Hi, everyone. This is my first post, and while my sartorial splendor pales in comparison to many of yours, I'd like to request some advice on formal attire. I'm currently a student at university and have been invited to a "formal" dance that requires khakis paired with a white dress-shirt. (I know many of you take issue with khakis, but I didn't make the rules.) What do you recommend for neckwear? I have blue eyes, so I was thinking that a blue tie would be appropriate. Any suggestions? What do you guys think about something like this (it's fitting for the season, no?): http://www.bluefly.com/pages....9800149 I'm also on a student budget, so I'm afraid that I'll have to compromise style for economy. Perhaps you can recommend some general guidelines (vis-a-vis stripes, etc.) that will lead me towards a timeless--yet fashionable--tie that is fitting for spring weather. Thanks in advance.