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FRIDAY CHALLENGE: ART INSPIRED - Ending 7/5/2014

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jul 2, 2014.

Who best captured the essence of their inspiration?

Poll closed Jul 7, 2014.
  1. Claghorn

    15 vote(s)
    13.3%
  2. GMMcL

    27 vote(s)
    23.9%
  3. EFV

    51 vote(s)
    45.1%
  4. Thin White Duke

    19 vote(s)
    16.8%
  5. Monkeyface

    7 vote(s)
    6.2%
  6. Roycru

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
  7. Cleav

    6 vote(s)
    5.3%
  8. Calypso

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  9. Holdfast

    5 vote(s)
    4.4%
  10. In Stitches

    53 vote(s)
    46.9%
  11. luv2bereformed

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    The poll question was, "who best captured the essence of the artwork?" While Clags, GMMcL and EFV all went close with their colours and textures, they made no real reference to the meaning of the artwork. Others simply imitated a pose or a mode of dress, which even when well-executed (and in Stitchy's Banksy entry, incredibly well-executed), did not really match the brief for me.

    Thin White Duke's entry OTOH absolutely nailed the stark simplicity and rigour of the Mondrian to which it referred. I could look at his fit and actually think "Oh, that looks like a Mondrian canvas!" He got my only vote.
     
  2. EFV

    EFV Well-Known Member

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    Yay Stitch! (And yay me for not having to host the next FC :) )
     
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  3. in stitches

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    Thanks, EFV!!

    A well deserved victoreeee indeed. Sweet irony. Yeah I said it.

    Thoughts for this week, gents?
     
  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    And just to rub it in.

    Stitch was afraid this would get all pretentious.

    And the winning entry involved a portrait of Kramer.
     
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  5. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    :laugh:

    i could not have been more wrong. and the taste could not be sweeter.
     
  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    Christmas in July? Fit has to incorporate red and green?

    Jewish in July? Only circumcised members can participate?
     
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  7. heldentenor

    heldentenor Well-Known Member

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    I see what you did there, Clags.
     
  8. in stitches

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    still looking for ideas, gents.

    i have some in mind, but i wanna hear what you all have to say.
     
  9. GMMcL

    GMMcL Well-Known Member

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    I still think we should do a challenge where you have to wear the same item twice within a given period, and the point is to do two very diverse, successful fits. But I will be sidelined for a couple weeks most likely, so ....

    Edit: Holy, wow! Just saw the poll results! Thanks for the voats, dudes!
     
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  10. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    Linen jacket / suit challenge perhaps? Bonus points for linen shirts and ties. Feel free to exclude / prohibit linen blends that mess with religious sensibilities.

    Edit - Count me in as also supporting @GMMcL's idea.
     
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  11. in stitches

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    So, any more ideas, gents? Linen might be a "cool" *derp* idea. GMM's idea is also neat, but I think we would need more than one week for people to be able to incorporate 2 fits, or allow them to use an old pic for one of the fits.

    Or maybe I will just do a striped tie challenge, as that was one of the options that had gotten some steam before Clags rolled this out.

    Thoughts?
     
  12. luv2breformed

    luv2breformed Well-Known Member

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    I will continue to lobby for a cotton/linen (i.e. no wool) trouser (chino?) WITH a tie challenge.

    Season appropriate.
    A genuine challenge.
    I hope to learn something.
     
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  13. kulata

    kulata Well-Known Member

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    How about a very simple challenge that levels the playing field. Basically, wear your best fitting suit and crop away the surroundings so everybody is judged evenly. So no bias about SF valuing suit fits more than odd jackets or environment playing a factor.
     
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  14. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad idea at all l2b. I was thinking to maybe do a no tie challenge for the warm weather. We did one a while back and I think it was pretty good. Both options are solid.

    kulata, that is a nice theory, but realistically, we will be able to recognize most, if not all, of the contestants. Also, I dont think most have the skills to crop out all the surroundings without horribly butchering the pics with MS or PB paint/blur.

    Any more thoughts?

    I want to roll this out by tonight.
     
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  15. kulata

    kulata Well-Known Member

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    I love this
     
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  16. Cleav

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    striped tie good as is cotton strides with a tie :D
     
  17. Academic2

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    Here’s what I wrote at the close of the Hat Challenge:

    “In fact, it occurs to me as I write that I’d love to see an ‘Homage to Britain’ challenge someday: a tribute to the place where the classic style began. It gave us all the now-familiar categories by which we evaluate fits (city/country, day/evening, etc.), not to mention Macclesfield ties, hacking and Norfolk jackets, the military/equestrian structured look of Saville Row, tweed, and, um, Basil Fawlty and Carnaby Street. And we’ve got some very well-dressed members from Ireland and the UK. What’s not to like?”

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  18. EFV

    EFV Well-Known Member

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    I like the idea Ac, but I think most of our wardrobes lack English summer clothes (or is it just mine?). I've got loads of English tweeds if anyone like to do that FC in the fall though.

    I think linen/cotton and striped ties are good ideas.
     
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  19. Academic2

    Academic2 Well-Known Member

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    Well, I wasn't thinking that the entire fit needs to be English, or even that the individual items need be made there, just that there's a stylistic connection: a Macclesfield-style tie, Chelsea boots, etc.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
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  20. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Well-Known Member

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    Striped tie? I predict 40% wearing the navy Hober grenadine with white and brown stripes, 40% wearing the Conrad Wu navy and burgundy shantung grenadine, and the remaining 20% with others!:D

    They seem to be the (un)official SF club member ties these days!

    (Oops - forgot Orge, sporting his BB red with navy and white multi stripe!)
     
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