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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%
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  1. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    By the way, if it is "no patterns" in the end, PS should be compulsory. Just sayin'

    But we can do "pimp-tastic" maybe? OK, that's just my Nigerian side coming out, but I'm sure Trailer would be first in...
     
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  2. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Guys, I don't think we have to go way out into the weeds for a friday challenge. How about something simple? Best use of collar bar and lapel pin? A french cuff challenge? It need not be something esoteric.
     
  3. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Collar bars. Not esoteric.

    No wonder this group can never agree on anything. ;)
     
  4. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    That sounds cool! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Finally a challenge that crusty can win!
     
  6. IRKSM

    IRKSM Senior member

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    What about a best use of an off season item challenge if it is summer a wool pocket square or boots, if it is winter by you linen pants or a madras shirt while still trying to be situation/weather appropriate. I think this would be an interesting way to try to incorporate cast off garments deep in your closets or storage
     
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  7. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    pass on polyester challenge. the only thing i own that is polyester are a pair of nike track pants that i bought in 9th grade.
    --

    all solid would be fun. and no mimo, a PS is not compulsory by nature. ever.
     
  8. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    That's not for you to say, young man. We have elected TTO our leader, and will accept his directions this Friday. It is my firm belief that in his wisdom, he will determine that a "solids only" fit is incomplete for competition without pocketsquarery. The TTO will speak. You must obey.
     
  9. JPHardy

    JPHardy Senior member

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    I meant to comment earlier but missed it. For what it is worth, I thought you looked very good and you pocket square selection was great.

    By having a dislike (fear) of pocket squares, you have avoided a big noob problem of buying too many and the wrongs ones. I speak from experience on that.
     
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  10. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    if a PS is required, im out.


    thanks, JP. i appreciate that. and coming for you, it means a lot.
     
  11. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Come on Stitchy, you've done PS now without any great harm. And if the next theme is "no patterns", it's hardly going to be problematic. Man up! And trust that your public is willing you to succeed You can do anything, man, and what's the worst that can happen? Someone doesn't like the colour? Fuck them, really, there is joy to be had in this PS business, either personal or shared and frequently both. :)
     
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  12. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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  13. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    This looks just like a group of teenagers trying to get their nerdy friend to drink a beer. Props for not caving in to peer pressure, stitchy.
     
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  14. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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  15. clapeyron

    clapeyron Senior member

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    Sartorial Stereotype! dress in your countries/profession/sexuality stereotype. Don't tell us though, we have to guess it!
     
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  16. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Hmmmm. I like this idea but I think using spoiler tags might be better than not telling (similar to the sports team challenge).
     
  17. TTO

    TTO Senior member

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  18. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Im pleased with a 4th place bubble finish. Thanks dudes!
     
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  19. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    This was a fun challenge, TTO, thanks. :)
     
  20. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i call french maid.


    this will be fun!
     

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