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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 9/27/13: BROWN IS FOR FARMER

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GMMcL, Sep 26, 2013.

Who did "Brown is For Farmer" Best?

Poll closed Sep 30, 2013.
  1. Don Cologne

    8 vote(s)
    10.0%
  2. Sugarbutch

    5 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. Betelgeuse

    10 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. GMMcL

    5 vote(s)
    6.3%
  5. Pingson

    19 vote(s)
    23.8%
  6. YRR92

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  7. Holdfast

    9 vote(s)
    11.3%
  8. Porcelain Monkey

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  9. Victor Elfo

    10 vote(s)
    12.5%
  10. An Acute Style

    4 vote(s)
    5.0%
  11. Kulata

    17 vote(s)
    21.3%
  12. Son of Porcelain Monkey, The Revenge

    9 vote(s)
    11.3%
  13. Coxaca

    2 vote(s)
    2.5%
  14. TTO

    23 vote(s)
    28.8%
  15. Claghorn

    48 vote(s)
    60.0%
  16. Sharply Tailored

    5 vote(s)
    6.3%
  17. Tira1

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  18. EFV

    7 vote(s)
    8.8%
  19. Upr_Crust

    15 vote(s)
    18.8%
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  1. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    dang, my only brown jacket is at the tailor :(
     
  2. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Let's do this!

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  3. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Can I participate with this outfit? I wore it on wednesday of this week.

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  4. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    Bet: Sure. I'm going t participate with this one, posted last week.

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  5. Pingson

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    I only have one brown SC that I haven't already worn this week so that made the choice of what to wear today very easy (which was good since I was in a hurry this morning), although I must say I am not 100% happy with how it turned out. Also, again the lighting was extremely flat, so colours in the full shot are kind of washed out. The detail shots have a better representation of the true colours.

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  6. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    And to think I wasn't sure which jacket to wear today:


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  7. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Some really nice fits posted already. I'm also ready to toil in the harvest fields...

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    Tie is actually navy cashmere, and the square is a reddish/brownish/with-other-earthy-colours madder; apologies for the dark photos.
     
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  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Crusty, the yellow cast of the light in your apartment was just too much for me to accept today. Especially in a color-based challenge, we need to see something closer to reality. Is this more like what we'd see IRL?

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  9. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    This might be closer?


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    Edit - ignore this post; Caustic's done a much better version downthread.
     
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  10. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yep. I did a quick and dirty levels adjustment in the P'shop, but yours looks better. Assuming Señor Crust's approval, that version should be used for the challenge.
     
  11. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Photoshop is too complicated (and expensive) for me; I use Photoscape (it's free). It has a fairly good auto level & auto contrast ability (I tend to use it on my own photos, and then jack up the gamma as needed to compensate for my routinely terrible/dark lighting), but I did need to use the remove colour cast tool on crusty's pic. I have no photo-editing skills though, so I'm sure someone else could do much better if they feel motivated.
     
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  12. Caustic Man

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    No need to adjust so much. A simple cooling filter and adjustment of the white balance does the trick, while preserving the color quality. Of course, only crust can tell us if this retains the actual appearance of the colors he was using.

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  13. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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  14. Holdfast

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  15. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    My work here is done! [​IMG]

    Yeah, as some have mentioned, photography is an element most people take into consideration for these challenges, and everything else on SF. But as for me, I don't consider my photos very good either. They just get by. My trousers, in this challenge, are navy for instance. Although they look almost charcoal in some of the photos.
     
  16. Victor Elfo

    Victor Elfo Senior member

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  17. upr_crust

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    My posting today made for quite an exercise in photo-editing. For the record, true color for the full-length shot is between my own photo, and Caustic's - not as yellow as mine, not quite as cool and pale as Caustic's. For true color, my close-up shot is the most accurate (see WAYWRN posting) - the main light sources are LED bulbs.

    The yellow bias is due to the use of fluorescent bulbs in the floor lamp which lights all of the shots with the Oriental carpet in them. LED bulbs provide much better light (true white), but will not work in the floor lamp in question (the lamp is some 40-50 years old), and I've not seen a comparable lamp with as many sockets (there are five). If I buy a new lamp, rest assured that it will be lit with LED lights.
     
  18. Monkeyface

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    I suppose I can't use the pics from the opening post?
     
  19. porcelain monkey

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    Here goes nothing.

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  20. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Disappointed with lack of suits ITT
     

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