Cool, 50 degree F (10 C) morning and the first post-summer day that I wore a relatively heavy 13 ounce suit like the gray herringbone in the photo.
I've been in ten ouncers for most of the past six months, dropping down to nine ounce cloth on hot days and going up to 11 and 12 ounce stuff on days when the fog brought back memories of the old saw (erroneously attributed to Mark Twain) that a San Francisco summer was the coldest winter he ever spent. But this was my first fall suit-wearing day and, though the weight was fine in the morning and evening, the afternoon sunshine taught me that it's not quite the season for 13 ounce cloth yet.
But that wasn't all. Looking for a contrasting texture, I chose a new necktie in midnight blue Irish poplin. That worked about as well as the suit. Where a satin tie would have reflected light and livened up the look, the poplin was just too drab.
Accompanied by a blue box check shirt, black stitched cap Balmorals, and a white linen pocket square.