I have a question about what people thought about black neck ties. I'm currently trying to buy 3 ties to build up my wardrobe. I'm considering getting a solid navy silk tie, a dark red repp tie with white and navy stripes, and a black knit tie. My question is are black ties really all that versatile and what occasions would you honestly wear one to? Black tie (tux) events would generally be a bow tie and I'm never going to wear a black suit anytime soon so when would one actually use a black tie? Would one be worth the investment? Half the reason I'm considering a black knit tie was because I felt a black silk tie on its own was boring but a knit at least gives it texture and life. Sorry if this belongs in the small questions thread, I just felt this had enough substance to warrant a discussion since there probably isn't an overwhelmingly correct answer to it.