thank you for the comments/suggestions. i do also have a navy linen jacket that would have paired better. just never considered it as the sleeves are a shy too long and wide. Warning: Spoiler!(Click to show)
fwiw today was the first time i wore the jacket as a supposed sports jacket, but it seems the looseness is not benefiting me at all (poly/cotton blend). i have to say i am proudest of the tie. the 7 fold feel in hand and heft is god like, and i love the print (what is it called again?). i need more! really beautiful tie and got it at such a bargain from the good guys at the Knottery (so knee slapping funny w/ their emails!). the color combination probably what i like secondly thanks to taking pointers from the CM(MC) crew.