This necktie was a gift from a friend's grandfather some Christmases ago. He had been a state legislator in his day and dressed up even in old age. A black tie can be hard to find a home for, but this tan linen double-breasted has black pinstripes which pick up the tie nicely. I know I usually say to avoid tan and black together, but as part of this combination, I think it's bold enough to work well.
White shirt and square are staid enough to keep people from getting too uncomfortable with my excesses.