After 1-2 more soporific ties, I think I might be ready to branch out to something not-quite as low key but still tasteful - would this be a good example of the kind of thing to look for? http://henrycarter.com.au/products-page/ties/blue-plaid-classic-construction/
Are you from Canberra also? Noticed your location listed as nations capital. Anyway if you are and ever want to see anything in the flesh just let me know.