I know what I am implying In Stitches and you are right and wrong. I'm not saying everyone should like only what I like and as I said earlier subtle pattern matching, where you don't really notice it from a few metres away is very clever. Some of the attempts here though are just a lot of very bright items, which may theoretically match but all seem to stand out individually, which means you look from one item to another to another, not seeing an overall well blended outfit. I think this may be partly cultural - let me qualify by saying Australians in general are among the worst dressed people in the western world - the British are known for their bright bengal shirts and so on, the Americans have a preppy hangover perhaps which may be a lingering influence ... red pants, plaid jackets etc. I was in Rome a couple of years ago and it seemed virtually everybody wore a navy suit or a grey suit or a navy blazer and grey pants (there was a disturbing trend to pair it all with sneakers, albeit suede, however). To most people that's all dead boring and it is really, but the cut and fabric of a lot of it was the most eye-catching aspect which impressed me. Regarding patterns personally I stick to one if it is not all solids - say a blue and white striped shirt with navy solid tie, or a subtle small pattern tie with the rest solids. Foxx is a great example of what I'm talking about (apart from his latest tie iteration). Dress however you like but you have criticised my pics for being dull and lifeless so let me chime in when I see something which makes my eyes water please. If you are going to take constant shots at my preference, do a Google pic search for Cary Grant, regarded as the best dressed man ever by many people. Of the 100 or so pics you will see about three where his ties are not solid and apart from one they are from his very early days. Same goes for Sean Connery's James Bond in the first four movies. Even Steve McQueen in the Thomas Crown Affair. People here decry my quest for this type of "elegance" but I guess to many that means cramming as many patterns as possible into your outfits.