This was my first tie I've ever purchased. I needed it for a series of semi-formal academic events. Ties have never fit me in the past since I'm only 5'4", but the short length was perfect. I wore it with a very light blue dress shirt and grey shirt jacket and looked very handsome. I will almost certainly buy all my future ties from here.
I wear this with a navy blazer. The fabric is softer and lighter than my other M&S ties. Great for a semi-formal party.