Thank you for your encouragement concerning this outfit, gentleman. There were three things about it I thought would not go over well on SF.
1) The vest and jacket are both herringbone.
2) The pocket square and tie match.
3) I'm wearing a collar bar with a button down shirt.
I didn't say anything about this before because I didn't want to sabotage myself the challenge. So apparently these things were overlooked or maybe they aren't as offensive as I think they are. What of it?
To me, the herringbones differ enough in prominence to be fine (the light jacket is much fainter than the darker waistcoat) and the whole purpose of the challenge was monochrome, so avoiding square/tie matching would be impossible. Besides there looks like another pattern on the square anyway. I didn't realise it was a BD shirt rather than just a bar... theoretically I don't like that combo. But if I didn't see it, it clearly didn't bother me! :)
Doc, gdl's thread is open to submission from others so it isn't really a presentation of one person's favorites (and I'm sorry that I didn't catch the reference to it in your post). You're certainly welcome to create a new thread, but a revitalization of gdl's might serve the same purpose and reduce the fragmentation, if only a bit.
Ah, I didn't realise others had/could contribute to it. It looked to me like it was just his personal selections. Yeah, fair enough then, less fragmentation makes sense.
Really terrible photo quality today. Little looks right; either too bright, too dark, wrong colour, too over-corrected or whatever. Meh...
Shirt & trousers are new. Both are summer pieces, but as I only just got them, I wanted to wear them the once now. From Luxire, the shirt has a one-piece collar and is really intended for wearing without a jacket. The trousers are my first such order from them and will need a bit of tweaking. But not bad for a first attempt!