I'm wondering what you southern trad types would say about scarlet ties in smooth shiny silks, like this one: I think such ties could never be CBD, and they'd look off in the Northeastern US, in pretty much any coat-and-tie context. The intensity of the color and the sheen and smoothness of the silk are just too loud to look good in the Northeast or Canada or the UK. So I recommended against them in responding to oldsmobile's post in the Red Ties thread. But how would they play in a Southern Trad setting? The South gets more sun and humidity--does that make shiny smooth ties with intense bright hues more acceptable in Southern Trad?