^^ Fair points both. I can see why striped ties have that particular association as they're in current use as regimental labels. But no more than they are for schools or cricket clubs. I think I'd avoid wearing one with a blue blazer and grey trousers for looking too much like part of a touring sports team, and if you added in Hush Puppies (as if!), maybe airline ground staff or a security guard. But with something a little different, it's a nice change: I like mine with my soft-shouldered grey DB and suede shoes...very un-military, just fun.