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The 'Best Of' Friday Challenges 2016

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr Knightley, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Distinguished Member

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    Gentlemen, as we approach the end of another year I have been thinking about all the great Friday Challenges of 2016 and, given the nature of the internet, how quickly those fantastic images are lost in the mists of time.

    I know some people may X-post to WAYWRN and that they may in turn feature in the 25 thumb composite thread but some will not.

    So, I have been thinking about starting a thread like this to celebrate some of the great FC entries. 'Best of' is a subjective idea, I know, and I shall start with picking the top 3 entries from each FC and see where that leads us....

    Looking back, the first Challenge of 2016 was the 'Odd Vest' of 15 January. Organised by @Tom Miler , it was won by @upr_crust .

    The Odd Vest Challenge 15 January 2016:
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    Winner @upr_crust

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    Second @Andy57

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    Third @EFV and @Tom Miler
     
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  2. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Distinguished Member

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    22 January 2016 - Show Us Your Scarves

    Organised by @upr_crust and won by @Andy57

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    Winner - Andy 57

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    Joint Second place - @MeachamLake

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    Joint Second - @Gerry Nelson
     


  3. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Distinguished Member

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    And the final Challenge for January 2016, the 29th was organised by @Andy57

    It was won by @EFV with @Tom Miler and @upr_crust in the next two places.

    In The Pink Revisited:

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    Winner - @EFV

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    Second place - a thoughtful @Tom Miler

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    Third place - the very consistent upr_
     
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  4. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Distinguished Member

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    Great idea![​IMG]
     
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  5. EFV

    EFV Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks for taking the time to post this!
     


  6. Mr Knightley

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    Let's move on to February and the FC of the 5th - the The Green Jacket challenge.

    Organised by @EFV and with two joint-winners @justkwan and @RogerP on 20 votes each!

    I wondered how we regard the lower places when we have a joint winner or joint second, etc. Here I was assuming the next placed man was third - @Gerry Nelson on 13 votes. But, looking at the Challenge again I see reference to @Anden and @Cleav as being on the podium - they both got 11 votes. So I shall adopt that more inclusive approach.[​IMG]

    The Green Jacket

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    @justkwan

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    @RogerP

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    @Gerry Nelson

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    @Anden

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    @Cleav
     
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    Very cool idea for a thread.
     


  8. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Distinguished Member

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    @justkwan was in charge of the next Challenge on 12 February 2016.

    Checks

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    Clear winner @Cleav

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    @Tom Miler expecting rain in second place this week

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    @justkwan again on the podium in third

    Moving on to 19 February 2016 and a very close-run finish. Organised by @Cleav and won by @Gerry Nelson on 15 votes with @Anden second on 14 and @PCK1 and @Cleav joint third on 12.

    The Green Tie

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  9. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Distinguished Member

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    Moving on to the 26th and a very similar voting pattern for a similar Challenge - The Brown Tie.

    Big-hitters Anden, Cleav and Gerry were up there again but a maiden win for Diplomatic Ties.

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    @DiplomaticTies - winner

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    @Anden in a joint second place. He still gets a kick out of FCs!

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    @Gerry Nelson in joint second

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    @ammanati in joint third

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    And @Cleav


    When asked how he felt about his first FC win DT replied:

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    Well, I am going to have a little break before tackling spring or autumn - depending on your location - but just before that I may put up one or two of my favourites that didn't make the cut in Jan / Feb.
     
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    One of my own favourites for the year so far - @Clouseau in the Brown Tie Challenge:

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  11. sugarbutch

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    Great thread
     


  12. Mr Knightley

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    Thanks for the nice comments, gents. [​IMG]
     


  13. Academic2

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    Thanks again to @Mr Knightley for taking this on.

    Now that this thread has been established it occurs to me that it would be useful to periodically update it as new challenges occur — not unlike the WAYWRN 25+ thread, which has become a very useful resource.

    Relatedly, I think it would be useful to extend it to pre-2016 challenges as well.

    In any event, good job Mr. K.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     


  14. upr_crust

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    Let me join in thanking Mr. Knightley for his efforts in starting this thread - Bravo!
     


  15. Mr Knightley

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    Thanks again gentlemen!

    I'm happy to carry on through 2016 after a little rest.

    Of course if anyone wishes to take on an earlier year (s) that would be great [​IMG]
     


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