Ouch! I'm not surprised by the negative response to the floral ties. It's OK, I've plenty of SF-approved Sam Hober ties to replace them. However, please recall that I mentioned that my old DBs pictured above are being disposed of and replaced with newer SB suits, albeit in similar tropical beige/mustard and PoW check fabrics. So, I trust you're not objecting to the suit fabrics, which are both classic mainstays. Please note the new suits are intended for mainly tropical use in South East Asia. Anyway, thanks @in stitches for the frank feedback, much appreciated. EDIT: (Note to self: as suggested by @kulata consider Spanish white/off white/cream/stone coloured solid fabrics -- instead of the above beige/mustard fabric -- for new SB tropical/summer suit to replace the old DB on left above).