Again, its more a matter of taste - I personally do not like the SC / trousers look one bit, but 90% of the fits here on WAYWRN are SC / trousers. I think that is also due to the US / non-UK-Ireland bent of the posts / location of most of the posters. So a suit with an "interesting" tie is probably all I can do really, I understand that to be truly "classic menswear" everything should be toned down, but I guess I'm flirting with the other end of that scale, with my liking of bolder ties and the likes of the crazy Duchamp and Canali designs that are out there.
It's not about being toned up or down, it's about what is coherent. I own a Duchamp tie or two myself, and I'm (very) British BTW, so the 'it's all a different culture' excuse won't wash with me!