I've learned that you should have a solid white or black tie on funerals, depending on how close you are related to the person who's died. Now, I have neither of these ties, so I'm looking to buy a white tie preparing myself for the "worst case scenario". I've found it difficult to find solid white or black quality ties at a good price, therefore I'm considering a Benjamin jacquard pattern white tie from eHaberdasher. To me, the floral-like pattern would be an expression of respect to the dead, just as you might want to put some flowers on the coffin during the funeral. After all, the most important thing should be thoughtfulness, right? In that case I find a subtly patterned quality white tie, carefully chosen and not randomly selected, much better than e.g. a cheap low-quality solid white tie from some local mall. What do you guys think? EDIT: just realized that the 3.5" width seems a lot. This Corneliani tie is 3 1/8" which is better, but what about the pattern?