Yes. As I said over there, I can't think of the last time I wore exactly 0 patterns. I was having a hard time deciding what direction to go in, so I decided to make the fit about textures. Doesn't really come across in the pictures, but I like the textural mix I achieved.
I expected they'd get a very polarized reaction. But it's what I was feeling.Actually, truth: I put on my cap toe balmoral boots -- even had the left one fully laced -- and the lace on the right one snapped in my hand. This was the (somewhat hasty) second choice.