I think they're a little too big—but then the lapels, bow tie, and lapel flower are all pretty big too so maybe it all works out.
I do like the color.
I assumed it was purposeful. I admit to liking them less in role; however. Perhaps I too am distracted by the boldness of the outfit overall -- the flower, I suppose, was on account of the occasion?
Hmm...just went to an event hosted by my fraternity. The dress code was black tie, although knowing them, I didn't think they knew what they were talking about. But I didn't give a duck and attended in black tie anyway, and as expected, was the only one wearing what could be considered black tie. Not even the guy who set the dress code.