea boots

    *I know the tie/PS combination is too cereal box/matchy-matchy for SF, but I thought that since the spirit of the competition was to use no staples, I might as well take the next step and break an SF convention. It was deliberate, and if it hurts me, so be it.​
     
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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    inlandisland - not bad. i liked it better before i saw the shirt up close though.

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    @ SB - :lol:
     
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  7. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    i think that the following needs to be said, and i know i am taking a liberty saying this, so please correct me if i am wrong, clags.

    first off, this is not directed specifically at any fits posted so far, just an observation i would like to make based off some of the comments thus far.

    this goal here is not to post a peacock-ey outfit, or a rule breaking outfit, or an FU outfit, or a zany colors/materials outfit, or even a load outfit. the goal is to post a tasteful and pleasing fit, without using staple/highly common items. the goal is to accomplish, imo, that aside from knowing that we are in a challenge here, the fit would look as organic and put together as a fit made of staple items, just that it uses non staple items. and had the fit been posted in WAYWRN on any given day, it would not elicit any eye popping reactions.

    now, that is just how i see it, and it could very well be that my own fit will not fall into my guidelines above. but that is what i think the idea is here, and it is what i tried to accomplish with my fit.
     
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  8. IRKSM

    IRKSM Well-Known Member

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    I better re-do my entire fit then...
     
  9. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    This x1 billion
     
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  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    It's the shoes that seem to be throwing everyone.
     
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  11. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    clags, based off of your "like" i will assume you agree with me.
     
  12. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Well-Known Member

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    I certainly agree with Stiches, and there's certainly one or two people here who seem to have (mis)interpreted this challenge as 'wear the worst tie you have'... [​IMG]
     
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  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Stitchy 100%. But as always, all fits within the rules of the challenge qualify, and it will be for the voters to decide.

    As for Flyingmonkey's observation, I wonder if some simply don't own any non-staple ties of note; if so, hopefully this challenge will encourage them to go visit Hober and see what they have to offer :slayer:

    ...but in the same vein, I wouldn't be surprised if someone took a Holdfastian approach to ties and pulled off something brilliant.
     
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  14. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    oh, i was not in any way telling people what to do, or how dress, or what to submit. that would be condescending and presumptuous. i was merely sharing what i (correctly /humblebrag) thought was your idea with the challenge.
     
  15. GMMcL

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    Subject to an early morning audible, tomorrow's fit won't qualify on at least two levels. So the one posted earlier is my official entry. Just for sake of completeness, here it is again, spoikered:
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Isaia Brioni (It was hard to get the focus right, but that's micro gringham in green) Vintage BB gren fina Unknown ancient madder, hand rolled Trafalgar Corneliani Panthy AE Sanford
     
  16. Roycru

    Roycru Well-Known Member

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    Tan plaid silk Brooks Brothers jacket, pink Brooks Brothers OCBD, brown, red, and tan Brooks Brothers repp tie, pink polka dot pocket square, tan Orvis trousers with a Hamilton Railway Special pocket watch and chain in the watch pocket and with a Leatherman brown belt monogramed all around, tan and brown Gold Toe argyle socks, and walnut Allen-Edmonds Lombard wing tip shoes.......

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  17. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Well-Known Member

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    brah.

    I was built for this challenge.
    Why couldn't you post this next week?
    HUH?
    HUH?
     
  18. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    If you're built for it, then it ain't no challenge. Post up some CBD the next time that's in play. Show us whatcha got, Tira! :)
     
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  19. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Well-Known Member

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    watch me [​IMG] on you fools.
     
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  20. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    :uhoh:
     
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