A big "Oh, yes!" for the top. Smart use of colors and patterns. I like the sassy pocket square.
Who is the maker of the coat?
It's a relic of a long-dead dream to sing opera from my college days, but I've used it as a handle on a couple of forums for awhile and didn't have anything better in mind. My more mundane real-life job is teaching history at a university. The healthy percentage of academics posting to this thread led me to start dressing better and--now that I have a "camera" in the form of a phone--to join in.
Nice to know your an academic (university level) and also aim to dress well. Academic2 is obviously another as is Pingson. I'm guessing ClarinetPlayer and a few others are or have been...others?
I have to say that in my university, wearing a tie/jacket/suit is largely restricted to Admin or among some of the older faculty. Wearing a PS is not common at all.
The standard uniform are jeans/chinos and OCBD or shirt with point collar sans tie, Kenneth Cole shoes or some such. I began wearing ties/SCs as a way to ensure a formality in the classroom that is getting lost in today's cater to the consumer academic world...the PS's I do for myself!
Agree with MF here. Standards are safe, but you've posted a lot and I appreciate that the main posters also try things out, and that I learn from it as from all the others who post often. Was trying something different myself this morning, though not sure how it worked (went for a patterned tie when solid navy would have been safe).
Damn, I learned something from Stitch's casual post too just like I learn from his usual CM gear.
I am an academic as well. Even though I teach at a Business School, most professors never wear a suit, much less a tie. The idea of a SC with a tie is unheard of. So much so even I do not feel comfortable wearing it, so whenever I wear a SC I never use a tie. I reserve those for suits, such as this one below. I can say one thing for tab collar shirts - it really helps to maintain the tie in place during the whole day. No adjustments necessary.
For example, I'm sad that no one pointed out that my tie is too wide for my lapels.
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