Classic look or too much pattern?
If you're American maybe. But not if you want to look classy and elegant in a PoW :icon_smile_wink:There is more to life than blue and white shirts.
No, that view is not at all too conservative.I but I consider myself very (too?) conservative about that sort of thing...
It's a classic pairing, but careful attention must be paid to pattern intensity, that is, how "busy" each pattern is. It's often written that it's only an issue of scale, but you can have two patterns of entirely different scale, but with the same intensity, and they will clash. And the opposite is true.Classic look or too much pattern?
To me, the university-stripe shirt is muted enough that it acts as a solid, so the POW stands out.Some POW's, including many suiting fabrics are so muted as to be almost solids. Despite being a large pattern, the geometric grid it creates often results in the intensity of a small check, with such POW's a large scale pattern will often create a pleasing harmony.