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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 5/31/13 - BE LIKE BARBERA ( aka - the four pattern challenge )

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TTO, May 28, 2013.

The Be Like Barbera Four Pattern Challenge - Who did it best?

Poll closed Jun 4, 2013.
  1. mimo

    6 vote(s)
    4.0%
  2. RogerC

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  3. clapeyron

    18 vote(s)
    11.9%
  4. Ian Erickson

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  5. Thin White Duke

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Tirailleur1

    32 vote(s)
    21.2%
  7. Cantabrigian

    9 vote(s)
    6.0%
  8. SpooPoker

    24 vote(s)
    15.9%
  9. eazye

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  10. MRMstl

    3 vote(s)
    2.0%
  11. Mr. Six

    14 vote(s)
    9.3%
  12. Orgetorix

    16 vote(s)
    10.6%
  13. GMMcL

    12 vote(s)
    7.9%
  14. Betelgeuse

    10 vote(s)
    6.6%
  15. Licious

    7 vote(s)
    4.6%
  16. in stitches

    16 vote(s)
    10.6%
  17. Holdfast

    3 vote(s)
    2.0%
  18. gringodaddy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. NOBD

    35 vote(s)
    23.2%
  20. Pingson

    7 vote(s)
    4.6%
  21. Pliny

    15 vote(s)
    9.9%
  22. sugarbutch

    4 vote(s)
    2.6%
  23. timotune

    40 vote(s)
    26.5%
  24. SeaJen

    5 vote(s)
    3.3%
  25. DerekS

    10 vote(s)
    6.6%
  26. An Acute Style

    9 vote(s)
    6.0%
  27. TTO

    53 vote(s)
    35.1%
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  1. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    CM and clap - :inlove: thanks guys.

    clap - deets on the benz!

    TTO - damn you. what do you have in mind for next week?
     
  2. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    As a customer of Luciano Barbera for 20+ years, my personal opinion is that the one who most closely replicated Luciano Barbera's personal colors and style was Pliney. He was the one contestant who not only put together the four patterns but coordinated four colors with Barbera-like harmony and balance.
     
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  3. Pliny

    Pliny Well-Known Member

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    well cheers, coming from you that means a lot.

    hard to decide who to go with on this, so many great 4 pattern fits in so many different sprezzs. Tirrailleur stands out to me for his sheer audacious peacockery- that works.
    ...wouldn't dream of wearing a single thing in his fit but I still dig it. okay, maybe the watch

    congrats TTO on the comp and your outstanding fit .
     
  4. EliodA

    EliodA Well-Known Member

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    +1!
    As far as I'm concerned, his fit seems the only one to capture what I feel is the essence of Mr. Barbera's pattern matching style: how to make it look effortless, and flattering to one's physique.
    The rest is just trying too hard for my taste.
     
  5. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Well-Known Member

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    So I did an informal analysis of the four patterns used by the contestants and notice a few things. I'd say the most popular shirt option was a thin stripe followed by a tight check. Most of the ties were either dotted or neat geometric. It was kind of hard to tell with the pocket squares being stuffed in pockets and all, but I'd say they were mostly paisleys. Lastly, the jackets were either glenplaid/windowpane or striped. There are several exceptions, but if there was a trend I'd say it was a striped shirt, dotted tie, paisley pocket square and plaid jacket. Maybe a four pattern formula for those of you who want to give it a try.
     
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  6. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    ^^ Interesting. I fit that description almost exactly (gunclub rather than glen check, like a few others), but it's near enough.
     
  7. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    that is how i did it.

    i felt that in order to vary the scale, a thin striped shirt would work best. i figured i could use a variety of ties. i actually planned on using a neat, but i felt the dot i used worked better with all the items. once that was all set, there was not must left for the PS but a large paisley/flowery type option.
     
  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    Almost always you'll have a smaller shirt pattern and a bigger jacket pattern.

    My own personal opinion is that the tie pattern should be closer in scale to the jacket than the shirt.
     
  9. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Well-Known Member

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    yeah TTO ran away with this. I am just hoping to at least keep it respectable with the bronze prize.
     
  10. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    welp, u gone needs some moar voats for that to happen.
     
  11. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Well-Known Member

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    why u a hater doh?
    is it that B- More blood?
     
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  12. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    I think that's an America / Italian perspective.

    Over here, a lotta cats over like them some bold shirt patterns.

    I'm not a fan of that look, natch. But it is a thing.
     
  13. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    No haet. Just saying timo and NOBD are ahead. You need to do some pandering.
     
  14. NOBD

    NOBD Well-Known Member

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    Get off my lawn, Tirailleur!
     
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  15. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Well-Known Member

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    I AM COMING FOR 2nd PLACE!!!!

    and stitches... The B-More in you can't help but make you a hater. I've watched the Wire before... I know how y'all get down there.
     
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  16. NOBD

    NOBD Well-Known Member

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    You're sending out mass mails as we speak, aren't you?
     
  17. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    If I'd known Tirailleur would be so motivated, I might have waited to see what I could get in return for my vote.
     
  18. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Well-Known Member

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    for 2nd place? no way

    for a chance for you to temporarily stock my $20 billion fund in your acct while I move across the transatlantic? why yes.
     
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  19. clapeyron

    clapeyron Well-Known Member

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    meanwhile the real race is being battled between spoopoker and yours truly...

    @ stitches: sportlich, leicht & kurz
     
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  20. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    i could never haet you, tril.


    nice.

    sporty, light and quick?
     

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