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FRIDAY CHALLENGE JUNE 21ST 2013 - ORG'S BOLD TIE CHALLENGE

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Orgetorix, Jun 18, 2013.

The Bold Tie Challenge: Who did it best?

Poll closed Jun 24, 2013.
  1. Claghorn

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
  2. Oldtog/Oldtrix

    13 vote(s)
    15.9%
  3. atia2

    5 vote(s)
    6.1%
  4. southernstyle

    20 vote(s)
    24.4%
  5. FlyingMonkey

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  6. upr_crust

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  7. RogerP

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
  8. cptjeff

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  9. Holdfast

    9 vote(s)
    11.0%
  10. RDiaz

    12 vote(s)
    14.6%
  11. bourbonbasted

    12 vote(s)
    14.6%
  12. SeaJen

    13 vote(s)
    15.9%
  13. CousinDonuts

    7 vote(s)
    8.5%
  14. in stitches

    16 vote(s)
    19.5%
  15. Snoogz

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  16. Winot

    8 vote(s)
    9.8%
  17. eazye

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  18. ShaprlyTailored

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  19. Sugarbutch

    32 vote(s)
    39.0%
  20. Clapeyron

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
  21. SpooPoker

    31 vote(s)
    37.8%
  22. Orgetorix

    16 vote(s)
    19.5%
  23. rms340

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  24. AnAcuteStyle

    5 vote(s)
    6.1%
  25. Caustic Man

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  26. YRR92

    5 vote(s)
    6.1%
  27. Thin White Duke

    7 vote(s)
    8.5%
  28. jcmeyer

    5 vote(s)
    6.1%
  29. Butler

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Boldest tie I have + wrinkled linen trousers sprezz

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    Pics don't seem to capture the true nature of this tie. It's a rather shiny silk reppe weave, with woven dots.
     
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  2. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    My bold is likely still boring...

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  3. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    If the theme was Bold Lapels, you might win.
     


  4. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    RogerP ups the ante with the groupthink-defying full Windsor. Take that, bishes!
     


  5. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    I can't help but feel cheated by how nice HF looks.
     
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  6. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Senior member

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    Some good entries so far!

    Just to clarify the rules: the only requirements for a fit to qualify for the challenge and be included in the poll are: 1) There must be a tie, and it must not be solid; 2) The fit must have been worn in the week ending tomorrow morning.

    Tastefulness is the spirit of the challenge, and I hope the main criteria people use to vote. But it's not an objective thing, so nobody's going to get disqualified and excluded from the poll because of a tasteless tie.
     


  7. SeaJen

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  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Interesting SC, SeaJen. Who made that if you don't mind me asking?
     


  9. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Do they really look that massive in the full shot? They don't go that far past mid chest...
     


  10. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    I will add to the madras bucket. Good timing of this challenge as my wife and I are off to bet the ponies this afternoon. (she's wearing a fun bold dress too, but that accessory got cut out of the picture.)

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    (hope I don't lose points for navy pents. not sure what else to wear with a one-off seersucker jacket.)
     
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  11. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    Interesting in a good way, I hope.
    Kiton.
     


  12. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    lots of entries this week. very exciting!!


    GET

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    OUT

    OF

    HERE
     


  13. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    here goes :)

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    AND IN HONOR OF BEPPE IN THE OP


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  14. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    I really like that tie, and that combo! Nice work, Stitchy...and surprisingly un-shocking.

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  15. Holdfast

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    Thanks. I think. [​IMG]

    Some good entries rolling in! For me, the most successful ones so far are those that marry an exuberant tie with an exuberant overall look. I'm a bit less fond of the looks that focus specifically on the bold tie as the sole point of interest within the look. That doesn't mean there needs to be a riot of pattern; colour works just as well to create an overall look that's consistent with the bold tie being chosen. So, for example, o/o's tie is bold but very retro-businessy, so he's gone for a stark white shirt, bright braces and a colourful square but a sober suit. Southernstyle's tie has crazy spring/summery colours so he's gone for a similarly crazy spring/summery look. The other way to create this consistency is to try to echo an archetype from the past: FlyingMonkey does this with his retro US government man abroad look, and CousinDonuts does it by pairing some more very American items together with his madras/seersucker combo.

    Some of the other looks in the thread are also very nicely done, but there's a certain extra panache in the fits of the guys I mention above IMO.
     


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