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. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    DerekS got my vote, and would have even if T had been in the poll. But he'd definitely have been my second choice!

    My thought, mentioned upthread, that pocket handkerchiefs were difficult to integrate into this challenge's outfits, is only reinforced by seeing many of the entries. I'm not really a fan of even the white linen of Derek's fit, but everything else about his fit works so well that it's fine in context. It's just really difficult to find a square that works well with the harsh contrast of red & white, especially when one throws in two more colours in the jacket & trousers. Crusty & Aravenel would have been contenders for my vote if they'd had different - or no - squares. And RDiaz, Sharply Tailored & Thin White Duke all had outfits that would have been improved with other (or no) squares. sb's works reasonably though, and stitchy looks just fine without one. Those two are tied for third IMO. I like unbel's fun look, but didn't really feel it met the challenge criteria.

    Very interesting contest theme, stitchy. Nice one.
     
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  2. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Yeah he did. Good thing he wasn't on the poal, it wouldn't even have been close :)
     


  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    cool summation, glad you enjoyed the theme. credit due to dereks for helping me come up with the idea. fucking asshole ran away with it though.

    i thought it was a lot of fun and i really enjoyed seeing what people came up with.
     


  4. DerekS

    DerekS Guyliner

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    :lol: thanks for the kind words brosef mcbrosefson.
     


  5. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    anytime. :)
     


  6. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    At the moment, at least, it would appear that you and I are tied for third, and Stitchy's in second. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    Interesting observation, HF. I wasn't entirely sold on the PS that I picked, but was afraid of leaving out that detail - in future, I will remember that, on occasion, less is more. Certainly, with a camel's hair SC, white would not have been an option.

    I find it interesting and ironic that I've done better on this challenge, vote-wise, than any of the other recent ones, and that this contest was testing one's ability to be transgressive. I must transgress more than I had previously imagined. :)
     


  8. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    FillW Senior member

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    Yep. [​IMG]
     


  10. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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  11. in stitches

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    hey derek, congrats! eat a bag of shit, friendo. :)
     


  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I forgot to vote!
     


  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ah, a true American
     


  14. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Well, it's mainly that I couldn't decide who should win. It wouldn't have been DerekS, though... :lol:
     


  15. DerekS

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    I didnt need your vote anyway.....wouldve been a wasted vote...like a vote for the green party...youd just be throwing it away. ;)
     


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