I had posted this in the good taste thread asking of its merit of good taste and got shit on for trying, it is like I said the Holocaust never happened.
So I bring the question to this thread and would appreciate a dissection of the look.
Unless I am dead wrong, I do not find this offensive to the eyes. I know perhaps to some folks this is pushing it, and I mightn't have picked that particular tie, most likely a solid, but I do like that tie itself. However I quite like that SC and think it was a safe bet to pair with a blue shirt. In hindsight, perhaps a barrel cuff shirt would work nicer than a french cuff in this outfit.
I have a few SC with very similar patterns and I guess I am seeing what I like, but again, unless I am totally wrong, I do not see this as repulsive, I've seen much worse in my area from those who supposedly work in men's stores, keep in mind I am in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and it isn't exactly the Pitti capital of Canada.
Looks great to me. It's not a sedate look by any means, but it's very well composed. SF's attitude on dark pants might get you a little blowback, but I've never really agreed with that one anyway.