that was what I was going for..I wanted to break away from the monotony of the conservative business outfit (which is my uniform at work)..I know its risky wearing Wool ties in the summer.. but I wanted to add some texture without taking away from the outfit.. like I said earlier I was not to keen on the tie with the suit.. but said what the heck and went with it.. no one even noticed and I got a lot of compliments on the tie ( dont know if that is a good thing or a bad thing)..
One of my favorite ties to wear in the summer is a bright orange unlined six-fold cashmere I bought from Ed. I especially like it as things move towards - but not yet into - autumn because of the seasonal connotation for the cashmere even though the color makes it a distinctly non-winter tie. I also have a wool/linen gun club check that I bought from Vanda before they were Vanda that is light enough to wear whenever I want - provided that it's appropriate to the rest of things. The dryness of both really appeals to me here in Texas because it's rather non-reflective, and our sun here is at least as bright as the one in your pictures. Silk ties often glare unless they're exceedingly matte.
All of this really makes me think that I should invest in a shantung(sp?) to try things out as perhaps a midground, but I've not gotten around to it yet.