Boldest tie I have + wrinkled linen trousers sprezz
Pics don't seem to capture the true nature of this tie. It's a rather shiny silk reppe weave, with woven dots.
Thanks. I think.
Some good entries rolling in! For me, the most successful ones so far are those that marry an exuberant tie with an exuberant overall look. I'm a bit less fond of the looks that focus specifically on the bold tie as the sole point of interest within the look. That doesn't mean there needs to be a riot of pattern; colour works just as well to create an overall look that's consistent with the bold tie being chosen. So, for example, o/o's tie is bold but very retro-businessy, so he's gone for a stark white shirt, bright braces and a colourful square but a sober suit. Southernstyle's tie has crazy spring/summery colours so he's gone for a similarly crazy spring/summery look. The other way to create this consistency is to try to echo an archetype from the past: FlyingMonkey does this with his retro US government man abroad look, and CousinDonuts does it by pairing some more very American items together with his madras/seersucker combo.
Some of the other looks in the thread are also very nicely done, but there's a certain extra panache in the fits of the guys I mention above IMO.