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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. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    I’d like to thank the two people who gave me mercy votes. Good people. They probably also adopt stray kittens.

    InStiches: are you sure there are no uncounted absentee ballots from Florida?

    In any event take heart. When there’s a competition for consistently best trouser creases your inner demigod will be recognized.

    Seriously people. Check them out. You could slice a baguette with InStiches’ pants.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  2. black_umbrella

    black_umbrella Senior member

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    props to stitch for putting together one of the most participated friday challenges of recent memory.
     
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  3. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Amen.

    This thread is a river of sweet navosity.

    And I'm serious about his pants. Gorgeous.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  4. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    thanks, gents. it was an honor and a privilege

    congrats to pingson on crushing this. looking forward to this fridays new challenge.
     
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  5. Pingson

    Pingson Senior member

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    Thanks for all the votes, makes me blush :embar:

    As for the new challenge, I'm toying around with a few suggestions but I am not really up to date on what has been done recently. How about a double-breasted challenge, has that been done? Seem to remember there was some talk about it, but I can't remember if actually happened or not. Another possibility would be a three-piece challenge (with a "creative option" of odd waistcoats for those who don't own three-piece suits), that hasn't been done as far as I know. Another possibility would be to go agains the SF wisdom and do "lighter SC, darker trousers", that hasn't been done either AFAIK. Other suggestions?
     
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  6. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    This is a really good one. :slayer: It would be interesting to see what people come up with given the tough parameters

    DB has been done before quite recently: http://www.styleforum.net/t/364965/friday-challenge-10-15-2013-double-breasted
     
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  7. Pingson

    Pingson Senior member

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    Thanks, that's what I seemed to remember, but when I searched SF I couldn't find the actual thread....

    I also like the "lighter top, darker bottom" challenge, but we'll see if there are some other suggestions...
     
  8. Boots1978

    Boots1978 New Member

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    some nice fits here! and a deserved winner imho
     
  9. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    I don't think enough guys have a double-breasted suit. But the three=piece option would have a lot of takers, especially with the possibility of the odd-vest to qualify. And if the weather everywhere else is similar to what I am experiencing, it would be most welcome. As far as I know, there has never been a three-piece challenge.
     
  10. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Don't have a 3-piece suit or a vest but I find the dark pants and lighter jacket challenge interesting, It'll be a learning experience.
     
  11. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    Why would we do light colored jackets when it is the dead of winter for most of the members?
     
  12. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Coz a lot of people have light grey flannel jackets and they would like to learn how to use them:D
     
  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Overcoat Challenge
    DTO
     
  14. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    no three piece here.

    lighter SC is neat, and there are plenty of lighter browns and grays that are winter weights and colors.
     
  15. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Senior member

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    I like the idea of a three piece challenge, but why not make it simply a "vest/waistcoat" challenge? If you don't think there will be enough takers you could even include cardigans a la some of AAS' fits if you want.

    I've actually thought about a vested challenge before where "odd" vests are given a bonus 2 votes. I don't see odd vests very often and think it would be a challenge for some, and instructive for many. One could always fall back onto a 3 piece if they think it were best, but they would be sacrificing a potential 2 free votes.

    Regardless, this was a great one and I am definitely looking forward to the next.
     
  16. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Wouldn’t need to be a suit, of course.

    The vest idea is interesting. Not sure anyone should be penalized for wearing a three-piece, though. Of course I have a vested interest in the question …

    Sorry. I’ll get my coat.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  17. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    Three-piece would be good for me - ditto double-breasted.

    Odd jacket "light over dark" - not my strength, but I might be able to rustle up something.

    Overcoat challenge? I've got a new one waiting for me at BB - grey chesterfield - this lunchtime's errand, to retrieve it, through the snow.
     
  18. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    I just wanted to say thanks for the votes, Gents. 3rd is the highest i've ever placed in a challenge. :slayer:

    I like the overcoat or light/dark challenge.
     
  19. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    My suggestion last time was to do a "rinse and repeat" challenge: Wear an item more than twice within the same week (more times for extra credit; the more prominent the item the more credit) and see who can get the most diverse good fits.

    What I like most is that it hopefully requires a departure from groupthink. Sure, brown tie on blue palate or blue tie on gray palate could work once, but what are you planning to do for the "repeat" part?

    Just my two cents.
     
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  20. sansimeon

    sansimeon Senior member

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    I want to say thanks as well, can't believe so many people voted for me! And congratulations Pingson!

    I think both vest, light/dark and overcoat challenge sounds great, would participate in any of them [​IMG]
     

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