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Friday WAYWRN Challenge 10/29/10 - As decided by Holdfast....

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Text provided directly from Holdfast... Pattern Frenzy Friday! The core challenge is to be able to incorporate those patterns into a whole outfit that pleases the eye, without tipping over into a Hieronymus Bosch-esque level of fantastical insanity. Wear whatever you like, but no solids allowed (shoes and other leather accessories are excepted). Your shirt, suit, tie, square, socks and so on must all have a pattern with at least two colours. They can be as muted/small or as loud/flashy as you like but they must all have a multi-coloured pattern. Texture/weave doesn't count, there need to be some different colours within fabric. So a black/white herringbone jacket counts as pattern even though it seems solid grey from a distance... but a plain grey herringbone would be a solid and therefore not allowed. A solid donegal doesn't count, but a multi-coloured donegal that appeared solid from a distance would be permitted. You get the idea. The aim is, of course, to create the best looking outfit within those parameters. [​IMG]
     
  2. luftvier

    luftvier Well-Known Member

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    Rules as for the "no solids" challenge, but the rename now positively encourages the use of those extra patterns. The core challenge is to be able to incorporate those patterns into a whole outfit that pleases the eye, without tipping over into a Hieronymus Bosch-esque level of fantastical insanity.

    In before spoozy.
     
  3. NOBD

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    Nice one, Holdfast.
     
  4. bleachboy

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    Great challenge idea! Can't wait to see what you guys come up with.
     
  5. JPHardy

    JPHardy Well-Known Member

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    This contest is really going to elevate the reputation of present day WAYWRN.
     
  6. MBreinin

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    Oh my. Insanity will result from this.

    Mike
     
  7. TRINI

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    Oh my. Insanity will result from this.

    Mike


    Or an epileptic fit at the very least.
     
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    Oh my. Insanity will result from this.

    Mike


    Which will, of course, increase HF's practice. Very clever of him. [​IMG]
    Best contest idea yet. I love it!
     
  10. MBreinin

    MBreinin Well-Known Member

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    I think you will find many will go conservative with this, with patterns that look solid from a distance.

    I think the only way to rock is full on FU, which is my practice with all of these challenges.

    I will have to think very hard about this one. [​IMG]

    Mike
     
  11. Holdfast

    Holdfast Well-Known Member

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    This contest is really going to elevate the reputation of present day WAYWRN.
    [​IMG]

    Oh my. Insanity will result from this.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]





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  12. Threadbearer

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    Pattern Frenzy Friday!
    The core challenge is to be able to incorporate those patterns into a whole outfit that pleases the eye, without tipping over into a Hieronymus Bosch-esque level of fantastical insanity.

    This can only end badly. (And I mean that in the nicest way possible.)

    Great challenge idea! Can't wait to see what you guys come up with.
    What do you mean "you guys"? Sittin' this one out, champ?
     
  13. acecow

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    What if I don't have that many suits to choose from? I'd love to wear a sport coat and trousers, but trousers HAVE to be solid, without going overboard. Thoughts?
     
  14. Holdfast

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    What if I don't have that many suits to choose from? I'd love to wear a sport coat and trousers, but trousers HAVE to be solid, without going overboard. Thoughts?

    Distressed jeans with different coloured patches or big rips that allow the underlying skin colour to show through both count as multicoloured patterns.

    Just trying to be helpful. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. Schorsch

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    What if I don't have that many suits to choose from? I'd love to wear a sport coat and trousers, but trousers HAVE to be solid, without going overboard. Thoughts?

    Going overboard is a feature, not a flaw, of the contest.
     
  16. Threadbearer

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    I need a ruling, HF:
    Is tic weave acceptable? That looks like two colors to me.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I need a ruling, HF: Is tic weave acceptable? That looks like two colors to me. [​IMG]
    How zoomed in is that? As long as the two colours are visible to the naked eye as clearly distinct (even if only up close), that's fine. If that's the case with your fabric, fine. So: nailheads, birdseyes, etc, all acceptable as long as there are two clear colours involved. Also, micro-houndstooth, microcheck, black glen-plaid on grey, etc, etc, etc. However, pick-and-pick suit fabrics or shirts don't count because even up close, with the naked eye they still come across as a basically being of a single colour. At the end of the day though, it's not me that judges; it's the SF readers and they'll decide through their voting. And besides, it's all just for a bit of a laugh anyway. So go with what seems right (or deliciously wrong, as the case may be in this contest!) [​IMG]
     
  19. SpooPoker

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    Im going to rent Tom Ford himself for the challenge. Is that acceptable?
     
  20. Threadbearer

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    Im going to rent Tom Ford himself for the challenge. Is that acceptable?
    Is he more than one color?
     

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