"sleeve pitch a bit off maybe? Like the colour."
Thank you. Good observation on the pitch; I have minimal bespoke experience, so was not able to articulate my observation clearly. Can that sort of thing be fixed?
lol, no the tie definitely doesn't look like a camo pattern IRL; it looks like what it is, a paisley. Blame it on my poor photography skills.
Having said that, one effect I really like about that shirt/tie combo is that while the patterns theoretically clash horrendously, their complementary colours do make the tie & shirt somehow blend into one gloriously offensive gestalt, rather than appearing as separate clashing objects. So no the tie doesn't look like camo, but it does camouflage itself somewhat against the shirt! :)
Ed - that is high praise indeed; thank you!
I'm interested in yours and TTO's shared suggestion of more casual shoes. I must admit, I had no idea what shoes to pair with this. Certainly black didn't work, and neither did pale browns. A purer burgundy looked too matchy somehow, so I moved over to the browny-red you see. I did have one moment of madness where I almost wore sneakers with it, but I there are limits even to my eccentricity! Loafers rather than monks, maybe? But then, what colour/material? Dark brown suede would feel a bit flat, somehow. Tricky, tricky...
I've had items like that. Eventually, you will give up forcing yourself. Might as well do it sooner rather than later IMO.
Regarding your advice for a smaller bow. Normally with bow ties, I would agree with this principle, but somehow with that particular combination, I like the floppy big bow. It's kind of, well, "this is batshit bonkers anyway, so might as well let it all hang out!".
In addition to the many areas you've already identified, I would be cautious about the shaping of the waist as it moves from chest, through torso, and down over the hips. I personally like a smooth curve, and your jacket looks like it has a "step" around the top of the hips. My problem with liking that smooth curve is that I have fairly wide hips, which means that in RTW/MTM I usually get a slightly looser fit through the waist to avoid the kinks that would result from a more nipped-in waistline. With bespoke, somehow my tailors manage to compensate for this at least somewhat using their dark arts, so yours should be able to do the same for you to give you a narrow enough waist while avoiding that kink/step at the hips.
I love the fabric & colour, by the way. Yummy like the inside of a Crunchie bar...
This one is pale blue, and it also looks kinda off with light pink. Maybe it's just the tie itself. In retrospect, I think I like its colour, but its shiny texture throws things off. I'll try it with a cream shirt, thanks :)
As fit is concerned, it seems that there are sleeve pitch problems (more severe on the left sleeve), but perhaps it is the way that your arms are hanging in this particular moment.
As my personal preferences are concerned, I would extend the shoulders, lower the gorge, built up the chest (trying to compensate for the skirt), let the waist out a bit and taper the trousers from the knee about an inch.