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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. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    I believe that's what people call "a back-handed compliment"... [​IMG]


    But I'll take what I can get!
     
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  2. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Clapey, those new pents look great. Also, sick watch.

    TTO, as usual, taking people out behind the woodshed.

    Spoo--very very nice.

    Canta--love that you are participating. Not your strongest fit, but I can't talk, I don't even own enough patterned summer things to participate.

    Tira--still trying to decide what I think here. I can tell you that I wouldn't think this shirt could be pulled off at all, and yet... It might be working. The square is maybe the weakest point for me.

    Back to wishing I could have participated....
     
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  3. TTO

    TTO Senior member

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    Gentlemen, get your voting fingers ready.
    27 entered the ring, but who was most like Barbera...?
    GO & VOTE !
    -TTO
     
  4. TTO

    TTO Senior member

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    You dark horse Mimo, this is excellent!
    You where late, but your in.
    -TTO
     
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  5. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Like I stated. Had a little arsenal to work with at the moment. So yeah you could be right about the pocket square.
     
  6. eazye

    eazye Senior member

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    Nice, it really is my most FU jacket. The tie is wool so I think is goes with the jacket but I see what your saying about the ps. I've only got a few non-silk varieties and I'm not sure any of them would have worked. Also, yes. my tie needs a dimple, bad, but I had no time to mess with it.
     
  7. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Stitch and mimo get my votes today. Org and Pliny almost got my votes, very strong efforts!
     
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  8. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    Orgetorix for being risky, Licious for following the rules yet being so understated, An Acute Style for really bringing it with a traffic-stopping fit and TTO for the unbelievably singular high-quality garments.
     
  9. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Fair enough. I couldn't even participate, so I really shouldn't even be critiquing :teach:
     
  10. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    This was such a difficult challenge, with a surprisingly deep, high quality field; I actually voted for over a dozen of you guys. But if I was forced to narrow it down to a top 5, I'd pick Orgetorix, GMMcL, Pingson, NOBD & TTO.

    And my overall fave, despite a minor nitpick I made upthread, was GMMcL for a lovely jacket, an exceptionally difficult tie pattern to incorporate, and for an overall country-ish look that worked as a gestalt.

    What a top challenge.[​IMG]
     
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  11. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Too kind - and you said midday London time, which is currently BST, not GMT, so I thought I was five minutes early. ;) You, of course, look remarkably good. The shirt is something I wouldn't dream of picking, yet the combo is outstanding - love that suit. I think you're still top of the Premier League.

    (Caustic - just saw your post - thanks!)

    So much win today I had to vote for a top ten.
     
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  12. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    So many winners this week.
     
  13. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Having now seen everyone, I'm more convinced.

    Everyone else is wearing a lot of patterns, Timo is just wearing a cool, breezy summer fit.
     
  14. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Judging by the poal results so far, you called it.

    This did go above just managing to combine four patterns without giving someone a headache, so Timo deserves the applause.

    Also, it's remarkable how well the SuitSupply stuff fits him. That suit looks great on him.
     
  15. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Timo, That one looks great!
     
  16. clapeyron

    clapeyron Senior member

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    This weeks Clapeyron awards go to:


    The prize for both best pattern and best colour coordination goes to Pingson, would have been my clear winner were it for a higher collar.

    The Spoopoker price for best collar went to Mexico this week:





    This was imho this weeks best fitting fit with both a great jacket and shirt, a close second on the Spoopoker shirt collar award but a clear winner in the Clapeyron excellence initiative of coat fitting:






    And this weeks surprise winner for all around transformation and popping his pocketsquare cherry after 40.000 posts:



    All winners may report to the stage to receive a moist handshake and claim their complimentary Nissan Sentra from our sponsor, Nissan: Shift the way you move.
     
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  17. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The Clappy's
     
  18. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Stitchy popped his cherry and got The Clap?
     
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  19. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Thank you very much! :)

    It was tough to vote for me cause I liked a lot of fits, had to scroll down a lot of times to remember the usernames and the fits. But IMO, Timo's combo is amazing!
     
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  20. SoGent

    SoGent Senior member

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    the guy's a CHAMP
     

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