For all the elegance, intellectual exchange and gentlemanly poise around this place...sometimes it's at its best when most puerile.
Genuine LOL...thank you, NOBD!
I quite like that look, and agree with your observations: pinstripe (or sometimes chalkstripe or even ropestripe) with anything from a microcheck right up to a gingham (plus sometimes a bold tie too) is definitely "a thing" as you put it earlier. But, the suit typically has a very dark background (navy or charcoal), and the shoes are black. So, the focus of colour/pattern frenzy is very limited to around the tie/shirt in the small visible area between the lapels (and the suit is often enough a 3B or DB, reducing that space further). In a way, my outfit for this contest was quite influenced by that concept (though amped up more than you would typically see with the choice of a particularly large gingham, in an atypical colour).