No, not offended at all - just didn't know what it meant!
Thanks for the feedback though - did you have a different kind of tie in mind as a substitute?
Good question. I think the photo probably does not represent your suit completely accurrately, but I would say a solid color tie --maybe the green that Levoosh have on yesterday. Maybe a stipe like like Manton's --but then I think your square is giong to be off.