Sounds unusually serious from you!
FWIW, nothing I posted was said with any deliberate "side"; purely my off-the-cuff thoughts, to take or leave as you prefer, in line with all the other occasional comments I post to others in this thread. I wouldn't take it particularly seriously.
once in a while i pretend to be serious.
regarding what you said, while it may be true (im not sure tbh, i think the pairing was quite nice for contrast, and the pic was darker than the fit is IRL) there is always the fact that i do not have darker brown pants at present (have a pair being made dy edmorel) and that is my only solid green tie. gotta work with what i have.
PREFACE!!! this is not aimed at you, i think you are one of the kindest critique-ers here, and are very even keeled with your praise v criticism. this is just something that is often on my mind as i read through this thread.
there is an issue i take with critiques that go, "well, it should have a different texture/color" or, "well a breast patch pocket would really is needed for that SC".... not everyone has every item in every possible color & texture, or the ability to have everything bespoke so its just so, to the last detail. often we just have to work with what we have, and what can buy OTR.
sorry to rant, its not a neg at you or anyone in specific, i appreciate the feedback, and its always good to hear pairing advise, but sometimes i think its stated as if the poster is to blame for not having everything at his disposal. sometimes if something is good, its good, and there should be recognition for that. and the fact that its good, is imo often overlooked by the fact that in theory it possibly could have been better. i think it takes away at times from the success that people have with their fits.
i almost feel at times people would rather hand out a negative comment than a positive one. im not saying we should all knob slobber each other. i know we are here to learn, and you cant learn if no one points out where improvement can be made.
and i know i am going to get reamed for this and no matter how many disclosures i put forth, this will read, stitch is baby and just want everyone to circle jerk all the time. but that is not what i am saying. all i am saying is, that i think sometimes the good fits people post are overlooked as people search out every possible way to say that something is wrong or lacking.
it may be a nuance, or a simple change in tone, but there is big difference imo between, "that looks really nice, and it might be ever better if you had a shirt/tie/SC/pants that was a *insert different color/texture/tone/shade*" and "this needs darker tie." one admits to subjectivity and acknowledges the positive aspects of a fit, and the other is objective and sounds purely negative.
ill probably regret writing this.