Just a little something...
Burgundy/silver/black pocket square
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This is atrocious. Seriously, have you been checked for colour-blindness?
You don't have to be a clone of someone on SF, but take a look at several pictures of your favourite SF posters who inspire you to dress well, then ask yourself what it is about their fits that you think looks good. I guarantee none of them combine an all solid fit with such non complimentary colours. It's like you've learned nothing.
Yeah. I took the tie off in the afternoon when everyone left the office. I think it looked much better that way. I think a pink or a lighter red tie would have made it pop more. It wouldn't have been 'classic' in the least, but I think that could have worked.
Expect better things from me starting in the new year. I just set my floor.
I wouldn't worry too much, RTC: SF hates dark shirts (especially with a light jacket, they're a bit "Saturday Night Fever"), and the simplest remedy for the rest is don't wear several solid colours together. I've had that habit myself at times, and although nobody actually pointed to that (more fixated on my terrible pictures, socks or shoelaces, usually), it's something I adopted after looking at pictures on here for a while. A little pattern and texture makes a background and foreground which is pleasing. The exception being formal wear (black/white tie), which is why it has to be black and white.
I don't think a dark shirt/light sportcoat looks bad without a tie. I've seen several guys in this thread who looked great with the look. Maybe a white linen PS would've been better too.
The guy on NCIS wears that look all the time and pulls it off.