Today we borrow an image from the gallery of French designer Marc Guyot to illustrate how easily even the best dressers can fall into the trap of over-coordination. Here, shirt, necktie, pocket square and sweater coordinate with the overcheck in the suit and the undoubtedly attractive result looks as if the wearer is trying too hard.
Trying too hard flies in the face of the best dressing tradition, where the idea is to spend the time necessary to look as though no time's been spent at all. After all, it's not difficult to avoid the trap of over-coordination. Change an element in the ensemble in the photo to an unrelated color - a necktie with a rose ground perhaps - and our gaze would not linger.