Re. grenadines and odd jackets:
I would wear a grenadine with blazer and greys. Manton, as I recall, is not keen on grenadines with odd jackets, although in one of his BlazerSuit threads he combined blazer and greys with a gunmetal grenadine to great effect:
Connery Bond also:
But I wouldn't wear grenadine with a nubbier odd jacket. In my mind grenadine is a formal tie, and I can't square this with the casualness of an odd jacket. Ancient...