Hmmmm, I do not think grey POW would go well as a SC. Anyways, I didn't mean loud, just bigger scale of checks.
Example (this is suit, not a SC):
I guessed u meant opposite of 'subtle and sober' i.e. loud. Is that ^^^ POW ? Hard to tell, but looks like a box check. I have two grey POW suits, and the lower contrast, smaller scale gets more wear. I like the 'pattern up close, solid from a distance thing'.
Sure, that would work. Fox's cream-colored "cricket-white" flannel would pair pretty well. Burgundy and cream was, I believe, the livery of the old Midland Railway in the early 20th Century, in the UK.
We shall see.
I was always under the impression that it was Plinius Maior who said that.
Actually it is almost identical pattern as the suit Mr. @upr_crust is wearing today (sorry for shamelessly stealing the photo). And that just made me make up my mind.
Thank you, this is very helpful.