While I’ve personally reduced my wardrobe down to a variety of navy neckties, the two exceptions in my closet feature giant paisley designs on them. One is an ancient madder and the other is printed on wool challis that I picked up at Cable Car Clothiers on my last day in San Francisco. I really enjoy the look of a big, bold paisley pattern for some reason and for colder weather the wool challis printed ties pair well with tweed jackets, chunky-knitted cardigans or a navy blazer.
Ralph Lauren’s clearance sale has reduced their wool “estate” challis ties to $52.49 – about 60% off – and having handled them in stores I think they’re rather superb if you find giant paisley prints to be your taste. Unfortunately, the photos don’t really do the muted and dark tones justice.