Originally Posted by j
To be pulled off properly, this look requires a narrow black tie with tie clip, a short sleeved white shirt, a haircut that is done primarily with clippers, and a devout hatred of Commies.
You got the tie (and maybe the tie clip, too) right. The whole combination for a summer evening: white linen shirt, soft long point collar, long sleeves; natural or darker tan linen trousers, full cut, high waist, double reverse pleats, cuffed; dark oak calf huaraches, leather sole/heel; dark brown alligator belt, silver buckle/tip; narrow black silk knit tie w/ or w/o antique silver tie bar; natural panama fedora, turn down medium width brim, black ribbon. For a cool evening, add an unconstructed, unpadded cream linen sport coat w/ open patch pockets, Native American print silk pocket square in cream/brown/black. The tie is not necessary, but adds a certain dash in my opinion and makes the combination just right for outdoor dining at a good restaurant.