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Yeah, but some of the new shortcuts are really stupid - I now have to press a three key combination to insert emails or files into an email in Outlook.  One of the most common commands - which cretin thought moving to a three key combination over a two key combination was a good idea! 
^ I think to consider this a bargain is a mirage.  Just my opinion, but I think it would look terrible as an odd jacket so not good value even if inexpensive.
While certainly not a 'sartorial scholar', I do not like Grant's jacket (in the centre right picture in particular).  And Cary Grant was quite capable of looking good in unremarkable clothing.   What concerns me about your option in particular is you describe the jacket as 'slightly darker'.  Also, as a suit jacket, is it a smooth worsted?   The advice given on grey odd jackets before can be summed up as (1) avoid anything too dark a grey and (2) choose something with...
Black suits are not well-received here.  Nor is the dark suit / dark shirt look.  Not classical, unless you want to look like Bugsy Malone.   If you're stuck with the black suit, try a white or pale blue shirt with a tie in a colour that provides plenty of contrast to the shirt.
To get meaningful advice you need to say more about the event, the location and the expected level of formality. The search function is your friend:  http://www.styleforum.net/t/62219/wedding-ties/0_50 At a casual wedding,(*) I have worn a navy blue suit, white double-cuff shirt and black captoes with this tie:  http://www.patriziocappelli.it/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=2_27&products_id=648.  And a white linen pocket square (despite the Foo-ian view on PSs and...
I would reconsider the tie.
I know this wasn't directed at me, but it would be seen as bad form for a Limey to do this over here (to put it mildly).  Flying under false colours, and colours where the people who qualify to wear them are often prepared to put their lives on the line in defence of the country.  (Not a judgment about the use of striped ties State-side (see Ac).) Which is a shame, as I rather like the WASP-ish use of the striped tie. Funnily enough, one of the most distinguished fellows...
Original post 33 is in my spoiler in 34. The English idiomatic for this chap is "plonker". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahcuPHVz6aM
This is such an excellent thread, I make no apologies for bumping it.   My question is a little at a tangent, but concerns the 'essential' summer casual shirt.     Button-down shirts are not popular in the UK, but I've been persuaded that they do look much better worn tie-less.     The oxford cloth button-down is the quintessential button-down, with a nice long collar roll.     But oxford cloth is seen more as a winter / autumn / early spring shirting.  What is the...
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