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FRIDAY CHALLENGE JUNE 21ST 2013 - ORG'S BOLD TIE CHALLENGE

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Orgetorix, Jun 18, 2013.

The Bold Tie Challenge: Who did it best?

Poll closed Jun 24, 2013.
  1. Claghorn

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
  2. Oldtog/Oldtrix

    13 vote(s)
    15.9%
  3. atia2

    5 vote(s)
    6.1%
  4. southernstyle

    20 vote(s)
    24.4%
  5. FlyingMonkey

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  6. upr_crust

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  7. RogerP

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
  8. cptjeff

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  9. Holdfast

    9 vote(s)
    11.0%
  10. RDiaz

    12 vote(s)
    14.6%
  11. bourbonbasted

    12 vote(s)
    14.6%
  12. SeaJen

    13 vote(s)
    15.9%
  13. CousinDonuts

    7 vote(s)
    8.5%
  14. in stitches

    16 vote(s)
    19.5%
  15. Snoogz

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  16. Winot

    8 vote(s)
    9.8%
  17. eazye

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  18. ShaprlyTailored

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  19. Sugarbutch

    32 vote(s)
    39.0%
  20. Clapeyron

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
  21. SpooPoker

    31 vote(s)
    37.8%
  22. Orgetorix

    16 vote(s)
    19.5%
  23. rms340

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  24. AnAcuteStyle

    5 vote(s)
    6.1%
  25. Caustic Man

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  26. YRR92

    5 vote(s)
    6.1%
  27. Thin White Duke

    7 vote(s)
    8.5%
  28. jcmeyer

    5 vote(s)
    6.1%
  29. Butler

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
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  1. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Well-Known Member

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    It's a solid. Not allowed. Wouldn't have been counted a pattern for the 4-pattern challenge, so it's a solid for purposes of this one too.
     
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  2. in stitches

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    ahhhhhhhhh, no solids allowed here no matter the boldness of color and texture?
     
  3. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    Also, a possibly relevant post...
     
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  4. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Well-Known Member

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    Is this tie bold enough for the challenge? Sadly (or luckily!), this is the boldest tie I have.
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  5. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    I'm confused by the parameters - SF seems to hold that bold patterns are by definition in poor taste. Looking forward to the entries though. I feel like if I see one more freakin' burgundy grenadine here, my head will explode. :)
     
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  6. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    My understanding is this: the aim is to go as bold as possible, while remaining within the realms of good taste, and one should judge others according to how far they have been able to go while still remaining CM-stylish.

    Therefore, that pleasant red tie with its barely-contrasting pattern, might be bold, but is easily tasteful. So scoring well on the second point, but perhaps not so well on the first i.e. it was easy to wear tastefully. I suspect my tie might score the other way around!
     
  7. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough Mimo. I have no shortage of bold ties - though I suspect most push through the SF / CM boundaries of tastefulness. I'll play anyway.
     
  8. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    Amen to that. As soon as I saw the challenge, I knew what tie it would be. Since then, I've been trying to work out how to wear it...
     
  9. in stitches

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    i have exactly one bold tie. ok, maybe 5.
     
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  10. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Well-Known Member

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    Surely your beard makes up for what you might be lacking in the bold tie department? I don't have any bold ties, let a alone a magnificent beard [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2013
  11. Geruvah

    Geruvah Well-Known Member

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    Time for that orange leather Hermes tie to shine.
     
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  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Does it have a pattern?
     
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  13. in stitches

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    surely it does. i will wait for big Os official word though. Y U NO HAVE MALIFISCENT BEARDZ!? im not sure what tie to wear. i fear that my boldest tie will be almost impossible to score any good taste points with.
     
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  14. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    Stitchy my friend, I think we both know that there will be a dozen tasteful little paisleys and prints with insincere "oh I hope this isn't too wild?" comments accompanying, by the end of the tomorrow. It's up to the fearless to try to accommodate something truly loud.

    I believe you are one of those men, Stitchy. Release that beast, and tame it! It's better to die trying.
     
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  15. oldog/oldtrix

    oldog/oldtrix Well-Known Member

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    Travelling tomorrow, so no entry. But in the spirit of the thing:

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  16. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Well-Known Member

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  17. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Orge, are you using TTO's rules for when the fit is worn? By his standard, o/o is eligible, and we want the standard which allows o/o to be eligible, don't we?
     
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  18. RDiaz

    RDiaz Well-Known Member

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    I have a bright purple with large polka dots that might qualify for this. Now if I have the guts to wear it ever again...
     
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  19. in stitches

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    that would be weak sauce if that happens. i kind of want to wear my wedding tie. its a shiny yellow/silver/purple check. but ffs its hard to pass of as tasteful. i have another bold tie that i think would be best for accomplishing, or trying to accomplish, both of the stated goals here.


    +1. and i dont see how o/o's tir could be considered solid.
     
  20. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    I was planning to wear my wedding tie, but instead I'll be in oral surgery tomorrow. I look forward (I think...) to seeing the entries.
     

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