oddly enough, that is true. all fine gentleman indeed.
I don't know the history of the coat. I also would say that there are easier to pair patterns, but this is by no means bad. In fact, I like your combo very much. The tie is very nice. I would have worn navy socks with it and less "unusual" shoes, but my tastes are beyond boring, so...
thank you very much, sander. the history is as follows, i tried a bunch of pairings with this SC and most of them did not really fly for one reason or the other. be it the tie, shirt or pants. i really love the SC, but it is no walk in the park to pair it well.
together with my shibumi, this is one of my fave ties. i loves it.
navy socks would have been a good idea.
i like my inverted cap-toes.