I tell you this, leaving SF aside, and talking more generally about what's in fashion, printed ties are going to come back in a BIG way over the next two years. And I don't mean small-scale neats, I mean those mid-size geometrics from the mid-90s and those really large-scale prints from the early 90s (copies/derivatives of the fabled Hermes "scarf ties"). Basically, the kinds of prints SF hates. I bet that you're going to see a lot of them appearing in shops over the next few years. My reasoning is firstly the 20yr fashion cycle, but more importantly, printed women's dresses are really big at the moment and men's fashion will catch that trend up soon. You can see harbingers of this already: Paul Smith has a few, Drakes has loads e.g 1, 2, 3, 4. All those are on nature themes (animals, florals, etc), but I sense that mid-scale (and maybe even large-scale) abstract geometrics will also make a comeback.
It kind of annoys me, because then my kind of ugly tie will be everywhere and I'll have to wear sedate ties until the trend dies back down again. But I''ll use it as a chance to stock up.
Anyone wanting to get ahead of the trend should scoop up nicer examples on eBay/etc now, while prices are still cheap.
I could see myself wearing some of these drake's florals when attending summer weddings, though.
That's how it starts....
That's all we needed to hear. Let's get him sectioned Holdfast!
And this is how it ends! Someone call an AMHP and let's get it done.
Seriously though, the florals/nature prints are definitely on an upswing at the moment. Pre-hype sort of slow boil stage. Give it a year or two and we'll see many more. Then they'll get larger scale. And then we'll get the really big prints back again for a while. They won't be used in the same way as they were in the 90s, with relatively formal outfits, but more with casual tailored items and even in more urban outfits. Everything old is new again; it's really a rehash of the 70s echoing via the 90s into an updated version today. Give it a year or three to bubble up.