1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

The First Howard Yount Striped Tie Design Challenge winner

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chorse123, May 12, 2009.

  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

    Messages:
    10,448
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2004
    Congratulations to Parker, the winner of the first Howard Yount tie design challenge! The order will go in soon, with ties to follow in around 6-8 weeks.


    The Challenge: design a striped silk knit tie for Howard Yount. The Competition: strong, with many excellent entries. The Prize: the winning design will be custom made for us in Italy (with a flat end and/or pointed end) and available on our site within a month or two, with the winner getting a complimentary tie in their design.


    [​IMG]
     
  2. barims

    barims Senior member

    Messages:
    2,319
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Location:
    LDN
    This will be tough. I'm slightly disappointed by the lack or purple and green
     
  3. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

    Messages:
    10,448
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2004
    This will be tough. I'm slightly disappointed by the lack or purple and green

    Well, maybe you should have worked up some purple and green entries.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. barims

    barims Senior member

    Messages:
    2,319
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2007
    Location:
    LDN
    ^ I like others to have a shot at the brass ring every now and then
     
  5. onix

    onix Senior member

    Messages:
    3,847
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    So many submissions and we have no dots? [​IMG] Edit: Lol, obviously I didn't know that this is a striped tie contest...
     
  6. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

    Messages:
    4,503
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    I must say, I'm pretty impressed with most all of the entries. That being said, my vote has to go to Parker on this one.
     
  7. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    7,190
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2004
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    So many submissions and we have no dots? [​IMG]

    Yeah man, I hate a striped tie contest with no dots.
     
  8. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

    Messages:
    10,448
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2004
    Ha. Quite a few guys seems confused by the straightforward idea of a striped tie contest.
     
  9. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,982
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    i liked a bunch that did not make it to the final round. i think the finalists are not that great.

    where is the initial post?
     
  10. dshell

    dshell Senior member

    Messages:
    120
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2007
    where is the initial post?

    Right here.
     
  11. Johnathan

    Johnathan Senior member

    Messages:
    666
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2008
    Location:
    Chicago
    Truth be told, I would buy any of these.

    But I voted for #1.
     
  12. Smahatma

    Smahatma Senior member

    Messages:
    711
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    Just curious what font that is?
     
  13. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    14,384
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    The wild and the pure.
    I'd be wary of selecting too complicated a pattern. A horizontal stripe is already quite strong.
     
  14. robasaurus

    robasaurus Senior member

    Messages:
    201
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    Location:
    Canada
    I don't even think my best entry made it to the finals, to be honest - and mine weren't the best of the bunch. It's hard to vote because they're all nice. Can they all be made?

    edit: mine were the best, vote ROBASAURUS so I can have a free tie!
     
  15. GucciKid

    GucciKid Senior member

    Messages:
    530
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    For some reason I like Parker's, I think it would look very cool as a knit and I would definitely be tempted to pick one up if it is the winner.
     
  16. yfyf

    yfyf Senior member Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    3,463
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2007
    Well, maybe you should have worked up some purple and green entries.

    [​IMG]


    I certainly worked some up!

    [​IMG] x2
     
  17. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

    Messages:
    10,448
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2004
    I don't even think my best entry made it to the finals, to be honest - and mine weren't the best of the bunch. It's hard to vote because they're all nice. Can they all be made?

    edit: mine were the best, vote ROBASAURUS so I can have a free tie!


    I certainly worked some up!

    [​IMG] x2


    There were some great designs which didn't make the cut. Partly in the interest of conciseness, but I also had to leave out a few because I just didn't think I could replicate them from the existing palette of silks. Next time, I'll try to post an actual palette of the 40 or so colors.
     
  18. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    7,760
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Location:
    Yerba Buena
    Awesome! Some fun choices.
     
  19. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,396
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    The Parker design looks a lot like an Oxxford wool tie that I have seen around here a few times. It got my vote.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

    Messages:
    8,742
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2004
    Location:
    DMV
    Cantabrigian's would get the most wear for me, I think. Looking forward to the results!
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by