I haven't made up my mind yet.
I agree. The tie is too wild for a white shirt. There's definitely a time and place for white shirts and I don't think they're used enough, but the tie gets extra loud surrounded by the negative space created by the white shirt.
Don't confuse this with me saying the tie is not awesome. That would be wrong.
Why would I ruin my shoes by putting preserves on them? Neither my pants nor my shoes are capable of consuming beverages. Save the metaphors and speak directly. I like the length of my pants. I know it's not traditional, but I'm going to keep them the way they are. I'm also happy with the current buff of my shoes. Thank you for the recommendations.