A wonderful suit, Crusty. The tie...well, not my taste. Still, props for the WFO approach.
Thanks, Mike. The suit is New & Lingwood, bought Nov. 2009 - I saw it in the window and had to have it. The braces are also N & L, though I've had them for at least 12 years. The tie is my latest indulgence from Charvet, via Bergdorf's, and I understand perfectly your aversion to it - I like Charvet, but the ties tend to visually overtake every outfit with which they are worn.