You should have asked him to do a selfie with you. If he's really that old he'd either have smacked you, thinking you made some kind of pass at him, or he'd have simply smiled and nodded, not knowing quite what you meant.
Well, not sure I'd wear that shirt with it either, but when it comes to tweed suits I'd go for an OCBD and ancient madder tie in a conservative pattern. Maybe something in a dark green or burgundy. I like the PS here, I might try to echo some of the elements of that with a tie.
Not that Mr. Smith was intending to be insulting, but that southern honor code is alive and well, isn't it? I remember reading a study somewhere that said southerners experience a much more visceral physical reaction to being insulted than do northerners. There is something I've always liked about people who take honor seriously.
Any opinions on the Pale Blue Fine Poplin - 2 Ply 120's (MT-1125) and the Sky Blue Poplin - 2 Ply 140's - Tessitura Monti (ADM-1188)? I'm looking to get a very light weight cotton or linen shirt, solid light blue, and I'd like to know which is lighter.