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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 actually asked Cantabrigian to post something that clearly wasn't purple to see how many votes it would garner. I didn't think that drawing lines on the spectrum would be necessary--the voters would demonstrate whether a tie was purple or not.

    I don't know which of us has been vindicated by the results. Me, as Canta isn't going to win. He, as many people gave him votes despite his tie not qualifying.

    The answer probably lies somewhere between.
     
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  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You know I was just messing with you, right?
     
  3. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Now Im just mad that I only voted for SBs masterpiece. Should have handed C a nod too.
     
  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ya, but I had been itching to reveal that Canta was a plant.
     
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  5. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You should never be sorry for voting for me. Never.
     
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  6. coxaca

    coxaca Senior member

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    "I'm gonna rrrrrub you out!"

    [​IMG]
     
  7. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Operative word in my post being "too."

    Lol that canta was a plant.
     
  8. Cantabrigian

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    I would have done it anyway.
     
  9. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    As well you should have.
     
  10. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    So, Clags, what is the new challenge going to be about?
     
  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So my thoughts:

    I've always wanted to do an affiliate vendor challenge, where participants must wear at least two items from (different) affiliate vendors. The problems with this is that there are plenty of folks without the requisite two items and since the contest standard is focused on look rather than brand, the fits will be too diverse to really warrant meaningful comparison.

    National colors would be fun, but I fear this would lead to just a lot of navy suits, white shirts, and red ties. One way around this is to allow for state colors as well. Still, this would be more challenging for some than others for reasons unrelated to clothing.

    Aesthetic context--where our outfits should complement (or be complemented by) something else in our picture. This might degrade into a prop contest, which isn't necessarily a bad thing (serious internet business guys!), but I think it also opens up the possibility for some really cool pictures.

    Cantachallenge. I make up the challenge rule, you question it for three days and then ignore it in your entry [​IMG].

    Peacock. It's been a while since one of these has been done, right?

    Contextless challenge. Entries should be of the clothes only (laid out so that we can see the combination). This gives an unfair advantage to those of us with dummies, and the pictures may end up really boring, but as a challenge, this could be pretty interesting (it removes fit, photography, and body type from the challenge, so we'd focus on texture and color when voting).
     
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  12. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Still waiting for someone to actually put up a no pants challenge.
     
  13. archibaldleach

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    I'm not exactly inclined to post my trouser-less looks on the internet. Those are reserved for more, shall we say intimate, company... :)
     
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  15. in stitches

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  16. Kai

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    With an attitude like that, you could run for mayor. (at least in NYC)
     

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