I've just ordered my first Sam Hober necktie in burgundy grenadine prometeo silk with a lined four fold construction.
It's for my graduation ceremony in October, where I will be wearing a mid to dark grey suit, with a white shirt and a black academic gown with a yellow/gold hood.
Naturally, I requested a contrasting bar tack in yellow/gold to match my hood (not that anyone will see it) but it should form a nice souvenir of the occasion!
Finding a necktie colour that co-ordinates with white shirt, black gown, and yellow/gold hood was difficult (Manton's 'How to wear a white shirt' thread wrote off most possibilities) but I think the burgundy should do it while also being a colour that I will enjoy wearing in the office with grey and navy suits and blue shirts.
Can't wait for it to arrive - I'll be sure to post pics when it does.
All the best,