I'm in LA.
So about a year ago, I was watching The Dark Knight. I wore something that vaguely reminded me of the Joker. A year later, I decided to wear something slightly more blatantly Joker-referential, but I'm not sure if it worked any better.
Above, green corduroy blazer: delia's. Light pink thermal: Old Navy, gift. White shirt: Christian Dior, brother's. Necktie: Young Man's Fancy, thrifted. Vest: Nordstrom Rack. Jeans: Levi's via Costco + DIY. Socks: gift. Shoes: Payless.
While I don't know if Robert Talbott is the same one as the Robert Talbott of Robert Talbott & Audrey Talbott, who still make neckties, among other things, I do know that the name "Young Man's Fancy" comes from Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem "Locksley Hall," some of which I have snippeted for your reading pleasure, because my ability to make up words should assure you of my refined literary tastes.
Many a night I saw the Pleiads, rising thro' the mellow shade,
Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled in a silver braid. (9 – 10)
Love took up the glass of Time, and turn'd it in his glowing hands;
Every moment, lightly shaken, ran itself in golden sands.
Love took up the harp of Life, and smote on all the chords with might;
Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, pass'd in music out of sight. (31 – 34)