Interesting thread Ed, but I think it could be more challenging (and potentially educational for those who like all solids) if narowed down to just solids and those subbtle patterns/textures that 'disolve into a solid beyond kissing distance' as Corb recently coined it. While your examples in the OP are tasteful to me, both the striped shirt and neat tie will obviously be patterned from a couple of meters away. As such, I feel the pic in post #6 is a better example of how to succesfully pair near solids. Allowing even a single obvious pattern per fit makes this exercise kind of redundant with the CBD and Good Taste thread, especially so for the examples only showing the coat, shirt & tie. All this just IMO, of course.
Anyway, here are a few experiments with all (near) solids:
Sorry about the focus: Suit is navy nail head, shirt is an end-on-end'ish weave, tie is silk reppeFull shot of the above (Click to show)
Fresco, poplin, silk reppe
Feel free to critique or use as examples of what not
to do when pairing solids. For instance, I think the pairing of the cotton tie and shirt in pic 1 was less than successful...