Look at photos of Matteo Marzotto. He is a great example of CBD done right both in color and style. Should be good inspiration for how to avoid being boring.
The steps you want to take (ie. gingham shirts) are, with great respect, totally wrong.
Greg and Roger - thank you for your thoughtful responses. unfortunately does not look like vass will happen this time around. Got the old passive aggressive - "do whatever you want , i won't tell you what to do" from the wife when I ran it by her. Classic rookie mistake……Soon it will be mine though...
Nmwa addicts - Need advice. Stuck between vass austerity brogue and as hunt in Russian calf.
Which is more useful - planned use is for wear with suits in law form environment.
Re sizing for vass - I have no idea. I'm 9.5e uk in cj 325 and size 9 uk in carminative rain.
From previous research I should be a 9 uk in the as but need help with vass.