Your tie is nice, a contender for awesome. Clarinet's was almost awesome but outdone by the awesomeness of his suit. ElDuderino's tie was out-awesoming the rest of his kit, and certainly a borderline contender for awesomeness. But more awesome, and incontrovertible contenders for purely tie-based awesome, are clearly in demand.
I'm not sure there were many "ugly" ties out there. Even Holdfast's tie isn't really inherently ugly, just unfortunately juxtaposed perhaps. Well OK, it was a bit ugly. But not ugly ugly.
Then again, I have some shark skin saddles, on dull AE lasts, with green laces. Me and ugly have a weird romance sometimes.
Do carry on. Sorry.