I face the conundrum that I'm sure many other people on this forum do as well, traditional silk ties which look great with suits are just too much for a business casual environment - in my experience it just draws a lot of weird/perplexed reactions because people think I'm either trying to impress someone or interviewing for another job. I'm not trying to impress anyone, but I'm not trying to alienate people either. Lately I'm looking more at ties which are elegant, but casual. I have a few silk knit ties which I've recently become a fan of. I'm also looking for a few good wool ties with a coarse texture - any suggestions? I recently saw these on an SF'ers blog from a store called Schoffa - but sadly they don't have them for sale on their website. The blue one in particular had me jumping up and down.