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    Friday challenge 7/26/2013 - "I Guess That's Why They Call It *the Blues*"

    Another week; another challenge. Are you up for it? Well are ya?!?!? I'll take that as a "YES!... I think so." OK then, here's the deets:

    1.) A challenge is proposed (typically on a Monday).
    2.) Ideas are bounced around throughout the week, any questions are codified, and guidelines are put into place.
    3.) On Friday (or before), everyone dresses according to the challenge's parameters.
    4.) On Saturday, all challengers are recorded and voting opens to see who best represents the challenge.
    5.) A winner is chosen by majority vote on Sunday, and the winner is responsible for choosing the next week's challenge.

    Some of these rules may need to be modified, due to some issues discovered with the polling function limiting the number of entrants. Stay tuned...


    And here's this week's theme:

    "I Guess That's Why They Call It *the Blues*"

    I've said it before, I'll say it here again: I like blue. It's my favorite color group, and I tend to wear quite a little bit of blue-hued wardrobe items.

    Additionally, as a keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter, I have great admiration for the musical works (including the song* of the same name as our theme this week) of this talented duo:



    * Davey Johnstone was also a co-writer on this tune - but throwing him into the mix hoses my whole blue pic thing above, so hopefully he'll be satisfied with this tiny yet special credit here.


    So... bringing us back around to our present weekly challenge's theme, I'm not saying you should dress exactly like Elton or Bernie, or even like this elderly lady here:

    http://blog.indexoncensorship.org/wp...3/02/elton.gif



    I kid. I kid. Elton is a legend - a legend with some pretty extravagant stylings. Let's leave it at that. And actually, their getups in that first group pic above aren't the worst I've ever seen on them; aside from EJ's jacket being a good 3 sizes too big. Ah well. Like I said... "legend."



    Now, what I am proposing is that you do your very best to put together an outfit featuring the blue color family; any shade(s) you like, in some way or another, and to whatever degree or amount you desire.


    Continuing with the tradition, here are the rules (adapted from the prior weeks):
    1.) At least TWO** visible items of clothing must be blue (any shade). Not just a bag or an accessory -- an actual article of clothing (shirt, pants, jacket, hat, tie, belt, socks). Additional blue pieces are welcome, but not required.
    ** I'm switching it this week week to "more than one item" as it wouldn't really be "the blues" (plural) otherwise. Sound cool? Cool.
    2.) The style (casual, formal, etc.) is completely up to you.

    Here's the criteria: the best use of blue(s) in the outfit. Interpretation of that criteria is up to you, the voter.

    You can submit early if you like. If you submit multiple images, the last image submitted prior to the deadline will be counted as your entry. Ready... Set... GO![/QUOTE]
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    Last edited by yoyorobbo; July 22, 2013, 02:04 PM.

    #2
    Well it looks like I just *blue* myself..
    "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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      #3
      LOL - Well congratulations on that achievement, greg!

      Hey, do you guys think that requiring TWO blue items will limit entrants? I sure hope not, but I'm open to suggestions. As I mentioned in the initial post, I thought it made sense with a challenge focusing on and featuring "the blues" (plural). I wouldn't think that blue is a stretch color for many folks at all, so hopefully everyone can scrounge up at least TWO wardrobe items in the blue *family*, but again... your thoughts?

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        #4
        I'm all for it! The use of multiple blue items, not greg_s' "situation" (although, to each his own in my book). I would say that a large percentage of forum goers have a blue blazer and a pair of blue denim, at the very least. I happen to be wearing a blue on blue on blue outfit today. I am also a fan of the blue family because it works well with my complexion(fair skin/blue eyes).
        Last edited by MarkB; July 22, 2013, 02:52 PM.
        Countryside Man of Letters

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          #5
          Blue dominates my wardrobe as well so I'll def have stuff I can put together for this challenge.

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            #6
            Sounds like a good theme!

            Originally posted by greg_s View Post
            Well it looks like I just *blue* myself..
            A new start!

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              #7
              Is the Arrested Development reference lost?!

              "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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                #8
                Originally posted by greg_s View Post
                Is the Arrested Development reference lost?!
                A new start! Anustart! The, the, the guy in the $50,000 suit has to explain that his joke is from the most recent season? COME ON!

                Edit: Thanks to Paul's magic, we can now have polls with as many users as we want. Repeat after me, class: "Thank you, Paul!"
                Last edited by bruschetta; July 22, 2013, 04:20 PM.

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                  #9
                  I like this challenge, look forward to jumpin' in this week...

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by bruschetta View Post
                    A new start! Anustart! The, the, the guy in the $50,000 suit has to explain that his joke is from the most recent season? COME ON!
                    In my attempts to stay completely off-topic here, haven't watched it yet! Well I saw the first three episodes and thought the third one was so unbelievably terrible it stalled my viewing.
                    "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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                      #11
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68ugkg9RePc

                      Im blue, dabba de dabba-da da ba dee dabba da...

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                        #12
                        Blue?? This is one I think I can actually do.

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                          #13
                          Damn! I was completely offline yesterday, but I was wearing what I probably would have otherwise submitted... I've got tricks, though. I've got tricks...

                          Side note: It's a good thing I did the first one because I'm pretty it's also the last one I'll be doing. :-)

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                            #14
                            It was decided that the poster should sit out his posted round, right? Makes sense to me, but just confirming.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by drocpsu View Post
                              Blue?? This is one I think I can actually do.
                              Luck you - I was *this* close to choosing ZZ Top's tune "Chartreuse" for inspiration.
                              http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...reuse-20120604

                              I'll let someone else use that one for a future challenge. (rushes to closet in search of favorite vintage bile-hued blazer)

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