VOTE NOW!! FRIDAY CHALLENGE 1 Aug 2014: "You at your you-iest" aka "When you met SF"

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Holdfast, Jul 29, 2014.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who was the you-iest of them all?

Poll closed Aug 5, 2014.
  1. Crat

    13 vote(s)
    15.9%
  2. Coxsackie

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  3. EliodA

    23 vote(s)
    28.0%
  4. upr_crust

    15 vote(s)
    18.3%
  5. Holdfast

    9 vote(s)
    11.0%
  6. Roycru

    10 vote(s)
    12.2%
  7. sugarbutch

    13 vote(s)
    15.9%
  8. EFV

    29 vote(s)
    35.4%
  9. An Acute Style

    10 vote(s)
    12.2%
  10. Cotton Dockers

    7 vote(s)
    8.5%
  11. GMMcL

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  12. CousinDonuts

    6 vote(s)
    7.3%
  13. Pingson

    16 vote(s)
    19.5%
  14. DonCologne

    10 vote(s)
    12.2%
  15. Claghorn

    19 vote(s)
    23.2%
  16. tchoy

    16 vote(s)
    19.5%
  17. Cleav

    25 vote(s)
    30.5%
  18. Sander

    13 vote(s)
    15.9%
  19. cptjeff

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  20. Mr. Six

    5 vote(s)
    6.1%
  21. ammanati

    6 vote(s)
    7.3%
  22. jungleroller

    5 vote(s)
    6.1%
  23. Betelgeuse

    9 vote(s)
    11.0%
  24. archibaldleach

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Simple challenge this week. But simultaneously very difficult. I'm full of fake paradoxes like that. Think of me as a cut-price Yoda.

    So here it is:

    You at your You-iest
    You're on Styleforum, so you're interested in style. You probably like having (or developing) a personal style. But have you really found one that works? Let's see the fit that sums you up the best: the intersection between how you see yourself, how you'd like others to see you, and all that you've learned so far from SF.

    This isn't quite the same as being the best outfit you can put together. I mean, if you've been on the board more than a couple of weeks, you probably know exactly what SF likes the most and can create an identikit fit that would garner a lot of votes. The challenge here, if you choose to play the game straight, is to figure out the outfit that manages to be both popular by SF standards and still has enough of your own identity to not look & feel like you're dressing in a uniform. The best posters here, IMO, have outfits that are "them" regardless of pose or being able to see their face, but it's also a style that looks good enough to be popular at the same time.

    Voters will doubtless decide for themselves what criteria to use when judging; maybe they'll give lots of votes to "uniform" fits... but going by the thumbs system, while certain motifs get a consistent number of thumbs, the very best outfits get more, and those are the ones that add something a little special to the fit. Something of the wearer's own identity & style. Or, you might think I'm wrong, and the uniform will win, so you might try to game this challenge and go for that anyway. It's entirely up to you. And will be a fun experiment in that regard either way!!

    Tailored jacket required, if only to keep it CM-appropriate. Tie/square optional but appreciated.

    Deadline is whenever I get a chance to log on on Sunday 3rd August. Probably somewhere around mid-afternoon BST.

    Have fun!!

    Thank you all for getting into the spirit of things and submitting such high quality entries!

    YOUR CONTESTANTS:

     
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  2. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    Might have to break out some heavier SC's.
     
  3. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    :lurk:
     
  4. Crat

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    best challenge ever!
     
  5. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    In.
     
  6. Crat

    Crat Senior member

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    Casual me is much more 'me' than formal me.
    Something in which I can run out the house and jump into the boat to go fishing. Something like this oldie.



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  7. EFV

    EFV Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Awesome first entry @Crat and awesome challenge @Holdfast! I'm in.
     
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  8. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    man. I hope I will be able to participate
     
  9. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    No idea what to do, but I will try to participate
     
  10. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    How can spit-shine Crat be most himself without some glowing shoes? :confused:
     
  11. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    This. [​IMG]

    I might be participating although I don't know if I have a fit that qualifies.
     
  12. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    I note that there's no explicit requirement for the fit to be from this week. That suits me, as I'm in Shanghai this week and travelling light.

    So instead I'll put up a favourite fit of mine from earlier this year, snapped in our Melbourne suburban street while the plane trees were doing their glorious late Autumn thang.

    This is a little bit more sedate than is typical for me, but it's where I want to be heading: well-cut, well-fitted, classic items, with just a dash of FU in the windowpane fabric and a splash of vibrancy from the pocket square. What a dandy looks like when he's doing CBD.

    At least, I hope so.

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  13. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    Well, Dr. Freud, you've outdone yourself - we are to become our own Rorschach tests :D. (Whether others see what we see in our ink blots of ensembles remains to be seen.)

    I'm in - expecting to post tomorrow, as 2014/07/31 and 2014/08/01 are expected to be rather damp here in NYC.

    Be afraid - be very afraid . . .
     
  14. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    we need some of those, "how i think i look, how i really look," memes, up in here. STAT!

    HF, is there a time constraint on when the fits have to be from?
     
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    Nature vs Nurture : )
     

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