FRIDAY CHALLENGE 27/6/2014 - The soporific tie challenge

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Henry Carter, Jun 23, 2014.

Who has the best soporific tie

Poll closed Jun 30, 2014.
  1. Shen

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  2. In Stitches

    4 vote(s)
    6.0%
  3. Betelguese

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Monkeyface

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  5. Academic2

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  6. Sugarbutch

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  7. Jungleroller

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  8. Nabilmust

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  9. Claghorn

    12 vote(s)
    17.9%
  10. EliodA

    11 vote(s)
    16.4%
  11. upr_crust

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Crat

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  13. Murlsquirl

    4 vote(s)
    6.0%
  14. PCK1

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  15. Luv2breformed

    3 vote(s)
    4.5%
  16. Cousin Donuts

    9 vote(s)
    13.4%
  17. Cleav

    5 vote(s)
    7.5%
  1. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    As winner of last weeks great Grenadine/knit tie challenge I present to you this weeks challenge - the soporific tie challenge. Now if you haven't seen the soporific tie porn thread you might be thinking what the bloody hell is this bloke on about.... So in short, I want to see your most boring, but tasteful ties. Rules - 1) Challenge is open to fits from this week only from now until midnight AEST Saturday 28th (that's Aussie time in case you don't know we are ahead of pretty much everyone). 2) Outfits must fit the basic premise of a MC fit i.e shirt, tie, suit/sc, trousers and proper shoes/boots. PS's are optional of course. 3) I will have final say on if your entry includes a soporific tie or not. If I feel it's too loud, patterned or bright then I reserve the right to disqualify your entry. If it's early on in the piece then you may have a second go if you happen to be disqualified, provided it's entered on time. 4) The rest of your fit may be as loud as you want, just not your tie. Otherwise get cracking. As I mentioned on last weeks thread, I've decided to put my money where my mouth is and offer a prize for this weeks winner, which will be any tie of your choice from my range. There is no catch, you don't need to give any "reviews" of it in return or any of that, just enjoy the tie. Hopefully this will bolster participation in the thread. Some examples of ties that fall in to the category are plain grenadines, neat prints in either silk or challis, subdued repp stripes, silk twill you get the idea. Weaves and patterns that won't be allowed are - shantung/raw anything, light coloured pastel anything, printed grenadine (plain or striped woven only), big paisley patterns (especially jacquard ones) etc etc. Any questions, please sing out. Best, Jason
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  2. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    good challenge. would like to see some of what you would classify as soporific.
     


  3. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    What about this?
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  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i find soporificness is much easier to demonstrate from a distance when you can see how "boring" the tie really is. aside from a solid, most ties will have "character" up close.
     
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  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I have to say that this is one of the best, and most hilarious, contests to date. How many people had to google "sopoforic", the first time they read @Manton's thread? Be honest,.
     


  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I had already gotten one million on my GRE verbal (well, 170) by the time I joined SF. [​IMG]

    (but if I recall from something someone mentioned, you beat my quant score by 3 [​IMG])
     
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  7. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    And is it soporificness or soporificity?
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I believe the proper term is soporificitude.
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  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i had to google it the first time i saw it here. no shame in my game.
     


  10. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    For the benefit of the youngsters here, I’d like to mention that there are also things called ‘dictionaries’, which can be very handy when the unimaginable happens and you cannot access Google.

    Here’s what upr_crust calls a ‘life-style’ shot, showing what they look like in their natural habitat.

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    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    so you have to get drunk before you can use those bad boys?
     


  12. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Some sort of impaired judgment....
     


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    upr_crust Senior member

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    Around here, impaired judgment could simply be buying something simply because it was on sale, regardless of one's sobriety at the time of purchase . . . .
     


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    I haven't googled "soporific" and haven't read Manton's thread and still don't know what "soporific" is. [​IMG]

    But I will do my research, see if my ties qualify and participate. I mean, the price is nice. [​IMG]
     


  15. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    This is very true.
     


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