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BB cashmere blend tie
J Press OCBD
Incotex trou, chocolate brown, herringbone weave
Vintage shoes (Sorry SB)
There you go, Derek. I've taken a little bit of heat off you, I hope.
That tie is freaking dreamy. I like the idea a lot G, but there are a few things that might tighten this up a bit. There is a lot going on here. I think a solid cream (to stay on the bright side) square, or may be solid navy square would quiet this down just enough to refine it. This helps keep the waistcoat as the focus instead of competing with it. A donegal tweed SC would absolutely take this fit to the next level. Same color/tone ideally, but the formality of the fabric and construction on this SC conflicts with the aesthetic (that I think) you're going for here.
Like I said, I love the idea here, it's something I would shoot for, and with a little tweaking it'll be a 10 for me.