I would agree. Other than that it's a pretty nice fit. You really are learning something, good buddy.
mimo - so cute.
JLopez - Great start to 2014.
Thanks guys. I agree, it wouldn't have been my first choice on the colour, but I liked the texture and I felt something like this would add to my tie collection rather than take away from it!
Purple is not my first choice for color in ties, something a bit more dandyish about it, but try it with a brown sports coat if you have one, just to see how the colors go together.
edit: or with navy, as stitches says. But brown might surprise you (a richer brown in this case).