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YOU DECIDED THIS Fridays WAYWRN Challenge 1/21/10.. ANNOUNCED!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Jan 17, 2011.

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  1. bleachboy

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    I don't get it. Was I supposed to be keeping receipts for everything I've bought over the years?
     
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    I'm voting Flannel and Brown in Town. Don't seem to be in the poll however.
     
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    I'm voting Flannel and Brown in Town. Don't seem to be in the poll however.

    Flannel will be lovely...

    Congratulations to all of you for offering us every week something different...
     
  4. MBreinin

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    Yeah, but the kicker should be that it has the full retail price of an item, regardless of where you purchased the item. So, even Mabitex pants would be, what, 200 bucks?

    Edit: Yeah, 400 probably sounds good.


    Yeah, that is not going to work. The MO of SF bargain shoppers is not to buy cheap things, but expensive things cheaply.

    Mike
     
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    Yeah, that is not going to work. The MO of SF bargain shoppers is not to buy cheap things, but expensive things cheaply.

    I think the younger guys around here are conspiring to get a bunch of middle aged clothes equines to show them how to look like a million bucks on an Old Navy budget. [​IMG]
     
  6. MBreinin

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    I think the younger guys around here are conspiring to get a bunch of middle aged clothes equines to show them how to look like a million bucks on an Old Navy budget. [​IMG]

    If that is what they pick, so they shall be enlightened. [​IMG]

    That is an easy challenge for me. Hell, I could come in below $100, as I am sure some of my other fellow thrifters could (Like UC) as well.

    I won't even have to take a new picture. [​IMG]

    Mike
     
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    I think we should have a highest watch to suit cost ratio challenge.
     
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    I voted groupthink, but if we go budget, I think the cap should be based on the amount spent, not MSRP. Excluding shoes, we could see some great fits for less than $400 (you've seen some of the steals on B&S). It might even bring some new blood into WAYRN. After all, this is styleforum, not affluenceforum.
     
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    It seems to me that several of the poll options, such as Best FU/SC and best Gun Club, stray from the goal of helping us dress better and place the emphasis instead on who owns the best item in each category. If the goal of these challenges is to help us improve, then we should probably choose less piece-specific topics.

    I also have another recommendation along those lines. I propose an entrance fee. I suggest that everyone who enters a weekly challenge accept, as his entrance "fee", an obligation to offer constructive criticism to at least three other entrants in that week's challenge.
     
  10. Metlin

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    Voted for: [​IMG]
    And I voted for Best [​IMG] SC. I think it would be great, especially given the eclectic tastes on this board.
    But then, like cptjeff said, that would give people who thrift a clear advantage. I have just seen that most people (especially people still in university) post about style help and define a budget between $500-$1000. Obviously $1000 is way too high for this is be any challenge. You're right, $500 is a little high still. I would think more like $400. That way, both people who thrift and buy retail will be on equal grounds thus benefitting all of those people out there looking style on a budget.
    The whole budget thing is sort of weird -- while I've several great items that I've acquired on the cheap, it would be difficult to keep the whole ensemble "thrifty". You throw in a decent pair of shoes and a good shirt and you hit the $400 mark easily. It sounds like no child left behind, bringing everyone down to the lowest common denominator, rather than the other way around.
    It seems to me that several of the poll options, such as Best FU/SC and best Gun Club, stray from the goal of helping us dress better and place the emphasis instead on who owns the best item in each category. If the goal of these challenges is to help us improve, then we should probably choose less piece-specific topics. I also have another recommendation along those lines. I propose an entrance fee. I suggest that everyone who enters a weekly challenge accept, as his entrance "fee", an obligation to offer constructive criticism to at least three other entrants in that week's challenge.
    That is a great idea and would certainly stir up more conversation!
     
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    spoo please define budget, does this mean full retail Van Heusen or Brioni at the thrift shop. also please set a dollar limit and what it includes, suit shirt tie shoes coat watch underwear..
    thanks

    edit: i know it says tbd next the poll option but i think the time is upon us
     
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    It seems to me that several of the poll options, such as Best FU/SC and best Gun Club, stray from the goal of helping us dress better and place the emphasis instead on who owns the best item in each category. If the goal of these challenges is to help us improve, then we should probably choose less piece-specific topics.

    I also have another recommendation along those lines. I propose an entrance fee. I suggest that everyone who enters a weekly challenge accept, as his entrance "fee", an obligation to offer constructive criticism to at least three other entrants in that week's challenge.


    welcome to week 3 of the challenge.

    its long changed from being what you want it to be, to what it is now. people will say no - it is still a challenge, but IMO most people post solely with a hope to win - which is why i started sitting them out.

    however, i cant blame anyone - its just human nature for people to want to win/be recognized.
     
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    welcome to week 3 of the challenge.

    its long changed from being what you want it to be, to what it is now. people will say no - it is still a challenge, but IMO most people post solely with a hope to win - which is why i started sitting them out.

    however, i cant blame anyone - its just human nature for people to want to win/be recognized.


    You can get all of the feedback and constructive criticism you need by posting in WAYWRN on a regular, or semi-regular basis.

    The Challenges are supposed to be a showcase for you to demonstrate that you have absorbed such advice and critique and are now presenting your best effort. They are not exclusively intended to be a tool for improvement, but a means to showcase your fits and development, centered upon a common theme.

    Nobody competes to lose. If you show up for a Challenge, you are by default, willing to be judged and voted upon.

    Mike
     
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    You can get all of the feedback and constructive criticism you need by posting in WAYWRN on a regular, or semi-regular basis.

    The Challenges are supposed to be a showcase for you to demonstrate that you have absorbed such advice and critique and are now presenting your best effort. They are not exclusively intended to be a tool for improvement, but a means to showcase your fits and development, centered upon a common theme.

    Nobody competes to lose. If you show up for a Challenge, you are by default, willing to be judged and voted upon.

    Mike


    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Go back and read the initial reason the Challenge was started. This is the last place you (or anyone for that matter) should be looking for positive reinforcement on themselves.

    This is not high school.
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Go back and read the initial reason the Challenge was started. This is the last place you (or anyone for that matter) should be looking for positive reinforcement on themselves.

    This is not high school.


    Really? I beg to differ. I come to WAYWRN because I seek people's opinions on my clothes. This is a community of clothing enthusiasts. Where else would I go for positive reinforcement, or for that matter for criticism and suggestions on improvement?

    Additionally, this place can actually be worse than H.S. because it affords people to be as catty and dimissive as they would like, with virtual anomynity.

    Maybe the Challenges were intended to take a different path. However, as soon as a poll was put up, and prizes awarded, it became something else.

    Mike
     
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    MBreinin Senior member

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    I miss Vox's Weekly Digest.

    You and me both, brother. [​IMG]

    I miss Vox.

    Mike
     
  19. Metlin

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    You and me both, brother. [​IMG] I miss Vox. Mike
    Indeed. [​IMG] I think Vox brought in a much-needed combination of knowledge + snark that significantly raised the bar in this forum. I can feel a void in the force.
     
  20. MBreinin

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    Indeed. [​IMG] I think Vox brought in a much-needed combination of knowledge + snark that significantly raised the bar in this forum. I can feel a void in the force.

    Yes, a void indeed. An unfillable void.

    Mike
     

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