I should refrain from noting the inconsistency of your advice to me yesterday vs. your tie selection today, but I will agree with the others who have commented that the tie worked well with your SC and shirt. Perhaps it is my evil influence . . .
In fact, you are indeed the reason I chose that tie, but there is no inconsistency.
Earlier I suggested wearing patterned silk ties with a suit, as opposed to a sportcoat. Hence, the pic.
Originally Posted by UrbanComposition
Patterned silk is inherently very dressy, and typically best combined with a suit. Here it's too much - a striped regimental, for example, would contrast very well with the sportcoat.
I have nothing against patterned neckties per se, but they enter the realm of cheap gaudiness when they are shiny silk. A thick muted silk or a printed wool can look smashing. One has to be careful when wearing them with a sportcoat, especially when the sportcoat itself is busy, but it can be done.
One last thing when it comes to printed ties: there are classic patterns, such as foulards, paisleys, medallions, etc. Then the 90s came and MC Escher barfed geometric slop everywhere. They are harder to find, but Will has several classic selections on his website.
Meetings today, so working from home this morning. I reckon there won't be as much activity on this thread due to the high number of regulars besieged by the latest ass chapper of a snowstorm, so I thought I'd give those folks something to do on the thread [criticize my fit]. I know, I know, more spread collars....