Love the tie...very preppy, great taste!
xpost from waywrnalt view, with f'd up hair. (Click to show)
I'm useless with any jeans-related fit as everyone else here will gladly affirm, but FWIW I think dark jeans and a cream jacket is a nice combination and in that context, the strong contrast between the black knit/white shirt seems just fine.
In fact, I greatly prefer a white shirt with a black knit tie to your thought of using a blue oxford with it instead.
I also believe that both dark and light ties can work with cream jackets; it just creates a different effect so depends on other elements of the outfit as which work best in any given look.
I am disappointed by the more-or-less in-focus photography, however. The band of us with poorly-lit and poorly colour-balanced photos shrinks ever smaller.
Woah. Not sure what to think about this; will take some adjusting to. Definitely younger-looking though. How do you feel about it?