Friday Challenge - The light coloured tie (Friday the 4th of April 2014)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Anden, Apr 1, 2014.

Who is da man?

Poll closed Apr 6, 2014.
  1. FlyingMonkey

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  2. upr_crust

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  3. Butler

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  7. SeamasterLux

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  8. Pingson

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  9. JHT652

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  10. oldog/oldtrix

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  11. EFV

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  12. Cleav

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  13. sugarbutch

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  15. Gerry Nelson

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  17. Anden

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  18. Shen

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  19. TTO

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  20. in stitches

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  21. timotune

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  22. GMMcL

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  23. Cotton Dockers

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  24. jungleroller

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  25. clarinetplayer

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  26. archibaldleach

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  27. NewYorkIslander

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  28. An Acute Style

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  29. quasi-lurker

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  30. tchoy

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  31. Takai

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  32. StanleyVanBuren

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  33. Coxsackie

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  1. Anden

    Anden Senior member

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    The Rules

    1. Tie has to be lighter coloured than the SC/suit. If you wear a patterned tie the main color has to be light.
    2. The fit has to be worn this week.

    This challenge should be fairly easy to participate in but to win you'll have to give it some thought. Wearing a bordeaux tie with a dark grey suit is not enough.

    And no "sorry for the crappy iphone quality" excuses. My entry last week was shot on an IPhone. It is all about the light.
    I have a south facing window in my office. White walls. I shot this in the afternoon with the sun coming into the room from behind my right shoulder. The wall in front of me acted as a reflector resulting in a soft diffused light but still enough light to give the Iphone optimal conditions. High ISO is not it´s strong point...

    Avoid direct sunlight - the contrast will be too harsh and you'll get nasty shadows.

    You have all seen master Pingson. He stands next to a (large I guess) window but never in direct sunlight.

    Some inspiration taken from Tumblr. I hope the Armoury guys and Mr. Kimber doesn´t mind.

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    I am glad for all your entries. Great inspiration!

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    PS: someone once said I was the splitting image of EFV - I think, looking at these pictures that I am perhaps more like the bastard lovechild of EFV and Cleav... ;)


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    Suit - Iris bespoke in Holland & Sherry
    Shirt - Ascot Chang in Thomas Mason Silverline
    Tie - Saks 5th Ave
    PS - Beams Plus
    Kicks - Carmina


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    WW Chan blazer suit in W Bill linen

    Ascot Chang shirt

    Vanda tie and ps

    Saint Crispins Shoes



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    Tie- T&A
    Hat- Dobbs

    Not Pictured
    Pants- Lacoste Chinos
    Socks- Etro
    Shoes- AE Winnetka


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    Tie: Tom Ford. Jacket: Caruso. Shirt: Ascot Chang. Square: vintage. Pants: Pal Zileri. Shoes: Santoni.
     
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  2. Pingson

    Pingson Senior member

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    Great challenge, I'm in :slayer:. I have a pretty clear idea of where I am going with this. We'll see if it works out....

    As for the photos, yes I use indirect natural light (all indoor light sources turned off, mixing artificial and natural light is the a recipe for disaster) and also use a white wall to bounce the incoming sunlight off. While I normally use a DSLR, the iPhone camera can take beautiful pics under the right condition. I think Stitch take all his photos using an iPhone....

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  3. Anden

    Anden Senior member

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  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm bringing the pink.
     
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    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm in, I think. It all depends a bit on the weather.
     
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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    In, so long as spring has finally arrived and will be staying in NYC . . .
     
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    Subscribed and should participate.
     
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    I shall give that a try. I have one wall of dark bookcases and two walls of glass, though, so nothing off which to bounce light. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
     
  10. in stitches

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    perv!

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    pingson is correct. all my pics are on an iphone. they get a little crappier if i have to adjust the color too much. if i can take the picture in optimal lighting and use the raw image, it comes out best.
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    now that i think of it, i can only think of one or two ties i have off hand that would qualify here.
     
  12. Anden

    Anden Senior member

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    That means you are in.
     
  13. in stitches

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    perhaps.
     
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    Great theme. I actually wore a light tie yesterday, but will try to put together something better later this week. Looking forward to seeing what combinations folks come up with.
     
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    April showers...
     

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