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 I'm sad; I was offered a police-style stab vest (in a lovely navy shade!) from one of the organisations I do some work for, but its delivery has been put on hold. So no wacky urban paramilitary-inspired shenanigans will be possible. You'll have to settle for a standard 3pc suit look later this week instead.
Had to google "straya".   You know you're getting old when you need urban dictionary at least once or twice a week....
 Yeah, agreed. Tie too quiet for the square. Tips the eye a bit too much to the square. Trouser inseam is a little short given the leg opening, but that's an easy fix.  Would really like this if the tie & square patterns were swapped over. As is, the palette is still very nice. But the pattern balance feels a little off.
Good theme.   I suspect I'll go down the 3pc suit route, but depending on my being able to collect something that's waiting for me, I may be able submit a rather unique entry too...
Yesterday, and both a buttoned & unbuttoned version of this mandarin collar shirt today. Which do you prefer?   (if going unbuttoned again, I'd probably use a differently folded, more colourful square, so leave that bit aside for now)  
 No, but I wouldn't be particularly surprised if it was made by the same supplier. IIRC, there are very few knit tie makers. I can't actually remember where I got that one from; somewhere online I think, maybe KJ Beckett? I know I have a few knits from that shop, anyway.
 I have at least one pair of horsebits (can't remember if more!) and only wear them casually. But they are dark brown suede, so they would be difficult to do formally. However, black calf horsebits do have a niche within a certain laid back but suited style. It might be perceived as a bit 80s retro, but hey, that's no bad thing in my book.  That particular jacket is most definitely cut for both buttons to be done up. It would look all kinds of wrong if only one were...
This has been a surprisingly good contest so far. I was expecting trainwreck after trainwreck, but the most we've had is the "wrong kind of leaves on the line" sort of disruption.
I frequently wear dark, two-button, peak-lapel suits to smart but fun evening events that fall short of black tie but demand more than an odd jacket & trousers. With the peaks, they hint at some formality but are different enough from typical business suits to lend some festivity to this sort of occasion.
 I know what must surely be the same set of Alzheimer's self-portraits. It's quite tragic; the visual representation of the fragmentation of self-image is striking. As for the female surgery, let's just say that we worry about some weird things, as a species.  What's your field, btw?
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