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QP
Posted: Saturday, October 6, 2018 11:54:03 PM
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Hi friends,

I am confused with a word 'shipwreck' when using in this sentence.

A judge gave his comments to a competitor who designed a shirt for Christmas holiday as below:-

I love that it's a classic elf, the belt and the drapery. Although not ruched per se, ti's very modern. Kind of rustic, shipwreck fun.

Could you please explain what he was saying?

Thank you
QP
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, October 7, 2018 9:38:03 AM

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I think that the judge is saying that the style of the shirt is like the type worn by a stereotype farmer/crofter (rustic) or a shipwrecked person. It will be wrinkled ('ruched' is neatly wrinkled deliberately as part of the design) and 'untidy'.

Ruched material



"Shipwreck shirt"



Rustic shirt



"Classic Elf" is really a tunic, rather than a shirt. However, a long shirt with a belt outside it would look similar.

Elf tunic.



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