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Thought I might juxtapose these two fits by way of illustrating a menswear "rule" which occasionally causes some confusion: avoiding "matchy-matchy" tie/PS combos.
MV's combo simply breaks the rule.
UC's effort is kinda matchy-matchy too. So why did it garner more than fifty thumbs?
A whole lot of reasons why. First and foremost, because the patterns of tie and square are markedly different. One is a large neat, the other appears to be a kind of paisley with a solid border.
Second, because each item has at least one colour not found in the other.
Thirdly, because the shared colours are tertiary (i.e. they contain a mixture of all three primary colours), and therefore not so harsh on the eye.
Fourthly, because the small-scale pattern of the suit jacket creates its own visual interest, balancing the activity of tie and square.
And of course, UC's outfit as a whole shows great attention to detail. Perfect fit; great shirt collar; classic Neapolitan cut of the jacket shoulders and lapels.
Anyway MrVenneri, welcome to SF. Your gracious response to a trenchant critique of your first fit was exemplary. Look forward to seeing your future efforts.
This is a useful analysis, but I think UC's photography is just excellent, which triggers a reactive thumbs up from me anyway.