Sunday, July 3

Fashion Roadkill of the Day: Vol 34

Let's play a little game today! A group of dastardly evildoers have infiltrated every wardrobe in Hong Kong overnight and completely jumbled up their contents. Consequently, everybody has been forced to walk about in grossly mismatching outfits.

Your job is not to apprehend the villains (we have superheroes, various secret agents, law enforcement officers about to retire or ex-law enforcement officers that can be coaxed back into service for that) but to sort out the mess on the streets.

There are 5 pictures below - using your keen fashion sense, find out which top matches which bottom. Ready to make the world right again? Here we go!

Picture 1

Picture 2

Picture 3

Picture 4

Picture 5

Answers will be provided tomorrow. This is a take-home exercise. You are not required to provide detailed proofs but can do so for extra credit. You may assume negligible friction and air resistance.

UPDATE: Answers are revealed! I hope you put on your lateral thinking caps for this one. Most answers along the lines of "none of them match", "ew, that is so wrong *shudder*" or "you don't bury the survivors, stupid!" will be marked correct! But whatever you do don't even try to put pictures 3 or 5 together because the world can only take so much ugliness.


At 5:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

colour blindness? cataracts? nothing short of utter, from-birth, going-back-countless-generations blindness on the part of the dresser and every single person to have come within spiting distance of these egregious sartorial missteps can explain if not excuse the existence in the world of so dire a level of mismatchedness. those gifted with sight but doomed by remoteness never to provide immediate intervention and address the horror -- a severely motley bonfire comes to mind -- as with gloucester, we 'see it feelingly,' and it feels bad.

At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmm..looking at the pics, i believe they tend to of the older generation?

probably the wisdom that comes with age does not apply to fashion sense.


At 11:01 AM, Anonymous triticale said...

I will indeed air plenty of resistance. My answer is "None of the above."

At 9:37 PM, Blogger Danielle said...

Perhaps the answer would be mixing together all of the outfits into one outfit. Because if two prints are jarring, then eight prints together must be heavenly.


At 9:38 PM, Blogger Danielle said...

Ten prints would just be too much.

At 12:55 AM, Blogger lancerlord said...

This is one exercise that I would rather flunk. Too many combinations :)

At 12:36 PM, Blogger Joel said...

What scares me is I've seen enough real Christian Lacroix pattern mixes, that examples 1 and 4 don't seem as heinous as the other more random selections.

At 8:28 PM, Blogger Kate said...

My reaction was more along the lines of "Hey! This isn't Korea!"


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