I disagree about the tie. The textural difference breaks up the monotony of the worsted suit with the rather formal shirt and keeps up with the break in pattern and scale that the tie also provides. It certainly takes center stage within the outfit, but that's not necessarily a bad thing - especially since it doesn't do so in a gaudy or overpowering way. The rest moves to compliment around it and fits with it. While this isn't a description of the orchestral harmony that is often sought after, orchestras often feature soloists for specific pieces, and within a greater context it's more than likely just fine.
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)..