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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 29 June 2016 - The "What the hell was I thinking" challenge

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DiplomaticTies, Jun 29, 2016.

Who made their "What the hell was I thinking" item work best in a fit?

Poll closed Jul 11, 2016.
  1. Diplo

    6 vote(s)
    17.6%
  2. RoSaCe

    6 vote(s)
    17.6%
  3. Clags

    10 vote(s)
    29.4%
  4. Hirsch

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  5. Duke

    5 vote(s)
    14.7%
  6. Smitty

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Prince

    4 vote(s)
    11.8%
  8. Acute

    10 vote(s)
    29.4%
  9. Cox

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
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  1. winghus

    winghus Senior member

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    Tan 2-eyelet bluchers on a sleek last.
     
  2. DiplomaticTies

    DiplomaticTies Senior member

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    Tomorrow at noon (CE time) the "What the hell was I thinking" challenge closes. Still time to dig deep in your closets.
     
  3. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Looking forward to it!

    Cheers,

    Ac

    (By the way, I don't know anyone who doesn't know the meaning of "fortnight.") [​IMG]

    (Also by the way, “fortnight” has been in Webster’s since the first, 1828, edition:
    https://1828.mshaffer.com/d/search/word,fortnight) [​IMG]
     
  4. DiplomaticTies

    DiplomaticTies Senior member

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    How about it Cox? I am prepared to hold the trigger for a while if I know you have an entry on the way.
     
  5. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    ok i took the photos, just give me a couple hours to upload and post-process.
     
  6. DiplomaticTies

    DiplomaticTies Senior member

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    OK
     
  7. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Well... for what it's worth...

    I bought this sleeveless top in Queenstown, New Zealand, about three years ago. It's from a local designer, made from a blend of merino wool, possum, silk and nylon.

    It's actually really beautifully made and quite unique, but I've never worn it, as I really don't know how to make it work within an overall outfit.

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    At the same time, I can't bear to throw it out or pass it on to a charity - the quality is definitely there.

    Definitely a "what was I thinking?" purchase.
     
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  8. DiplomaticTies

    DiplomaticTies Senior member

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  9. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It definitely has a bit of Hip Man Of A Certain Age vibe about it, Cox. I can see how it would be difficult to integrate it into an MC casual look. Your attempt is not far off, but I think you need more modern footwear.
     
  10. DiplomaticTies

    DiplomaticTies Senior member

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    Poll closes soon, last chance to vote!
     
  11. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    Happy to share this one with @Claghorn . What were we thinking? Let's get this next challenge up by tomorrow morning. Ideas people.
     
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  12. Academic2

    Academic2 Senior member

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    Someone, I think it might have been in stitches, ran a challenge a few years back which was essentially a “Give Us Your Best Shot” (my description, not his) challenge which simply asked entrants to put together their absolute favorite fit from their current wardrobe. No other restrictions except, I think, that it had to be CM.

    Unsurprisingly, given the number of well-dressed people here, it resulted in some interesting stuff, and also quite a bit of participation.

    Just a thought.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Anything which boosts participation is find with me. So something simple? CBD challenge or the like. The red tie. Etc
     
  14. DiplomaticTies

    DiplomaticTies Senior member

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    Congratulations to Acute and Clags, well deserved!

    I would consider to also let the next challenge be extended. Clearly quite a few people who are vacationing at the moment and are putting other things before SF.

    Strange, but probably healthy.
     
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  15. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Well done clags and AAS :nodding:
     
  16. RoSaCe

    RoSaCe Senior member

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    Congratz to both of you! What about a daltonism challenge: patterns are ok, everything should fit perfectly, but, uh, the colors ??
     
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  17. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Senior member

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    Congrats both! Interesting SW&D challenge at the moment (although they seem to be struggling in defining the rules) requiring the wearing of a fit that does not comprise any of your current top-level pieces - a step down, previous level kind of challenge.
     
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  18. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The problem of simply postponing is that the challenge thread will quickly disappear, hence me suggesting we hold off a few weeks.

    Regardless, here are some thoughts:

    Knit tie challenge
    Top block challenge (ahem)
    CBD challenge
    Gray suit, no blue tie challenge
    Linen challenge (we had one around this time last year)
    Lifestyle challenge (@upr_crust)
     
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  19. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    Moi? Having a "lifestyle"? Not today, at least - a home in khakis and a polo shirt, waiting for the A/C repairman. Did have something of a "lifestyle event" last night - dinner with Mr. Claymore, he resplendent in a grey, bold stripe three-piece double-breasted suit, but, alas, we were too busy talking to have a non-selfie "selfie" taken.
     

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