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. TTO

    TTO Senior member

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    Indeed I do!
    Pocket squares, however many you stuff into a breast pocket, count as one pattern towards your total!
    Socks do not count.
    Additional items like overcoats, scarves & hats do not count but are welcome if you can integrate them coherently into your post.
    For those of you unable or unwilling to go the full four, please try for your best three pattern combos and post here, they will not be entered into the vote but may serve as inspiration/examples of coherence.
    Any more questions...?
    -TTO
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2013
  2. LilacCords

    LilacCords Senior member

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    In ;)
     
  3. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I don't own any patterned shirts, they're all solid blue, white or pink. I'll just use this challenge for inspiration, in order to find out what the most versatile patterned shirt will be. I'm guessing it'll be a bengal stripe.
     
  4. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Excellent, excellent theme.

    I picked a not-dissimilar theme for a Friday challenge back in their first incarnation, and IIRC, it brought out an excellent mix of good, bad, and most horrendously ugly combinations. Highwire themes are always good entertainment value!

    Looking forward to this one. I also like the rule that you can pick any one outfit from the week as your entry; nice one.
     
  5. TTO

    TTO Senior member

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    Indeed, I think your's was the challenge that got me posting rather than just lurking, it was certainly the inspiration for this challenge. IIRC, NYI won with a truly spectacular vintage suit and paisley scarf combo.
    @ Monkey face & other plain shirt owners, I may be convinced to allow a sweater vest/waistcoat as a patterned layer, but it would have to be seamlessly executed...
    Reminder that invitation to post three pattern combo's is encouraged, just don't expect to be in the vote.
    -TTO
     
  6. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If only I had my full arsenal with me... Well when Life gives you lemons.. yada yada yada
     
  7. Caustic Man

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  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    TTO - you must get in the cage for this one.

    I think all my summer weight SCs are solid. I may have to make myself uncomfortably hot for this one, or bow out. Or someone can overnight me an awesome summer weight patterned jacket.

    :)
     
  9. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Put it on, then ditch it, use it only for the challenge purposes. You don't have excuses, estitchy, you are going to wear a PS! [​IMG]

    Have you decided what colour it will be? [​IMG]
     
  10. in stitches

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    I have decided on the PS. Its the only item I'm decided on.
     
  11. in stitches

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    TTO - in some of the example pics you posted, the combos included 2 striped items of different scales/sizes.

    This is cool to do in this Fridays challenge and will be included in the poll?
     
  12. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Choosing the PS first?? Oh this should be interesting.
     
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    I'm out.
     
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  15. in stitches

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    :) i dont have all that many to work with. gotta go with the best of what limited few i have.
     

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