Thanks, I'll look at this book again and see what can be added.
I think the pairing also comes down to personal cultural aesthetic background i.e. what is most readily available in the mindset. Solid shirt is no brainer, but I would opt first for a properly scaled, as you say, stripe. and pants with a bit of yellowish beige color in them. the tie is a bit of a rogue element. Bear in mind that I don't wear handkerchiefs , all shoes are dark in color and sans embellisment, and no pentagram earrings or nose piercings, so even a mixture of elements won't become so overloaded. But in the best world this would be worn sans tie with a BD. The best BD: a striped poplin, not that wacky American oxford cloth
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