my girlfriend bought me this tie because she knows I love everything TB. I mean, it's a nice tie to look at, I just dont know how well it will fit with what I wear. Maybe I can buy an outfit to work with it, but I see this as one that will remain unused for a while. If you aren't weary of the pattern and are considiering this tie, I say go for it. TB ties are great and I love how they aren't as wide as other designers. 3.5 for the pattern being a little odd for me.