sheepie, the difference is:
spoo has a well put together ensemble and there's one or two minor things that make you do a double take, but you know he was looking for that reaction because everything else makes sense.
Yeah it gave me pause too.
I have a POW tie and similar patterned strides. I also have a houndstooth tie and similar patterned strides. I've been tempted to wear them with a navy blazer but have yet to do so for fear of the matchy matchy look. I even asked for opinions on here once and didn't get many replies but few were in the affirmative IIRC.