Thanks mate! We must have a similar waist. I get 32 trousers OTR but have a 30 APC New Standard.. it was pretty taxing to wear in. Saw your tennis posts earlier... I want an All-Swiss Final but Federer has been a bit shaky
Maybe save your knit ties for Friday... nothing wrong with brown shoes, but perhaps rotate them with your black ones.Probably wouldn't wear a knit tie to see a client... think of what you would wear to an interview.
They stand out, especially in city areas. I wear them only sometimes with blue suits, or a light grey (I only have one of those). I would say the lighter the blue the more harmonious the outfit. Usually on a sunny day. My work doesn't have a very strict dress code, so I have worn them to work but find that they stand out quite a bit and get a few looks (no one has said ever anything though) But they always look great with denim