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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. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    The way the voting is developing, this thread will get my...

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  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't know what to make of the fact that my normal and MOGME looks are polling the same at the moment.
     
  3. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Claghorn, Holdfast, Thin White Duke and Mr. Claymore for me. Some other nice fits too.
     
  4. staxringold

    staxringold Senior member

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    Kai, Fred, Thin White Duke, archibald were among my faves, had to give it to Kai.
     
  5. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Lol, its is PRL, and has awesome, thick, MoP buttons. Its far from tasty, but its not a bad shirt when you see it in full, even though the pattern from up close looks hideous. At least imo. No idea what I paid tho, maybe 20 bucks?

    Anyhow, I have not voted yet, but I am thinking to cast just the single vote for SB, because he made this thread way awesome.
     
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  6. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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  7. Apollotrader

    Apollotrader Senior member

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    Brioni
     
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  8. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Some nice entries. To clarify: my voat for SB was for the first, not the second ( not the green pants). Too bad I ended up taking much of the week off; I have literally dozens of purple ties I could have employed for the challenge. Not that I would have been a player given the spectacular fits posted, but it would have been fun to participate.
     
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  9. coldsalmon

    coldsalmon Senior member

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    You guys have really brought your A game to these last few challenges, very educational for a noob like me. I have a lot of purple ties that I never wear, but that may change after seeing some of your tasteful ideas.
     
  10. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Clags powering into an - I think - unassailable lead now. Well, I did vote for the guy, so I suppose I can't whinge about his lead over me. [​IMG]
     
  11. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    I'm surprised Holdfast isn't running away with this one. I guess everyone has different tastes, but his fit was one of my favorites ever.
     
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  12. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i too expected a HF win here.
     
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  13. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Thanks guys. But you should both know by now that SF isn't generally keen on flashy-matchy fits so I'm not surprised; in a way I'm more surprised to have got as many votes as I have this time round. Usually the guaranteed way to do well in the voting is to take a more typically SF-approved fit, add an eye-catching element and photograph it outside in an appropriate context. But I still like wearing flashy-matchy stuff occasionally, and I'm certainly too much lazy to go on an outdoor photo-shoot, so it's nice to have got a fair few votes for/despite that! [​IMG]

    It's all good fun anyway!
     
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  14. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    I'm really feelin' myself on this one.

    False modesty lead me to vote for a few other guys as well but now I kinda regret it.

    Not because I care who wins but because I don't want to give the impression that they're on my level.
     
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  15. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Canta, it's a lovely combination, but IS NOT PURPLE.
     
  16. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Scoreboard.





    P.S. My last post wasn't entirely serious.
     
  17. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    lolthis. although, i kinda think it would be cool if he won. now i think i want him to.
     
  18. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I know, bro. I know.

    Clags talked a good game about what constitutes TEH PURP, but when it came time to be the boss, he allowed something that wasn't between his two black lines on the spectrum.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would be happy to see Canta win, too, mainly because I think he'd come up with a good challenge.
     
  20. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Mainly because it would be epic and awesome.
     

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