So I put some thought into this.
My initial reaction was the following picture:
It was the picture that I felt most summed me up. But that isn't the result of just the clothes, though they certainly are a factor. I think most of my suit fits are out as far as being the most "me," unless they are very casual/country suits, of which I have several. So this works in that regard. I do love me some country suits. But I like the picture more than the fit, so I opted not to go with this.
This is pretty god damned Claghornesque. Three pattern, with one resolving into solids. Shatnez jacket with patch pockets. Not quite navy jacket with gray trousers.
I remember this as being a fit that I was really comfortable with, so I included it as a possibility. I felt very much like me walking around that day. But as I recall, I had done some sartorial experimentation in the days preceding this.
My ultimate choice was this. I'm taking this over the shatnez two pictures up for a couple of reasons:
- I like texture. I love texture. The shatnez fit had none while this has it in both the pants and the tie.
- The tie is in the red/brown range, which is way more me than green. In general, there is more brown in this fit (the pants are brownish gray), and I love me some brown.
- My general look is pretty SF Uniformy. This deviates slightly.
My choice is from winter, so I don't mind a DQ; I'm in this for the discussion. An excellent challenge, Holdfast.
As to the other entrants:
upr_crust's is without flaw
I agree with the criticism about Crat's shoes.
Holdfast, your selection sort of surprised me. I know you like that pinstriped suit a lot, but when I think of you, a suit is generally not the first outfit I imagine.
Stitchy had discussed not "having a look" or a style in another thread, something which pleases him at times and vexes him at others. I'm curious what he'll do in the challenge (as should he be right, any entry of his will be a compromise...and will lead to an interesting discussion, hopefully)