On a conservative background (navy suit and white shirt) I think the tie does quite well. However, not sure how good of a match that square is. I have to assume, from a distance, they'd be competing for me eye a lot. I'd also tie the tie with a dimple, but that is asinine levels of anal retentiveness.
I think this tie might also look good with earthier colors around it (think richer green or deeper grey tweed herringbones).
Thanks for the feedback, sounds like the tie isn't a lost cause. The colors are fairly true in the pic, no sheen at all, very matte type finish.
Point well taken on the square. There is a slight overlap in color with the tie which led me to give it a shot. Next time I will go with something more reserved. I don't usually think of pairing an earthier color like a green or a brown with a white shirt but may give it a shot.
I agree on the dimple.