I’m generally all about color (and bright ones at that) and artsy and creative patterns, but every now and then a good old fashioned “conservative” necktie is just what you are needing (think job interview or the occasional funeral or other “somber” event — not that I always prescribe to or agree with this way of thinking). This particular necktie embraces the hearty earth tones with a hint of pale blue (the sky?) an would obviously pair best with my brown or beige suit and any number of my brown and beige toned shirts as well (and my ivory and my white shirts, of course) . I could even make a strong case for my pale blue shirt to compliment this tie — there is just enough blue in the background to be able to make it work quite nicely. Not that I was worried in the least. I dare say that I have enough variety in the colors of my shirts to be able to find a match for any necktie in existence.