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  LOL!   Whatever you say.   You clearly do not understand the principles of using contrasting and complimentary articles of clothing to enhance or camouflage different parts of a body for the purpose of appearing more attractive.   Your dogma on style is not on principle or real outcome, but simply because you like the idea of it.   You like a certain color "odd" trouser, simply because it could never be confused with trousers belonging to a suit; to wit, "wow nice...
Oh, please!   "Odd" trousers by definition are most likely to be navy, dark grey, or charcoal, because the trousers are "odd" when they are paired with a jacket for which they were not designed, as opposed to cashmere striped morning trousers which appear to be "odd" or contrasting with a morning coat, but are in fact constructed to be worn as an integral part of morning wear. And so too, a buff waist coat is not "odd" when worn with morningwear, but it is "odd" when...
  The difference being that few in this day and age would recognize a stroller as anything other than a black sport coat, but everyone has some recognition of tweed being the costume of tenured professors when made into a suit or one seeking tenure when worn with jeans, cords, or odd trousers. And lacking that vision, they might see a school teacher or weekend warrior wearing a "dad" jacket with whatever pants happened to be clean that day.   If a costume isn't recognized...
  An argyle pattern on any background color including black is just about the worst pattern large man can wear this side of shirt with horizontal rugby type stripes.   A solid black v-neck it just about the most flattering sweater anyone, including large endomorphs, can wear, unless they have a micro torso and super long legs.   You must have a different idea about the colors of navy and charcoal than do I, since they are practically black except under direct sunlight or...
Camel hair in it's natural color. Classic day sportcoat for fall-winter-spring. If not this, then a black cashmere blazer and you have a three season stroller if you get peak lapels and it's a great excuse to wear black and white Glen plaid trousers.   Black and white herringbone. Works day and night for everything this side of formalwear or lounge suit.  Find one in cashmere and the chicks will dig it.   Navy and black small to medium check or small houndstooth,...
  Thanks.   But, LOL! Your idea that chinos are business casual and black knit ties are unacceptable in the same environment is also strictly opinion; your's in this case.   When it comes to opinions, it is only the opinion of the potential audience that matters and not one's personal bias nor your's.   I have found it to be useful to place oneself above even the possibility of reproach and to dress most conservatively when conducting business, especially when casual...
  In order:   Old School Big Three: PP, VC, AP New School Big Three: Philippe Dufour, F.P. Journe, ALS   In my mind, Breguet, Girrard Peregaux, and JLC are first tier but not first rank . JLC has some great values.   Other marques worth considering: Voutilainen, Speake-Marin, Becsei, L&H, and others   YMMV
LOL!   Thanks for the heads up.   Since the jacket is already not "SF Friendly", black is the correct color choice.   It is way past time to appease the natives, and it looks like he is all out of bubblegum,
  Swap out jeans for black, charcoal, midnight, navy, or brown trousers; worsted or twill.   Keep sweater or swap for same style in black, charcoal, navy, or brown.   Match sweater/jumper to trousers or not. If not, keep a bit lighter in tone than trousers; e.g, charcoal or navy sweater with black or espresso brown trousers.   Stay away from burgundy trousers and sweaters, that jacket is too bold already. So, wear nothing that will pull a color out of that jacket, unless...
  I, for one, am fascinated with the idea that a shirt fabric, depending on its finish or color, would be too formal for the indicated sport jacket or for wearing with any sport coat, tweed or other.   If poplin is too formal, why not wear a shirt of Marcella to add some texture and surface interest that would exceed even your average oxford cloth, or that also considered a "formal" cloth?   I believe that a monochromatic, or more accurately, achromatic outfit, such as...
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