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Friday Challenge 20130628: In the Pink

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sugarbutch, Jun 25, 2013.

Who wore a pink shirt the best?

Poll closed Jul 2, 2013.
  1. AN ACUTE STYLE

    12 vote(s)
    19.4%
  2. WINOT

    4 vote(s)
    6.5%
  3. RDIAZ

    8 vote(s)
    12.9%
  4. TIMOTUNE

    23 vote(s)
    37.1%
  5. OLDOG/OLDTRIX

    27 vote(s)
    43.5%
  6. ARCHIBALD LEACH

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  7. DEWI

    2 vote(s)
    3.2%
  8. SUGARBUTCH

    4 vote(s)
    6.5%
  9. GMMCL

    2 vote(s)
    3.2%
  10. ROGERP

    4 vote(s)
    6.5%
  11. SOUTHERNSTYLE

    4 vote(s)
    6.5%
  12. COUSINDONUTS

    3 vote(s)
    4.8%
  13. CLAGHORN

    6 vote(s)
    9.7%
  14. UPR CRUST

    9 vote(s)
    14.5%
  15. REDDEVIL10

    2 vote(s)
    3.2%
  16. IN STITCHES

    9 vote(s)
    14.5%
  17. HOLDFAST

    4 vote(s)
    6.5%
  18. BUTLER

    26 vote(s)
    41.9%
  19. CLARINETPLAYER

    7 vote(s)
    11.3%
  20. MIMO

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. MR. CLAYMORE

    4 vote(s)
    6.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    An early entry (the shirt is actually a true pink even though the photo makes it appear slightly more towards lilac):

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    To be honest, I was rather less than inspired. I posted upthread that I've become bored with pale pink shirts and today was a very good example of why. The shirt felt like a forced element; theoretically, it should work with the white jeans and brown jacket, and tie choice shouldn't then be too difficult. But in reality, it was a pain in the backside finding a tie that I remotely liked: any one of the colour, contrast and pattern alternately felt too strong or too weak. This was very much a "least worst" choice. Perhaps it's just a function of the other clothes I own, but I've found that there are lots of colours that I don't like with pink (or perhaps more accurately, would prefer against either white or blue or a mix of those). I actually find hot pinks easier to use, in tie-less looks.

    Still, if I go out tomorrow, I might give it another go with a pink shirt that has some white in it; that tends to make it easier to pair.
     
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  2. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    2nd attempt.

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  3. timotune

    timotune Senior member

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    early entry:
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  4. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    I was going to enter a Challenge for the first time, but plans have changed and I'll be helping my brother in law moving house tomorrow. So just for the heck of it, I repost a fit from two weeks ago...

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  5. oldog/oldtrix

    oldog/oldtrix Senior member

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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    damn. tough competition this week. AAS, i like fit #2 better. i say let that one go in the poll.
     
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  7. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Some great fits so far gentlemen. My humble effort (Black C&J Drummond, CT pink end on end, Hober grenadine pin dot, medium grey Hemrajani suit). Picture quality is not so good sadly.

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  8. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It might not qualify, but I feel this may be in the spirit of the thread.

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  9. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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  10. Dewi

    Dewi Senior member

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    After seeing % weigh in up thread, I'm not sure that I should bother. Oh well. Today in terrible photography:

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  11. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    AS: Pick one, and I'll put that in the poll.

    Clag: Am I too assume that's a red/white stripe? If so, then no dice. Sorry.

    And, here's my effort.

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  12. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    I imagine my 2nd attempt may get me more votes, but I like the 1st attempt more, so use the 1st attempt. Short pants and all.
     
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  13. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  14. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    I originally build this fit: [​IMG]
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    But I decided it was entirely too autumnal for such a sunny, hot summer day. So I went in a different direction: [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Etro CT slim non-iron Drakes cashmere Unknown raw silk hand rolled Trafalgar suede belt Isaia aquachino* Panthy wool blend Bally suede *Technically, following this picture, I changed the trou because I realized these don't fit me well, and I'll be parting with them soon. But what I did wear were Borrellis in the same color and material, so I feel like it counts.
    May it Please the Court.
     
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  15. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    Dammit if I can't work out how to take timed shots with this new camera - so no entry this week. Some nice fits already... and AAS, good choice, I prefer your first one.
     
  16. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I'm not really feelin' it, but since I went to the trouble to wear the rig I'll post it anyway. Facking flash making everything look shiny - it isn't really.

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  17. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    le sigh, lol.
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    dewi - nice to see you post a fit. looks good.

    roger - that fit looks spot on.

    shugz - i like the colors, but i think you could use some suppression on that SC.
     
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  18. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No doubt, but now that I don't work downtown anymore, getting to the tailor is a shlep. Plus, it has a single vent, and I haven't had a lot of luck with suppression on single-vent jackets. Still, what you say is true. :nodding:
     
  19. southernstyle

    southernstyle Senior member

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    Fit picture didn't turn out too hot but it doesn't matter since O/O wins.

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  20. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    I'm in the light, less impact pink camp. A subtle plaid suit with a less subtle corresponding plaid hanky. Cheers.

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