@kulata, that is just perfect. The suit, the tie, I even like the wholecuts here, which I usually don't.
+1000. That's like the perfect application for those shoes: the birdseye is right for suede, but the relatively hard-finished worsted and slightly aggressive cut are perfect for wholecuts. Not necessarily something that would occur to me, but certainly something I admire quite a bit.
Picking out these two comments because they discuss two SF fetishes that I've never liked: respectively, striped knit ties and suede shoes with business suits.
Striped knits, for precisely the reason Clags suggests. I find them incredibly hard to incorporate into a look. Funnily enough, I would expect you to manage them best, as they're probably best used with all solids and you're fond of all-solid looks. But still, yeah, very hard items.
Suede shoes with business suits just looks damn weird to me. Casual suits, sure. But kulata's navy birdseye is definitely a very smart business suit and even wholecuts can't make me like suede with it.
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In contrast with my comments above about striped knits and suede with business suits, this look manages to make me like another favoured SF item that I normally dislike greatly: contrast edged white squares. This fit incorporates one just right!
Think this would rock with a slightly paler shirt and a lighter tie. If the jacket were a suit, the shirt & tie are fine, but with the white trousers, I think the top needs lightening too.