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)

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. archibaldleach (Rough Rider)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Betelgeuse (South of the Border)

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. Caustic Man (Left Behind)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Claghorn (The Dictator)

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  6. Cousin Donuts (DJ Krispy Kreme)

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

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. cptjeff (The Eyes)

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  9. GMMcL (TBNdLRr)

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  10. Holdfast (Red Thunder)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Ian Erickson (Dino)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. icekachang (Chang)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. inlandisland (Lakeside)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. in stitches (Beardus Maximus)

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

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Mimo (Blurmeister)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. NOBD (The O.G. Remote)

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

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. RogerP (The Proud One)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Roycru (Distant Shot)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Scbrown (The Robot)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Seajean (P Diddy)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Thin White Duke (The Consistent Three)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. Unregistered (Does Not Compute)

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

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. Victor Elfo (Brazilian Legolas)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  27. Wallcloud (Dr. Pedestal)

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    You missed a clear shot here, man: "will.i.n for observational purposes."

    I think I'll be in.
     


  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i expect you to play along, shugz.
     


  3. TTO

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    I should be in for this one....I hope!
    -TTO
     


  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    YIPEE!!!! so much participation!
     


  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Gray trousers are fine. I figured taking them out might make it too hard. Chinos are fine as well.

    Sorry about forgetting the name of the no pants challenge Stitchy ^_^
     


  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Sa'll good!

    I plan on using non gray trousers, btw. Looking to up the difficulty level here. Hopefully no fail.
     


  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, props to anyone who decides to eschew gray trousers.
     


  8. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  9. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    I'm going to kick this sucker off.

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    Suit - Canali wool/cashmere
    Shirt - Baubridge & Kay
    Tie - Ted Baker
    PS - TM Lewin
    Links - miscellaneous
    Shoes - Santoni
    Shades - Vintage Ray-Bans (ca. 1989)

    I should probably have the suit taken out just slightly around the midriff level. I fall smack between a 50 and a 52 in Canali. This suit is a 50.
     
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  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Given that there are a few gray areas in this challenge, here are a few fits that qualify, but barely:

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    The tie pushes it, but it's clearly not a navy striped tie, but a tie which is gray and blue. The shirt walks the border as well, but is clearly striped at about this distance (and would remain striped another meter out, perhaps). The jacket is powder blue, well away from anything we'd think to call navy.

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    I'd need a shot from further away to judge the shirt, but this would probably qualify.

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    Given that the shirt is blue on blue, I wouldn't include this in this voting.

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    The tie here would disqualify this fit. The shirt would clearly work (whereas Stitchy's check is a less clear cut case).

    Over the last year, I've pinned about 250 fits that I liked, exclusively from this forum. Of the 250, there are less than a dozen that would qualify for this challenge. So this will be interesting.
     
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  11. kulata

    kulata Senior member

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    Just stick to non-staple colors, all the shirts in your last post should not qualify. It's a challenge to use your creativity, not the one that blends in uniforms (staples).
     
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  12. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Interesting criteria, with plenty of scope for trainwrecks. I approve wholeheartedly.
     


  13. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    This should be cool. I'm in. Though I doubt I'll raise the coolness bar.
     


  14. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    These challenges are about balance. Present something difficult without excluding many potential entrants. We've also recently done the oddly colored shirt challenge a few months ago. Given that these folks also have to deal with a bunch of other restrictions, to eliminate patterned blue and white shirts might be a bit much. It's no fun with 6 entrants.
     


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    It's been a long time since I've participated in, or even followed the challenges, but I will participate this week.
     


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