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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 08/12/2016--THE SUBTLY ODD

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Aug 9, 2016.

Who incorporated a subtly odd element best?

Poll closed Aug 16, 2016.
  1. Claghorn (low contrast browns)

    11 vote(s)
    32.4%
  2. Bienluienapris (textures in tie and square)

    10 vote(s)
    29.4%
  3. SYCSYC (vivid square)

    11 vote(s)
    32.4%
  4. Mr. Knightley (doubled paisleys)

    8 vote(s)
    23.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    The challenge for this Friday is to incorporate something odd into your classic menswear outfit. But it can't just be odd. Anyone can stuff a fish into their breast pocket. It needs to be subtly odd, something that many on the street might not notice as unusual, but those of us on the forum might lift an eyebrow at and say "huh."

    I'm not providing any pictures (though I'll be posting my own entry shortly) because it's up to the entrants to try and determine what "subtly odd" means to them and to anticipate what it means to potential voters.

    Basic rules:

    * I'll put up the poll Sunday evening, barring major airline disasters
    * Outfit should be from last or this week (since there was no FC last week)
    * Needs to be classic menswear
    * If you include a brief explanation of why you think your outfit is subtly odd, I'll make an effort to include it with your entry.
    Contestants had to post an outfit which was subtly odd in some respect. Here are the entries:

    Claghorn - Very low contrast between tie and jacket in browns (done sometimes in blues, but very rarely in other colors)
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    Bienluienapris- the texture interplay of the square and tie
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    SYCSYC- the vibrant square against a sedate palette
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    Mr. Knightly - Doubling up on paisley
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    Last edited: Aug 15, 2016


  2. bienluienapris

    bienluienapris Senior Member

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  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG]

    Subtle oddity: very low contrast between a jacket and tie in browns.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2016


  4. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Distinguished Member

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    I thought you were going to say your PS is a piece of burlap sack.
     


  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    If so, you'd be the first to describe Post-Imperial as subtle.
     


  6. bienluienapris

    bienluienapris Senior Member

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    My humble contribution, with, in my opinion an unusual combination of texture between the tie and the pocketsquare :


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  7. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Distinguished Member

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    I'm just here to see what else ends up in breast pockets.
     


  8. deadAngle

    deadAngle Senior Member

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    This topic will not be complete without a sock thrown in there for extra sprezz.
     


  9. SYCSYC

    SYCSYC Senior Member

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    I'd like you gentlemen to remember that I already shown in previous challenges the extraordinary:
    - panty as a PS
    - folded tie as a PS

    You won't do any worse :)
     


  10. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Distinguished Member

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    Really? Not sure if I should go back and look, or let sleeping dogs lie.
     


  11. SYCSYC

    SYCSYC Senior Member

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    I learned a lot, here, these last couple of years.

    As for the challenge: my oddity this time is "wearing a slightly too colorful and shiny pocket square for such a classical outfit".

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    Looks like my style became much more normal!
     
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  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Everything pales compared to the fish.
     


  13. Mr Knightley

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    That is an interesting PS @bienluienapris . Any details?
     


  14. bienluienapris

    bienluienapris Senior Member

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    Thanks you Mr.Knightley, the doily pocket square has been made by myself with old doily founded in my grand-mother house.
     


  15. Mr Knightley

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    Splendid!
     


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