Thanks for the input. As an aside, I don't look at these as a tie. More so an instead of. I have worn these with or without my Tony Lamas. I wore one with a suit once but didnt really like the result. What I have liked is good jeans, brown AE Sanfords and a sportcoat or blazer. Particularly my green Isaia coat and a couple of Zegnas. I like the mixing of quality and casual and feel good wearing it. And yes, you can add a Western hat to the ensemble, which I sometimes do. As a native Californian, I guess I appreciate the 'diversity' or whatever. While in Vegas last week, I wore this ensemble and received a very nice compliment from a waitress in a high end restaurant. I think she genuinely appreciated it and was not just angling for a better tip. Regardless, she was pretty hot and I liked it.
Also, though I haven't been able to get it to work for me, I think the following is a great regional look. Because of the 3 piece suit?
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