- Jan 2, 2013
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What I like about that outfit is precisely the expert way in which he balances the garish tie (which would look awful in isolation) with equally garish pants (ditto), thus creating a harmonious whole. I also like the way the greyness of the sport coat acts as a neutral medium -- a "bridge," if you will -- between the purple and the yellow. Navy wouldn't fill that function nearly as well. My sole issue with this combination is that I think the sport coat looks a bit nappy, which jars decidedly with the summery spirit of the other pieces.
As for looking like he's trying too hard. Well, yes, you don't exactly fly under the radar with an outfit like this, but if you're in the creative industry, and you're a chill guy with some self-distance, I think this look is fine.