The tie is a complete non sequitur, doesn't coordinate with anything else in the fit, and IMO ruins the whole look. Besides being ugly in its own right. A solid tie in a coordinating color, or even no tie at all, would have been much better. I'd live this ensemble sans tie - or maybe with a navy grenadine? The tie may not be the right one, but no tie at all would be a thousand times worse. Jacket+open-necked-shirt = UGH! But I'm talking to a brick wall, I feel, on this matter.