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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 10/08/13: Unstapled (now with mild profanity!)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Oct 1, 2013.

Who went unstapled best?

Poll closed Oct 7, 2013.
  1. An Acute Style (Papa Don't Teach)

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    11.1%
  2. archibaldleach (Rough Rider)

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  3. Betelgeuse (South of the Border)

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  4. Caustic Man (Left Behind)

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  5. Claghorn (The Dictator)

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    11.1%
  6. Cousin Donuts (DJ Krispy Kreme)

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    5.6%
  7. Coxsackie (The Lova from Down Unda)

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  8. cptjeff (The Eyes)

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    5.6%
  9. GMMcL (TBNdLRr)

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    5.6%
  10. Holdfast (Red Thunder)

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  11. Ian Erickson (Dino)

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  12. icekachang (Chang)

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  13. inlandisland (Lakeside)

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  14. in stitches (Beardus Maximus)

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  15. Kulata (Dark Horse)

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  16. Mimo (Blurmeister)

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  17. NOBD (The O.G. Remote)

    4 vote(s)
    22.2%
  18. RedDevil10 (Chute)

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  19. RogerP (The Proud One)

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  20. Roycru (Distant Shot)

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  21. Scbrown (The Robot)

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  22. Seajean (P Diddy)

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  23. Thin White Duke (The Consistent Three)

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    0.0%
  24. Unregistered (Does Not Compute)

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  25. upr_crust (Old Mo)

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  26. Victor Elfo (Brazilian Legolas)

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  27. Wallcloud (Dr. Pedestal)

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  1. DerekS

    DerekS Senior member

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    replace the shirt. its far too bold to go with such a bold jacket. perhaps a very subtle microcheck or bengal stripe would be better if you must wear a patterned shirt with it....but id say a solid shirt would be my pick.
     
  2. in stitches

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    Was going to say the same. Its just too busy.
     
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  3. Victor Elfo

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    Agreed. However, unfortunately, almost all my shirts aren't suitable for this challenge, I basically only have solid blues and solid whites. I'm considering commissioning a batch of patterned blue shirts, but I'm not sure which patterns I like with a BD collar (which is the collar that suits me the most, as I don't wear a tie often).
     
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  5. DerekS

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    the older i get, the less i like patterned shirts. This is why i decided to sit this chllenge out. I still may throw something together tonight, but doubtful.

    I think small discreet patterns are quite nice though...i highly recommend a microcheck and a very pale blue/white candy or butcher stripe.
     
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    you need some nice butcher stripe shirts, dood.
     
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  7. Victor Elfo

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    @Caustic Man
    I disagree, it's just a challenge, I'm not going to cry at night for not looking my best through one morning. [​IMG]
    It was instructive to wear what I wore, I got some constructive feedback through my mistake and subscribing to the challenge was the cause. That's the role idea behind the challenges, right?
     
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  8. in stitches

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    ZOMG THATS 3 TIMES IN A ROW WE HADE THE SAME IDEA, DEREK!!!!
     
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  9. Caustic Man

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  10. in stitches

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    my dude. the only patterned shirts i have are small checks or stripes, most of which dissolve to solid. i will say though, an arsenal of only solid shirts is lacking imo. some basic small stripes and checks are imperative.


    yes. the goal imo, is to learn.




    AND TO WIN!!!
     
  11. DerekS

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    Hell no....the idea is TO WIN!!! (kidding of course)
    If you must keep this particular shirt, i think switching the jacket is essential. something in a subtle pattern...or a solid fabric in a color other than navy to stay in the challenge rules.
     
  12. DerekS

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    ITT we learn that stitch and derk share a brain. ZOMG!!!
     
  13. Victor Elfo

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    Yes, it does look better with a non patterned jacket.

    [​IMG]

    (btw, this is an old photograph, not an entry)
     
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  14. DerekS

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    MUCH better. But i think ill hate that shirt with anything other than some dark denim :p

    details on that jacket? its gorgeous.
     
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  15. Victor Elfo

    Victor Elfo Senior member

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    Funny, that's my go to shirt for "denimwear", it does look good with a more streetwear outfit. Thank you, the jacket is bespoke, made from a 13oz or so Uruguayan donegal tweed.
     
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  16. DerekS

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    fantastic. I dont think theres many fabrics i like better than donegal. well, maybe cashmere donegal. ;)
     
  17. in stitches

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    :inlove:
     
  18. mimo

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    Well, apart from your actual favourite...


    Donegal...hmmm....too much cloth currently inbound but might have to add one.
     
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  19. Victor Elfo

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    I recommend, it's interesting but subtle, elegant if you may. I'd happily commission another coat in a different color of the same cloth, perhaps next winter, now I've two linens and a raw silk in the works.
     
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