The 'Best Of' Friday Challenges 2016

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Very nice, thank you
     
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    So, we are at the end of April - a third of the way through 2016 and have had 14 Challenges.

    Each has been won by a different poster. The most consistent appearances on the podium are as follows:

    @Cleav 6 top-three places and 1 win

    @Gerry Nelson also 6 and 1

    @EFV 5 times on the podium and 1 win

    @Anden 4 times and 1 win.

    Some of our FC winners have not yet made any other podium appearance in 2016 (as at end April):

    @AlexRamius

    @CruzAzul

    @in stitches

    @sugarbutch

    Moving on to May it seems there was another gap to the 13th. Not a propitious date but the Ode to the Odd Waistcoat Challenge produced some good entries:

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    Winner @bienluienapris

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    Vintage @Roycru in second

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    Joint third place @AlexRamius

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    Joint third @An Acute Style
     
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    One more batch for your delectation - the oddly named 'Particular Jacket' Challenge of 20 May:

    Winner @CraftsmanCo
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    Second - @Gerry Nelson
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    Third was organiser @bienluienapris
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    The last Challenge in May was hastily organised by @Gerry Nelson who kindly stood in - as last week's runner-up. It was also fittingly won by him! Second was @bienluienapris who is becoming a regular podium visitor and third was @jcmeyer

    The Freestyle Friday Challenge of 27 May 2016:


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    June kicked off with a great Challenge - Seasonal Incongruance. This required entrants to mix items from different seasons in a tasteful manner!

    I recall it was @Claghorn 's original idea. He came second with @Pliny in third. But the clear winner in this Challenge for grown-ups only was @Anden

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    @Anden chose the next Challenge - and to welcome in summer in the Northern Hemisphere he went for The Bow.

    @Mr Knightley was the winner this week, 10 June with @upr_crust in second. Joint third were @An Acute Style and @Caustic Man.

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    Here is a bonus pic from the Challenge thread - The launch, on Winston Churhill's birthday, of the Bow Tie Club of Great Britain and Ireland at the Ritz, London (2012).
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    The next week, all the talk was of Pitti Uomo so I chose 'Pitti Peacock?' as the Challenge for 17 June.

    There were some interesting entries with @sebastian mcfox a very clear winner on 41 votes - perhaps striking just the right balance between sprezza and trash? Second was @Claghorn on 12 votes and @mossrockss completed the top three with 11 votes.

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    As an antidote to all that colour the week before @sebastian mcfox chose 'Greyscale' as the Challenge for 24 June and came third himself.

    It was won though by some truly great photography by @DiplomaticTies

    @Claghorn was second again this week.

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    Nearly half-way through the year now and I am signing off for Christmas. Can't wait to post some more great pics soon.

    Compliments of the Season to all!
     
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    Before we move into July a look back at the first half of 2016. We have had 21 Challenges at this point with a wide variety of themes and many different winners. Only four people have won more than one Challenge up to end of June and they are:
    @Anden
    @DiplomaticTies
    @Gerry Nelson
    @sebastian mcfox

    All with two wins each.

    Other winners are (in date order):
    @upr_crust
    @Andy57
    @EFV
    @justkwan
    @Cleav
    @Murlsquirl
    @sugarbutch
    @in stitches
    @CruzAzul
    @AlexRamius
    @bienluienapris
    @CraftsmanCo
    @Mr Knightley

    Most consistent Podium finisher to 30 June @Gerry Nelson with eight!
     
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    The second half of the year - 1 July and 'What the Hell was I thinking' Challenge:

    Clags and AAS had their first wins of the year - as joint winners. DT and RoSaCe came joint second and Thin White Duke was third.

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    @An Acute Style in patched Madras

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    @Claghorn in Yohji

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    @RoSaCe in a rather sudden tie

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    @DiplomaticTies in a shirt that defies description

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    @Thin White Duke in a boating blazer much beloved of mid 1960s English Mods
     
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    The next Challenge was not until 15 July and was called the BD Collar Challenge.

    Clear winner was @jcmeyer with @fieldofdreams and @Coxsackie in joint second. In joint third were @mossrockss and @FrankCowperwood

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