The pink cardigan is inapposite for this combination; a purple cardigan can be a great alternative, IMHO.
Originally Posted by Ich_Dien
Pink cardigan = good response to the fuddy duddy crit.
Personally, I'd prefer a cardigan/vest in a darker colour, such as maroon or a mid- or darker blue.
However, it's worth remembering that Ethan is at Pitti in Florence at present.
Therefore, compared to some of the peacocks there, a pink cardigan/vest and a slightly askew tie knot are extremely conservative!
The tie askew is an affectation, but the tie itself is an affectation. While I don't care for it, it's just another way to tie a tie.
Unbuckled monkstraps, however, are objectively goofy. The strap and buckle are functional; it's the footwear equivalent of leaving your fly unzipped. If that's your thing, whatever, but...
There you go...
I have seen the unbuckled strap executed well.. It rarely happens.