FRIDAY CHALLENGE 01/17/2014: GOOD OLD BLUE ON BLUE ACTION! SUP RUDALS!!!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by in stitches, Jan 15, 2014.

WHO WINZ TEH CHALLANGE?!?!?!!!!1111

Poll closed Jan 20, 2014.
  1. PiCcolocV

    9 vote(s)
    11.7%
  2. sugarbutch

    10 vote(s)
    13.0%
  3. Scbrown

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  4. An Acute Style

    16 vote(s)
    20.8%
  5. mimo

    7 vote(s)
    9.1%
  6. upr_crust

    9 vote(s)
    11.7%
  7. jungleroller

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  8. SeaJen

    5 vote(s)
    6.5%
  9. CousinDonuts

    5 vote(s)
    6.5%
  10. oldog/oldtrix

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
  11. Holdfast

    6 vote(s)
    7.8%
  12. RogerP

    7 vote(s)
    9.1%
  13. Rudals

    4 vote(s)
    5.2%
  14. archibaldleach

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  15. Claghorn

    12 vote(s)
    15.6%
  16. unbelragazzo

    10 vote(s)
    13.0%
  17. eviltimeban

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
  18. Pingson

    45 vote(s)
    58.4%
  19. sansimeon

    13 vote(s)
    16.9%
  20. Anden

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
  21. in stitches

    11 vote(s)
    14.3%
  22. GMMcL

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  23. DonCologne

    6 vote(s)
    7.8%
  24. Cotton Dockers

    4 vote(s)
    5.2%
  25. black_umbrella

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  26. Cleav

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  27. kulata

    12 vote(s)
    15.6%
  28. Shen

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  29. aravenel

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  30. Academic2

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  31. tchoy

    29 vote(s)
    37.7%
  32. cptjeff

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  33. Mr. Six

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  34. inlandisland

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
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  1. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Alright everybody, the new FC is here!!!! After much discussion about the potential difficulty in pairing a navy tie with a navy jacket, and after much discouragement of said pairing, we now ask you to go out of your way to wear said pairing. Shout out to Rudals for inspiring this idea. The challenge is, don't f*ck it up. Requirements:
    • Navy suit or SC
    • Blue tie (Can be navy or light blue, but navy is more challenging. I give 2 votes extra credit for anyone wearing a navy tie)
    • Conservative shirt. Solid, stripe or check.
    • Trousers and shoes of your liking.
    • Fit has to be from 2014
    • Fits may be posted until 9PM EST on Saturday the 18th
    If I was not busy Id post inspirational pics. Maybe later. GOOD LUCK AND GODSPEED TO YOU ALL!!!!!! AND YOUR CONTESTANTS ARE!!!!
     
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  2. Betelgeuse

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  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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  4. mimo

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    Now then.

    I need to get this clear, because that "don't go wild" bit sounds an awful lot like a discarded gauntlet to me. Are you saying that we should wear conservative shirts because you think that will be better? Or are you saying that we should wear conservative shirts because you want to make it harder? And then, if we do go "buck wild" and wear a more interesting shirt AND it's brilliant, do we get extra Stitchenpunkt for that? Or a deduction for not being conservative?

    Not trying to be difficult here, it's just I have to wear mine tomorrow because I'm off Friday and Saturday. So I want to be clear, and especially as I'm probably throwing first which is always a disadvantage. Oh, and one small detail: whatever I'm wearing tomorrow, I'm wearing to go sign a contract for two years with a new employer. And I have to be photographed on the way for all the relevant documents. So this is high stakes for mimo.

    Be clear: conservative is a rule, an additional challenge, a safety net? And what are the point implications?

    Also, any rules on PS?

    Thank you very much.
     


  5. Rudals

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  6. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Question... de tie can have dots? Or it has to be solid?
     


  7. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Mimo - i am saying that a more conservative shirt is required. And btw, I think that a wild shirt would be more difficult to do here. But I am a reasonable man. Please just post a picture of the shirt you're talking about so I can better answer you.

    Either way, best of luck tomorrow!!!!

    Rudals - I am sorry buddy but I do not love that so much. The tie seems to be a bit too bright and overly saturated for the rest of what's going on. Ymmv.

    B - there is no restriction as to the pattern on the tie. It can be solid, neat, stripe, whatever you like. As long as the ground is navy and the tie comes off as navy (generally this required the navy ground to be more than 50% of the tie).

    I will say though, that I do not think that a solid navy is the best choice for this challenge. Generally speaking it will either make the fit seems drab and lack any real visual interest or it will stand out like a sore thumb. Just my opinion though.
     
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  8. mimo

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    This isn't about my shirt, Stitchy. This is about your intentions! I think I will just roll the dice. :)
     


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    Well then, the rule is that the shirt should lean to the conservative side. Post at your own risk and discretion. Its unlikely I would invalidate an entry for a shirt. Its more about the tie and jacket.
     
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  10. NOBD

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    How about speckled-sort-of-navy? :)

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    $hit. I just realized that I got rid of all my navy blue ties. [​IMG]
    I think I'll post an entry tomorrow since I have a meeting downtown with corporate lawyers. Accountants and lawyers, that's gotta be a fun meeting.
     


  12. mimo

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    NOBD, that's a lovely suit and a lovely fit overall. But it's navy in a kind of "really not at all fucking navy" kind of way, isn't it, really?

    (Noodles, breathe. We can order a navy tie later.)
     


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    Quote:My thoughts exactly - I was hoping my monitor wasn't that screwed up.
     


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    :laugh: It is, isn't it? The thread title says Blue on Blue though! :) But I don't have a suit wearing occasion this week, so I cannot play anyway.
     


  15. PiCcolocV

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