Ok- Kristen said go with the $3.75 tie- I tend to agree, but I could never tell Matt it was $3.75. I bought a tie online the other night (see above) but it isn't solid and isn't as formal as a solid but the dots are so small it may still look solid. First thing Matt says is "What brand is it?". A discussion about snobbery and my willingness to wear Target clothes ensues! He says it's about quality. Guess what- it's one night, he will never have to wear it again...but what do I know?