In my experience, there should be a certain synthesis to your ensemble. I'd wear contrasting jacket, trousers, shirt, vest, tie, and pocket square, but not a t-shirt with a tie - that's just plain silly. Still, that's just my opinion - for people that develop an eccentricity or two, it's usually instinctive. If you're thinking, 'what can I wear to make myself look eccentric?' you may be on the wrong track. It's best to think, 'what do I enjoy wearing?' and if your combination of items comes off as eccentric, then so be it. You're wearing what you want. I've found I've been wearing more 'eccentric' combinations as my wardrobe has improved in terms of quality and fit. That's why, I think, you see so many movie stars of yesteryear (Fred Astaire, Cary Grant, Dean Martin, etc.) 'breaking the rules' on occasion (button-down shirt with DB suit: wing-collar shirt, tieless, with regular suit, ad infinitum) - if your wardrobe consists of nothing but high-quality garments, you can pull out a random selection of clothing, and it'll all be tied together by virtue of that quality. Oh, and for what it's worth, I find most of what Anna Piaggi wears pretty hideous. Sure, it's her 'style', but it's pretty self-conscious and 'out to shock'. I think anyone's definition of style should include some modicum of taste and a nod to aesthetics, not thinking 'How can I make people's eyes melt today?'
you shouldn't have purchased the Carol Christian Poell salmon-pink kevlar jacket with the single side vent in the first place
Cool. Kevlar jacket. As in, DuPont kevlar? This is a new one for me. Isn't it... rather inflexible in the sleeves? Cheers, Nick.