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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 08/30/13 -- The Purple Tie

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Aug 27, 2013.

Who best pulls off the purple tie?

Poll closed Sep 2, 2013.
  1. Claghorn

    26 vote(s)
    29.2%
  2. uprcrust

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  3. Off My Rack

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  4. archibaldleach

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  5. An Acute Style

    9 vote(s)
    10.1%
  6. sugarbutch

    12 vote(s)
    13.5%
  7. Fred49

    17 vote(s)
    19.1%
  8. Holdfast

    19 vote(s)
    21.3%
  9. RogerP

    3 vote(s)
    3.4%
  10. FlyingMonkey

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  11. Ebonyman

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  12. CousinDonuts

    15 vote(s)
    16.9%
  13. Clarinetplayer

    9 vote(s)
    10.1%
  14. Mother of God, my eyes.

    5 vote(s)
    5.6%
  15. Betelgeuse

    15 vote(s)
    16.9%
  16. Thin White Duke

    19 vote(s)
    21.3%
  17. Tirailleur

    13 vote(s)
    14.6%
  18. Mr. Claymore

    8 vote(s)
    9.0%
  19. Cantabrigian

    14 vote(s)
    15.7%
  20. Kai

    13 vote(s)
    14.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I never saw a purple cow,
    I never hope to see one;
    But I can tell you, anyhow,
    I'd rather see than be one.

    Rules are straightforward: wear a purple tie.



     
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  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  3. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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  4. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    Assuming that my tailor finishes altering a suit of mine by this afternoon, and that I can post my entry one day early, I'm in. I won't see the results until my return from Vancouver/Seattle on the 7th, but as I have virtually no chance of winning, not exactly a nail-biter of a finish.
     
  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just wear those cowboy boots again.
     
  6. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Went into my closet to see if I have any purple ties
    Didn't realize that I actually have 7.
     
  7. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    Did the same. I have four: three solid and one pattern. I'ma wear the patterned one.
     
  8. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    I may or may not play this week. I hope it will be fun either way. :)
     
  9. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    Those boots and a purple tie? I must be perceived as more of a vulgarian that I had previously imagined . . . :embar:
     
  10. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Damn! My only purple tie went to Spoo.
     
  11. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    poor Jester lol

    these challenges are obviously a conspiracy to keep you out...


    REVOLT I SAY!!! REVOLT!!!
     
  12. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    I knew clag had this planned since I sold that tie months ago. He saw it happen and planned this thing from the very beginning.

    Sonofabitch.
     
  13. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    I may upload something. [​IMG]
     
  14. ITALIAN9

    ITALIAN9 New Member

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    Why did you say that i like it.
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Subscribed. Any restrictions on the shade of purple (e.g. does lilac work)?
     
  16. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'll include it in the poll as long as it's not too pink.

    @in stitches -- I feel pretty terrible. I received a pretty convincing argument against the idea of aesthetic context; the one reservation was that I wouldn't get to see you coordinate with your daughter. [​IMG]
     
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  17. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i had a gorgeous purple grenadine grossa by sartorio. and i gave it to my brother about a month ago. i have another purple tie with small pin dots, but its nothing spectacular. im leaning towards sitting this one out.

    site note, i will not vote for anyone wearing a tie that leans towards burgundy, or a very dark plum. no weaksauce cop outs please.
     
  18. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    kind words



    FROM A TRAITOR!!!


    ill try and do a matching fit anyway in the upcoming weeks. just for you. :)
     
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  19. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    My only purple tie is a beautiful wool in "eggplant". If only this contest was during cooler weather, I would participate.
     
  20. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Do you not have a lighter colored tie and a magic marker?
     
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