I am in a bit of a conundrum and need some advice, I recently bought a new dress shirt for an upcoming event and it came with a tie, the problem being is that I dislike the tie it came with and am now having trouble finding a tie color that goes with the shirt.
Here is the shirt and the tie it came with.
I will be wearing it with black dress pants and possibly a black suit jacket, so I want to avoid a black tie, although that may be my only option.
On a complete side note, I am curious to know your opinions on clip on ties? As much as I try to tie a tie, my knot always seems large and odd looking no matter what knot I use (Full, Half, Pratt, Double.) I have a couple in the past that I have gotten looking good and have gotten compliments on, but it seems I cannot recreate the experience.
I keep hearing clip ons are noticeable and are a faux pas, but don't believe this to be entirely true, I just want to be on the safe side.
Thanks for the help in advanced.