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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

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  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%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. gringodaddy

    gringodaddy Senior Member

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    Ahem, my signature. Ahem.
     


  2. DerekS

    DerekS Guyliner

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    donate to dcg to use as a cum rag. he goes through those like nobodys bidnazz.
     


  3. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i think my fave PS looks are indeed, sans tie.


    oh gross. what a waste of lovely silk square.
     


  4. SoGent

    SoGent Distinguished Member

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    ok you win
     


  5. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Distinguished Member

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    Just for the fun, here's my try. I would like to use another PS, but my PS collection is not that big.

    [​IMG]
     


  6. gringodaddy

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    ^^ agreed that this would have benefited from a different square.
     


  7. Alan Skinner

    Alan Skinner Well-Known Member

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    I don't have any official entries since I'm not wearing any of them today, but I threw some combos up on hangers last night, and I'm thinking of posting them. You'll just have to disregard the messiness and poor lighting. Just go easy on me because a lot of my stuff isn't very nice. [​IMG]
     
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  8. GMMcL

    GMMcL Distinguished Member

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    Into a crowded field I rush, undaunted. (OK, a little daunted) [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Attolini for Luciano Barbera (I expect my bonus points) BBGF Hickey Freeman Unknown madder silk, hand rolled Trafalgar belt (not shown) HF trou (the slimmer cut LPs I really wanted did not come back from the tailor in time.) Pantherella Alden
    Note that I made a game-time substitution of a brown suede belt for the suspenders, and a madder square for the puppy-tooth one shown here. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  9. gringodaddy

    gringodaddy Senior Member

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    ^^ This makes me want both an olive/green based sc and a sheppard check tie. What is the fabric for both?
     


  10. gringodaddy

    gringodaddy Senior Member

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    and you made the right choice swapping out the square IMO.
     


  11. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Distinguished Member

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    GMMcL... that SC [​IMG]

    Yup and unfortunately my other SC's are with the tailor so I didn't have a lot of options.
     


  12. GMMcL

    GMMcL Distinguished Member

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    Wool on the SC (super 140s, to be exact), silk and wool on the tie.
     


  13. Alan Skinner

    Alan Skinner Well-Known Member

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    Go easy on a newb. [​IMG]

    Here's the first fit. The jacket is a true two-tone herringbone so it qualifies. It might look a little out of season, but it's actually quarter-lined. The tie had the best pattern out of my whole collection for this particular combo, but it's wooly so not season-appropriate. I also didn't have any clean, appropriate pants. So it's out.

    [​IMG]

    The next fit is actually a 5-pattern if you count the birdseye jacket and a 4-pattern if you don't. It's hard to tell, but the pants are brown with a blue pinstripe. However, they need serious hemming so this fit is out.

    [​IMG]

    This fit is actually a full suit. It's hard to see, but there's a faint windowpane in all that navy. However, you may be able to tell how wrinkly it is from the pic. It needs to go to the cleaners. So it's out.

    [​IMG]

    And finally, here's the one I would have worn today. It combine the jacket from the first fit and the shirt from the second fit. But again, no damn clean pants...
    [​IMG]

    You may notice that the square is the same in every single pic. It's all that I own outside of a white one. So there you go. My first real SF exposure. They all follow the rules, but I somehow managed to find a way not to wear any of them.
     
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  14. Alan Skinner

    Alan Skinner Well-Known Member

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    This is a fantastic tie.
     


  15. Snoogz

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    @ Alan, sounds like you need to do laundry more often! or buy more clothes....or do both.
     


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