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Friday Challenge 20140425: Yellow Fever

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sugarbutch, Apr 22, 2014.

Which challenger used a yellow tie in the least horrible way?

Poll closed Apr 28, 2014.
  1. Academic2

    14 vote(s)
    16.9%
  2. Amar ezzahi

    4 vote(s)
    4.8%
  3. aph999

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  4. archibaldleach

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  5. Claghorn

    17 vote(s)
    20.5%
  6. GMMcL

    6 vote(s)
    7.2%
  7. Hirschlederne

    4 vote(s)
    4.8%
  8. Holdfast

    19 vote(s)
    22.9%
  9. in stitches

    8 vote(s)
    9.6%
  10. oldog/oldtrix

    9 vote(s)
    10.8%
  11. P-K-L

    9 vote(s)
    10.8%
  12. Roycru

    12 vote(s)
    14.5%
  13. SeaJen

    23 vote(s)
    27.7%
  14. SeamasterLux

    17 vote(s)
    20.5%
  15. Tchoy

    23 vote(s)
    27.7%
  16. upr_crust

    10 vote(s)
    12.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Generally, color is a matter of taste. But there is one abomination which rarely makes an appearance on StyFo: The Yellow Tie. Your challenge this week is to prove that the yellow tie deserves more respect from the iGentry. There are no example pictures because I am so far unable to find anything that doesn't make my stomach turn. :D
    The Fine Print: Wear a yellow tie. It can be solid or patterned, but everyone who sees it should say, "That's a yellow tie." NO GOLD, dammit. Wear a yellow tie this week, take a picture of yourself, and post it here. Post only one image. If you have an app which allows you to make a collage, great. If not, and that bothers you, get one or suck it up. For my sake, please post just the picture without any commentary. This makes the summary post much easier to put together. Submissions are due Friday by 5 pm PDT. I will try to include any submissions which get in between then and when I put up the poll, but anyone who posts after 5 pm has no basis to complain. Poll will close at midnight on Monday (in whatever time zone it is that StyFo uses) For what it's worth, my money is on Gianni or Tira for this one.
    The Challengers:
     
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  2. EFV

    EFV Well-Known Member

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    Subscribed.
     
  3. kulata

    kulata Well-Known Member

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    I advocated for that a few weeks ago and stitchy ran from it. How does one wear a yellow tie though?
     
  4. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Put it around your neck, then take the fat end and wrap it around the skinny end...

    :D
     
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  5. Academic2

    Academic2 Well-Known Member

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    Who are you? What have you done with the real sugarbutch?

    sugarbutch: If you can read this, stay alive. We WILL find you.
     
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  6. BriceT1000

    BriceT1000 Well-Known Member

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    Oh good, this must have been made for me. I have my first yellow tie which I have yet to wear and now it has a moment of disgraceful fame of which I can argue it's belonging around my neck into our garish grave.
     
  7. kulata

    kulata Well-Known Member

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    Like Mr. Wonderful?
    [​IMG]

    :D
     
  8. BriceT1000

    BriceT1000 Well-Known Member

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    Hey what happened to my hair!
     
  9. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Well-Known Member

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    :lurk:
     
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  10. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    Subscribed. Looking forward to this one.
     
  11. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
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  12. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    Interesting idea Sugar. It brings back memories of the mid 70's when adding a solid yellow cotton or linen tie with a blue shirt, blue blazer and a suntan was very "prep goes to the country club".
     
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  13. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus

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    NOT AN ENTRY, wore this a few weeks ago, but

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  14. upr_crust

    upr_crust Well-Known Member

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    Subscribed. Posting fit tomorrow. Using my usual barbaric sense of color. Be afraid, be very afraid. That is all.
     
  15. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Well-Known Member

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    Only have one yellow tie... I may participate.
     
  16. ImTheGroom

    ImTheGroom Well-Known Member

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    I may still have the one from my high school grad somewhere... That would win the FC razzy, I'm sure.
     
  17. GMMcL

    GMMcL Well-Known Member

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    I rarely say this about your fits, but I actually didn't care for that one, Spoo. I think it's the rusticity of the trad details of the SC (and maybe the herringbone generally) juxtaposed with the silk and those city stripes.


    This. But fortunately, I haven't worn it yet this year, which means it's due.
     
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  18. brokencycle

    brokencycle Well-Known Member

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    I'm excited to see the results.
     
  19. Cotton Dockers

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    What is it that makes yellow ties bad? I'm not arguing with the idea that they are, just wondering why. Too light? Too bright? Lack of traditionally used MC complimentary colors?

    Unfortunately (fortunately?) I got rid of the last of my yellow ties in my most recent LuxeSwap-related tie purge so I shall be a spectator on this one. Interested to see if anyone can pull it off and how they go about doing so.
     
  20. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    I already regret this.
     
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