If you get the midnight, get the piccolo. It's slightly lighter than the fina midnight, which is a little dark. That's funny, I look at ties the exact same way. When I look at Shibumi, Vanda, Henry Carter, etc., I always look at whether there is something special or unique enough about the tie to justify purchasing it instead of a comparable Hober (if there is one). As Hober's selection of Macclessfields has dwindled, it's getting easier to look elsewhere, though.