interesting. i thought the tie was quite rustic, very inline with the SC actually. its a wool/silk blend, and quite textured and with those "fatter" almost linen looking lines. also, the tie is really more gray than silver. the shirt maybe is a bit flat for the look, i thought it still jived. but im clearly the only one who thought it was in good taste. oh well. live and learn. well said. i look forward to your posts and what you come up with.