My young grandson dressed up for Christmas in a blue cardigan, blue striped oxford shirt, grey corduroys, and a blue and red striped tie. He looked fantastic so I bought similar clothes so we could be "twins". The tie I bought was a cheap one and I didn't like it. But then I saw this tie and said "That's the one!" (not sure why I didn't go to Mountain and Sackett the first time because this is my favorite supplier of ties). The textile for this tie has a very rich feel and look. The navy and red are not garish but still stand out. A very tasteful tie.