Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Oct 5, 2013.
My tie is actually purple with lilac dots but hey it's all fun.
I guess Clags felt like he couldn't win unless I was excluded. Typical.
There were certainly some I liked, but the quantity of entries did not improve the quality, and several of the best posters here didn't enter this time. Mind you, I recognize that taking good pictures has a lot to do with it - some fits may have looked better IRL.
I hear you, but you made it sound like this week's challenge was an uncharacteristic disaster. I happen to think it was par, or slightly better. I don't care who the poster is, I just look at the fits, and some of them would have been worthy of the best we have.
Well then I should have given you a vote too.
no joke. would have been donesky.
id agree. i thought the vast majority of fits were quite nice, and some were stellar.
id have voted for you if you were included.
I think the challenge was successful on several levels. One, it was certainly a challenge, as evinced by the wide array of quality and the variety of approaches. Two, it was a challenge that attracted a large number of entrants; I've always felt that these challenges should be for the benefit of the participants first and the audience second. I think this was a learning experience for many. I know it was for me; as I mentioned in the other thread, as I went through a collection of 250 fits I had saved, I found less than ten that really qualified. I don't yet know what I'll do with that information. Perhaps I will dedicate some time to finding non-staple items that function almost as well as staples (e.g. a gray striped white shirt, a dark burgundy paisley square).
Finally, as Flyingmonkey said, there were a number of fits which seriously lacked coherence. However, there is also a pronounced gap in voting between those lacking coherence and those attempting to maintain it despite handicaps. A few weeks ago, Cantabrigian posted a clearly not purple tie for the purple tie challenge. I included it because I was curious how many votes it would receive--it got 17. Not a shining day for forum democracy. In this challenge, we see the people are capable of making choices which align with what most of us would consider tasteful or at least tastefully interesting.
I am happy with the entrants, both the quantity and the diversity of quality, and the voting. For some, a lesson learned; for others, knowledge reinforced. My train has arrived at its stop. Great job, all.
clags, if you win this, i will fly to seoul and punch you in the penis.
b) You probably just bought me a few votes
c) You'll just bruise your knuckles on my humbler.
d) Seoul Meet Up!
a.) you win too many times. now you are like the yankees. you must be hated. deal with it.
b.) the yankees also have lots of fans.
c.) my knuckles can deal with it.
d.) my fist will meet up with your balls.
Number of participants notwithstanding, this challenge was wack. The dividing line between "staple" and "unstaple" was vague and arbitrary. No hate, though, Clags.
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