FRIDAY CHALLENGE 5/31/13 - BE LIKE BARBERA ( aka - the four pattern challenge )

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TTO, May 28, 2013.

The Be Like Barbera Four Pattern Challenge - Who did it best?

Poll closed Jun 4, 2013.
  1. mimo

    6 vote(s)
    4.0%
  2. RogerC

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  3. clapeyron

    18 vote(s)
    11.9%
  4. Ian Erickson

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  5. Thin White Duke

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  6. Tirailleur1

    32 vote(s)
    21.2%
  7. Cantabrigian

    9 vote(s)
    6.0%
  8. SpooPoker

    24 vote(s)
    15.9%
  9. eazye

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  10. MRMstl

    3 vote(s)
    2.0%
  11. Mr. Six

    14 vote(s)
    9.3%
  12. Orgetorix

    16 vote(s)
    10.6%
  13. GMMcL

    12 vote(s)
    7.9%
  14. Betelgeuse

    10 vote(s)
    6.6%
  15. Licious

    7 vote(s)
    4.6%
  16. in stitches

    16 vote(s)
    10.6%
  17. Holdfast

    3 vote(s)
    2.0%
  18. gringodaddy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. NOBD

    35 vote(s)
    23.2%
  20. Pingson

    7 vote(s)
    4.6%
  21. Pliny

    15 vote(s)
    9.9%
  22. sugarbutch

    4 vote(s)
    2.6%
  23. timotune

    40 vote(s)
    26.5%
  24. SeaJen

    5 vote(s)
    3.3%
  25. DerekS

    10 vote(s)
    6.6%
  26. An Acute Style

    9 vote(s)
    6.0%
  27. TTO

    53 vote(s)
    35.1%
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  1. TTO

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    This week Gentleman, should you choose to accept the challenge, you have a mission. Luciano Barbera is an accepted master of pattern combinations, shown in Flusser's 'Dressing the Man' mixing and matching with aplomb, appearing to show no effort in arriving at pleasingly subtle, non eye straining juxtapositions of stripes, spots, checks and motifes that would cause hours of trial and error for the mere mortal dressers of the rest of the world. You have four days to refine your four pattern combinations, read your Flusser, google image search for the masters combinations, follow Michael Alden's advice and throw out the computer spreadsheets and books and just use your eyes. Whatever works for you! There Are Rules! -all entrants must be in by MIDDAY on Saturday the 1st London, England -any fit from this week will be accepted, but only this week. -if you are wearing patterned odd trousers, you must wear a solid coat( this is a difficult look to pull off, you will probably be better off with an odd jacket ) -you will wear a pocket square -if you wear a multi-pattern patchwork tweed/madras sports-coat, you may wear solid tie or shirt Subtlety, coherence and nonchalance are the bywords of this challenge, this is NOT the zero 'F' challenge, You Will Give a Sh!t about how you look, You will show some effort! Bonus points for showing your work, just like at school. -TTO​
    Our brave contestants!
    I have allowed this entry despite the use of patterned odd trousers & a patterned sportscoat, I'm not sure I should!
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    I've used this one as you said it was your favourite of the three you have posted. and finally your host...
     
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  2. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Me gusta. I hope I bought some clothes for this challenge
     




  3. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    I seriously don't know that I have the clothes for this one... :(
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Pshhhh....4....imma do 5.
     


  5. TTO

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    Nice, TTO. Have fun, guys.
     


  7. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Small quibble: that's Luciano Barbera.
     


  8. TTO

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    Can't believe I did that!
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  9. TTO

    TTO Senior member

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    some inspiration from Luciano, Mafoofan & Beppe
    -TTO
     


  10. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Would seersucker suit, shirt, tie, and hank meet the requirements? I can't (and wouldn't) pull that together out of my own closet, but I want to know what the parameters are.
     


  11. TTO

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  12. sugarbutch

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    So, whose name did you use instead?
     


  13. TTO

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    Carlos...
     


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    Striped Seersucker would count as a pattern, not sure I could condone the multiple use of seersucker.
    Basically you will need distinctly differing scales or patterns for each of the items, tie, shirt, sportscoat/suit, square...
    -TTO
     


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