Word. Will go with this type of more substantial shoe with future fits in the realm of this one. Need some actual chinos/brown pants of some sort too. Wondering
I think the difference is:
A) Most people would consider that tie pretty bad, but they thumbed it because:
B) The context of how it was worn - with a navy suit and light blue gingham shirt
C) The photo quality/framing of the tie
D) It was worn in a "bold tie" FC.
I like bold ties, but the proportions, colours and balance have to be right. There is too much going on in this tie:
Very light colours, probably only suitable with really light coloured spring/summer ensembles. A very small, intense & asymmetric pattern, which makes the tie almost "crawl" when you look at it.
Then again, it may all be my personal taste.
It wouldn't be fun if there wasn't an element of personal taste in all of it. I do think it's better in the first fit for sure - and context is everything. But I appreciate the rundown of what made it tough on your lookers. I do find it's a difficult tie to actually choose to put on, and more than agree that it's a spring/summer affair by its very nature. Polarizing piece of cotton!
Yep, makes sense to me. A lot more going on in the new one though I'm not sure exactly where the contrast was in relation to the first fit, since effectively they are both blue shirt and navy jacket. Interesting!
, I love that floral tie!
Confirmation bias fistbump!