Originally Posted by mmkn
. . . needs the pocket square though.
Bruttalita, o stupidita. Non e eleganza, d'avvero.
I think that this issue, as in many things here, comes down to fit. If your suit fits well, and you look like you chose the suit as the best of many options, you can wear it tieless. If your suit does not fit, or you wear a suit because it forgives the figure nature gave you better than anything else in your wardrobe, you'll look bad without the tie.