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Friday Challenge 20130426: The Forvm Does Not Approve

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sugarbutch, Apr 24, 2013.

Who best executed a non-SF-approved look today? Keep in mind the parameters outlined in the first po

Poll closed Apr 29, 2013.
  1. upr_crust

    5 vote(s)
    7.8%
  2. RDiaz

    4 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. DerekS

    22 vote(s)
    34.4%
  4. Thin White Duke

    2 vote(s)
    3.1%
  5. in stitches

    10 vote(s)
    15.6%
  6. aravenel

    5 vote(s)
    7.8%
  7. SharplyTailored

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. sugarbutch

    6 vote(s)
    9.4%
  9. Holdfast

    6 vote(s)
    9.4%
  10. unbelragazzo

    4 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Deviations from othodoxy:

    Non-bold glen check SC
    Silk hank folded with contrast edges showing
    Dark gray odd trousers
    Oxford captoes with SC/odd trousers combo
    Spread-collar, French-cuff shirt with SC

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  2. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    very very good, you bad boy, SB.
     
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  3. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Annoyingly, the weather wasn't dry & sunny enough to wear the fit I really wanted to today so instead I had to go with a more traditional fit instead. Don't worry, you'll see the more flamboyant look some time this summer in teh regular thread (it will be minus the red tie tho').

    Anyway, my entry:

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    Things I learnt from the challenge:
    - it was impossible to find a square that went well with all these elements. The starkness of the white shirt, combined with the brightness of the red tie, made any other visual counterpoint almost impossible to integrate. I gave up after trying about 3 squares and realising none of them looked good. Weirdly, worst of that lot was white linen. Anyway, no square seems best (or, least worst).
    - I felt that I was back dressing up for school or as if I worked in some souless office. Didn't really like that effect, but the weather prevented me from wearing what I really wanted to for the challenge, and this was the only practical look I could generate from the rest of the wardrobe. At least the tie added some more interest. The challenge parameters would have been a lot easier to work into a summery look where white shirt can be used to complement lighter shades in both the trouser & jacket, instead of having to rely more on contrasts to create a look.
    - I guess what the two points above highlight is that I found the white shirt + red tie combination to be a really difficult combination to integrate into my personal style, given the no-suit challenge stipulation. If we'd been allowed suits, it would have been much easier. But then again, it's called a challenge for a reason! :)
     
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  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Late entrant. My work day called for no tie, so I have a scarf instead.

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    White shirt (it's a button-down), navy odd trou (ok they're not really navy navy, and they're also flannel, but still)

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    red scarf with pattern annoyingly close to that of PS, PoW SC

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    black suede wholecuts (additional points for Manton disapproving of wholecuts)
     
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  5. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    UBR, you'll need to try harder than that. Just sayin'... :)
     
  6. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Try harder to look good or try harder to break forum rules? :embar:
     
  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's a nice 3 button, TWD. Well balanced by the open quarters.
     
  8. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    where's the poal?

    I'm with Sitch this week :slayer:
     
  9. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Try harder to offend. And play by the rules of the challenge. You're not even wearing a tie!
     
  10. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Some of us have jobs, okay? I'll do it when I get home.
     
  11. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I warned you this would happen for me! Anyway, I thought it was a fun challenge to participate in, if only partially - I won't mind being left off the voting if I've violated the rules.
     
  12. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Some us aint on the west coast!!!
     
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  14. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You're fine, UBR. We'll let the mob decide.

    jrd617, simmer down.
     
  15. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My bad, SB. I let jrd into the sugar jar.
     
  16. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  17. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I won't be those names you call me.
     
  18. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    I really liked the trousers of the amigo Diaz.
     
  19. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    is it too late to join? [​IMG]
     
  20. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Pls add T so I can vote for him :)
     

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