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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 Senior 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 Senior 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
     
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  3. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Senior 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

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    Great idea![​IMG]
     
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  5. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks for taking the time to post this!
     
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  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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  7. RogerP

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    Very cool idea for a thread.
     
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  8. Mr Knightley

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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

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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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  10. Mr Knightley

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    One of my own favourites for the year so far - @Clouseau in the Brown Tie Challenge:

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

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    Let me join in thanking Mr. Knightley for his efforts in starting this thread - Bravo!
     
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  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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    The first FC of March 2016 (Friday 4th) was No Patterns. Organised by @DiplomaticTies and won by @Murlsquirl

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    Winner @Murlsquirl

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    Joint Second Place @sebastian mcfox and @upr_crust

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    Third Place @Claghorn
     
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  17. Mr Knightley

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    For the Casual Elements Challenge of 11 March 2016 both Murl and Seb McFox were on the podium again with @sebastian mcfox a runaway winner with 40 votes. @Gerry Nelson was second on 21 with @Rais and @Murlsquirl sharing third on 18 votes.

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    @sebastian mcfox

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    @Gerry Nelson

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    @Murlsquirl

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    @Rais
     
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    The FC for Friday 18 March 2016 was #Menswear. I am not sure if I completely understand the term and, looking at the entries it seemed to leave plenty of room for interpretation! It produced some great entries though with @sugarbutch the winner on 15 votes, closely followed by @crappbag on 14 and @Gerry Nelson on the podium again with 11.

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    Sugz

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    Gerry

    There was a bit of a gap to 1 April 2016 before the next Challenge, which saw a return to 'business as usual' on the podium. @Anden @Cleav and @EFV - in that order.

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  19. Mr Knightley

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    The Challenge on 8 April was another Herringbone one.

    It was won by a very smooth @in stitches

    @katabatic was second with @Cleav sharing third with @sebastian mcfox

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    Stitchy

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    katabatic

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    Cleav

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    Sebastian McFox
     
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    For the 15th April Stitchy came up with a great idea - The 20th Century Man Challenge.

    It produced a very different podium (although EFV was still there!)

    @CruzAzul - Winner as 1970s man
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    @EFV at the cottage in second place
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    @Clouseau as a 1970s Suedehead in joint third
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    @McDermott as 1970 Amsterdam skinhead featuring double denim!
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    Then a break to 29 April for the trickiest Challenge of them all? Navy Trousers Unleashed!

    The Challenge was won by @AlexRamius , with @EFV in second. @Thin White Duke was third.

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