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I am pleased to see some fun ties re-emerging in this thread. In these two cases, I feel etb nailed the look. That kind of silk print is very much a business kind of tie, albeit a loud one. On the other hand, Sotiris' tie is what I tend to think of as an evening-out tie.
I think most people will deploy this kind of pattern most effectively if you think of it as the male equivalent of sequins on a dress. Whatever occasion a woman can wear a black dress with sequins, a man can wear that kind of tie and be utterly at home. On the other hand, I think it looks slightly out of place in what appears to be an office during the day.