I do like this tie, even though it borders dangerously on being one of the SPTs. Here is how I described it back on 18 October 2010 in this Classic Cravat Critique:
Tonight Brian knots up a classy
silk of plum with a subtle black pattern of stripes that, at a distance, can
double as a sort of nouveau tweed.
It's very Rat Pack, very snazzy, kind of "microphone in one hand and
highball in the other with a lot of piano riffs while I sip and nod knowingly
during the bridge." Order me a sidecar, Bri, while I visit the little
girls' room to powder my nose.