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. 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?
     
  2. 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
     
  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Overcoat Challenge
    DTO
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo 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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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]
     
  11. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    I really like this idea. Very creative.
     
  12. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    You'd have to require that the item not be something generally considered to be a staple, otherwise everyone would just wear navy suits. Also, remember that we only have 3 days of dressing left- "more than twice" would be a bit of an ask, especially considering not everyone can take photos on any given day. Maybe two photos, but anything involving three would have to be announced on a Sunday for fairness IMO. Even for two, I'd want at least four possible days.

    Thinking about the weather right now, best sweater under suit look would be a good option for us east coasters. Limit it to suits to force people to make the contrast in formality, or allow odd jackets to allow a range of tweed looks and whatnot. Both would work.
     
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  13. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    So like Iron Chef Iron Sartorialist? :slayer:
     
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  14. Pingson

    Pingson Senior member

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    tchoy Senior member

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    Congrats to Pingson on a well deserved win. Thanks for all those who voted I honoured and surprise to be runners up.
     

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