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FRIDAY CHALLENGE Jan 24, 2014: NORTHERN LIGHTS

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Pingson, Jan 22, 2014.

Who did it best?

Poll closed Jan 27, 2014.
  1. John Doe

    9 vote(s)
    8.0%
  2. Anden

    15 vote(s)
    13.3%
  3. DonCologne

    9 vote(s)
    8.0%
  4. SeaJen

    20 vote(s)
    17.7%
  5. jungleroller

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  6. Off My Rack

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  7. Cleav

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
  8. alessandromo

    5 vote(s)
    4.4%
  9. clarinetplayer

    12 vote(s)
    10.6%
  10. Claghorn

    13 vote(s)
    11.5%
  11. Pingson

    15 vote(s)
    13.3%
  12. upr_crust

    11 vote(s)
    9.7%
  13. stylesbitchly

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  14. in stitches

    31 vote(s)
    27.4%
  15. StanleyVanBuren

    12 vote(s)
    10.6%
  16. GMMcL

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  17. oldog/oltrix

    15 vote(s)
    13.3%
  18. Cotton Dockers

    14 vote(s)
    12.4%
  19. Holdfast

    8 vote(s)
    7.1%
  20. Academic2

    3 vote(s)
    2.7%
  21. An Acute Style

    9 vote(s)
    8.0%
  22. kulata

    14 vote(s)
    12.4%
  23. black_umbrella

    5 vote(s)
    4.4%
  24. quasi-lurker

    5 vote(s)
    4.4%
  25. sansimeon

    14 vote(s)
    12.4%
  26. butler

    19 vote(s)
    16.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Pingson

    Pingson Well-Known Member

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    So I've finally settled on a topic for this weeks FC. One of the first things you hear when you join SF is that a jacket should always be darker than trousers. I have always thought this to be utter BS, and my goal for this week's challenge it to disprove this once and for all. So the premise for the FC this week is very simple: Wear a jacket that is visibly lighter than your trousers. It can be patterned or plain, I don't care as long as the trousers as darker than jacket. Fits from this week will be allowed, and the poll goes up Sunday morning, Swedish time (so around midnight PST). That guy to the left:
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    Simply stated: Light up north, dark down south...... This weeks entires: John Doe:
    Anden:
    DonCologne:
    SeaJen:
    jungleroller:
    Off My Rack:
    Cleav:
    alessandromo:
    clarinetplayer:
    Claghorn:
    Pingson:
    stylesbitchly:
    in stitches:
    StanleyVanBuren:
    GMMcL:
    oldog/oldtrix:
    Cotton Dockers:
    Holdfast:
    Academic2:
    An Acute Style:
    kulata:
    black_umbrella:
    quasi-lurker:
    sansimeon:
    Butler:
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2014
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  2. HansderHund

    HansderHund Well-Known Member

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    I'm assuming that you mean that the trousers should be visibly darker than the jacket?

    Great idea. I'm not sure whether I'll be able to participate, but I look forward to seeing the entries!
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2014
  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    My monochrome challenge submission would have worked:

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    but may go in this direction:

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    Last edited: Jan 22, 2014
  4. Pingson

    Pingson Well-Known Member

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    Well of course I mean that :embar: , thanks for spotting my spelling error. I fixed the original post....
     
  5. alessandromo

    alessandromo Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, I'm new to SF, can someone please explain how these challenges work? Has Pingson set the challenge as he won last week?

    Thanks :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2014
  6. eviltimeban

    eviltimeban Well-Known Member

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    Now I need to get a SC, just so I can do this challenge. I have navy trousers with nothing to go with them. This could be my reason!
     
  7. Pingson

    Pingson Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the "prize" of winning is to decide next week's challenge as well as administer the whole thing, so it's more of a Pyrrhic victory than anything else......
     
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  8. Pingson

    Pingson Well-Known Member

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    Then you could kill two "SF birds" with one stone, navy trousers and a lighter jacket. That should give you some bonus points.....
     
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  9. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    Bummer...I only have just suits. Not even a grey jacket.
     
  10. kulata

    kulata Well-Known Member

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    Love the second fit. I'm in BTW
     
  11. cptjeff

    cptjeff Well-Known Member

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    No odd jackets at all? Not even a navy blazer? :confused:
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2014
  12. Academic2

    Academic2 Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    Light navy jacket, dark navy trousers ...

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  13. GMMcL

    GMMcL Well-Known Member

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    Shall participate.
     
  14. Rudals

    Rudals Well-Known Member

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    Light navy jacket with black pants and a bold red tie...
     
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  15. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to seeing all the entries. Alas, I am travelling with only two suits, flannel trousers and a brown tweed jacket so will be unable to participate. May provide some inspiration for light colored F/W jackets for me to consider at some point.
     
  16. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    man i really hope i can get in on this. weather here is shite so im not sure i will be dressing properly tomorrow or friday. :(
     
  17. Roycru

    Roycru Well-Known Member

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    Spending this week not feeling well, but here's a picture from a few weeks ago (which I know won't count but it will demonstrate how sound the concept of this challenge is).

    Brooks Brothers camel hair jacket, yellow OCBD, and tie, Hermes yellow pocket square, Tommy Hilfiger yellow cotton sweater vest, Ralph Lauren Polo embroidered cord trousers, and Allen Edmonds brogue suede Strands.......

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    ^ Critters on trousers is all kinds of fun. Hope you feel better soon.

    Definitely in on this one. Interesting challenge, especially in winter.
     
  19. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Traveling with only two jackets. One is lighter than the trousers on hand, but not really a good fit for this challenge. C'est la vie.
     
  20. Cotton Dockers

    Cotton Dockers Well-Known Member

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    Interested to see the entries here. I went with medium/dark grey trousers today, but I kept running into a city/country dichotomy with the various lighter jackets I was contemplating.
     

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