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FRIDAY CHALLENGE JAN 31, 2014: A PRINCELY ENDEAVOUR!!!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by in stitches, Jan 29, 2014.

WHO CRUSHED IT BEST?

Poll closed Feb 3, 2014.
  1. DonCologne

    9 vote(s)
    8.8%
  2. sugarbutch

    7 vote(s)
    6.9%
  3. Anden

    10 vote(s)
    9.8%
  4. SeaJen

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  5. oldog/oldtrix

    13 vote(s)
    12.7%
  6. Cleav

    18 vote(s)
    17.6%
  7. GMMcL

    11 vote(s)
    10.8%
  8. Shen

    5 vote(s)
    4.9%
  9. alessandromo

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  10. An Acute Style

    5 vote(s)
    4.9%
  11. NOBD

    11 vote(s)
    10.8%
  12. Pingson

    45 vote(s)
    44.1%
  13. tchoy

    16 vote(s)
    15.7%
  14. Holdfast

    4 vote(s)
    3.9%
  15. bsarosi

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. in stitches

    24 vote(s)
    23.5%
  17. Maturestyle

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  18. Butler

    26 vote(s)
    25.5%
  19. clarinetplayer

    18 vote(s)
    17.6%
  20. Cotton Dockers

    11 vote(s)
    10.8%
  21. Bill Russell

    8 vote(s)
    7.8%
  22. SpooPoker

    23 vote(s)
    22.5%
  23. cptjeff

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  24. Roycru

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  25. Claghorn

    6 vote(s)
    5.9%
  26. 3piecesuitguy

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  27. Mr. Claymore

    4 vote(s)
    3.9%
  28. Towers

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    The challenge is simple. Wear a suit, SC or pants that are of a Glen Plaid or Prince of Whales pattern. Any color is allowed, over checks are welcome, as long as it is a GP or PoW pattern. I am tempted to say that using a suit or SC garners 2 bonus votes over pants, but I am undecided as of yet. \ Fits must be entered by 9PM EST on Saturday, Feb 1st. GP/PoW fabric samples for now, will try and get some inspiration pics later.
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    HAVE AT IT, GENTS!!!! WELCOME TEH CHALLENGERS!!!
     
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  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Fake opinion: I'd say pants should get +2 points, as patterned pants are much harder to pull off than either a suit or a sports coat. Though PoW is very much a suit fabric. Perhaps a -2 handicap for wearing it in suit form (as its clearly the least challenging approach)

    Actual opinion: I did the bonus vote thing for that particular challenge because I wanted to encourage people to wear as many SF Family items as possible (otherwise, people would just post a square/tie combo and call it a day). I don't think the bonus is a good idea in general though. My .02
     
  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    are you going to break out the NMWA Formosa?
     
  4. EliodA

    EliodA Well-Known Member

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    Is a fit from last week eligible? I'm travelling now, without PoW...
     
  5. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    Clags - I'm just trying to punish you because I know you want to wear GP/PoW pents only.

    Eliod - I will allow it. Anything from the past two weeks is okay by me.
     
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  6. Pingson

    Pingson Well-Known Member

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    Thee pieces of PoW awesomeness must be rewarded extra, right? Do I get an extra bonus if I can also include a PoW tie? :smarmy:
     
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  7. DonCologne

    DonCologne Well-Known Member

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  8. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    Whatever you post I will deduct six votes from your total. :box:

    You are welcome to try and include a tie as well, the last time I did that I got a lot of mixed reviews though LOL.
     
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  9. Anden

    Anden Well-Known Member

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    What is this Whale you're referring to?
     
  10. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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  11. Pingson

    Pingson Well-Known Member

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    Last time I did, you didn't even notice ;)
     
  12. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    Lolz. Fair point. Clearly you beat me on execution on that.
     
  13. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    I am against the bonus points scheme. I also hope that you'll go with a single-vote poll this week. Make folks make a decision, dammit. :nodding:
     
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  14. upr_crust

    upr_crust Well-Known Member

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    I will have to watch from the sidelines on this one, as I'm on vacation starting this evening. While you gents are posting GW/PoW suits/jackets/trousers, I'll be at Covent Garden, attempting to survive four hours of Massenet's "Manon", in a two-piece navy track stripe suit. (No, that's not a navy track suit, either, you wags! What sort of chav do you take me for?)
     
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  15. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Well-Known Member

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    Oh my god....I almost had a heart attack... :eek:
     
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  16. Anden

    Anden Well-Known Member

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    What would separate PoW pents and PoW SC score you? One million extra points?
     
  17. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Well-Known Member

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    I hate all this early voting but have to commend Don for jumping out of the blocks with a flying start. And to crush the track and field metaphor just a little more, he has set the bar high for the rest of the chasing pack. Looking forward to this one. Good choice Stitchy.
     
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  18. GMMcL

    GMMcL Well-Known Member

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    100% in. Would have done my glenplaid suit today if I'd read this before dressing. :fu:
     
  19. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    In general I am also against any extra points for the challenges.

    But let me explain my considerations for this. When I decided on the challenge it was my intention to only allow suits or sportcoats. While it is true that in certain respects doing this challenge using pants might be harder, it is not the idea I had in mind.

    However, I was conversing with clags last night, and he requested allowing pants. Because I love him so much and don't really want to say no I'm inclined to allow it, but I would deduct a voting point because it is not really the thing that I had in mind.

    I have not made up my mind definitively, but that is the quandary.

    Crusty, as I said before, you will be missed.

    Ian, I am glad you approve.
     
  20. J011yroger

    J011yroger Well-Known Member

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    Omg, that is some peak lapel suit in the first poast. Details?

    J
     

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