Thank you for the comments. The shirt, on Friday, is blue not lavender. Thursday's tie is a dark blue. I agree that this tie is "severe". I packed in haste for an out of town trip and grabbed this tie. Normally, I wear a light blue and brown, wool, striped tie with this suit. Never considered a pink shirt with this tie. I think that this is an excellent suggestion. Thanks.
1/23/16 at 1:49pm