Senior Sir Crusty - I really like this combo (had o fix that senior as I didn't want to imply anything about age and couldn't figure out how to get the tilde over the n in the Spanish senor so I'll just go with Sir). The tie is really cool how the blue comes out and matches so nicely with those beautiful cuff links. The pocket square is such a nice color and goes so well with everything. I also like the dark suit with everything else. To me, this is one of your bests. Bravo!
It's hard to use a tie with such an unusual pattern, and hard to put other patterns with a windowpane, let alone one that also has a stripe! But today you have surpassed yourself. Just superb. Deep blues and gold are such a beautiful mix, and not seen too often. Total win today, Sir!
Thank you, gentlemen. As it happens, the fabric pattern of the suit is so subtle that, from several feet away, it appears to be a solid, and with today's tie, one needs to match it against the most neutral of backgrounds - this tie dominates all with which it is worn. (I cannot imagine wearing this tie with anything but a white shirt.)
Irate, if I have an idle hour in the near future, I will attempt to do at least a group photo of my tie collection. God knows that I may find things I forgot I owned.
In honor of tonight's party, I dragged out the "real rocks" - the cufflinks are 14K gold and lapis lazuli.
FYI, it seems that the impish styleforumrobot has chosen RDiaz and myself for the contest of the day - battling double-breasted jackets. Who knew?