Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff
I meant similar pattern or brand.
There's a lot more copying from the bottom up. And, if the CEO notices every one of the VPs are wearing Hermes, he might switch to Victoria Richards.
Very well illustrated in the film "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying"
The only way a CEO would wear one of those ties would be that he grew up with a father who did not know how to dress, or was of a certain lower class, and that he did not spend any time acquainting himself with proper dress as he was making his way up the ladder. Maybe he was a deadhead and saw this as an haute Jerry Garcia tie. That would be the other reason. Nothing wrong with these things, but the tie screams a lack of propriety.