Thanks guys, for all your feedback, groupthink on the repp tie, and comments on the coat. I think Im keeping it. Its a Caruso, by the way. 100% cashmere, lightly lined, super warm, and right up my alley. Kopped for an unbelievably good price.
I used to wear a lot of white shirts (or contrast collars) previously and one of the things this forum has brought home for me is that blues / blueish stripes almost always look better on guys with light complexion. Solid blue or white-blue stripes would have done you a favor here, I think.