Originally Posted by whoopee
Change the tie to a black grenadine. With the white-black striped and contrast collar/cuff shirt, dark grey chalkstripe, it looks great. Also, when you tone down the patterns and colours, fit, cut and quality become even more apparent and important. There's no razzle dazzle to steal the show and disguise deficiencies.
Great combination, IMO. Whenever I want to emphasize the cut and quality of my clothing, I do exactly this--wear minimal pattern and color.