You know, I'm not a big fan of black neckties. Still, they do have their place, and not just at funerals. I think the sweater pictured would work well with a nice black tie, and wearing grey chinos doesn't do anything to take away from that.
Because chinos are relatively casual pants, and tie-with-sweater tends to be more casual than tie-with-suit, I'd go with a more casual black necktie. Say, a black silk knit. It'd cost you $15 from The Tie Bar - http://www.thetiebar.com/categoryPages/All_Ties.asp?pg=0&categoryIds=31,62,67&optionValueIds=
Not saying that black's the only good choice. Just that it's a choice worth considering.
Hey, thanks for the response. Actually I'm really not a fan of black ties either, are there any other colors you think would look good?