I have been experimenting, trying to get a tie that might be a little loud..the shoes are actually dark brown not black. IMO I would have picked a different tie that is more subtle..but I am learning to be a bit more adventurous with my ties..the shirt is not white but very thin pin stripe.. but with the sun in full force here when I take my lunches its hard to get that to pop when taking pictures..I'll swap that out with something silk or linen from now on probably..
I disagree about the tie. The textural difference breaks up the monotony of the worsted suit with the rather formal shirt and keeps up with the break in pattern and scale that the tie also provides. It certainly takes center stage within the outfit, but that's not necessarily a bad thing - especially since it doesn't do so in a gaudy or overpowering way. The rest moves to compliment around it and fits with it. While this isn't a description of the orchestral harmony that is often sought after, orchestras often feature soloists for specific pieces, and within a greater context it's more than likely just fine.