The gingham necktie does not receive its fair share of respect in my opinion. Indeed, it is a rarely seen pattern these days and that is surely something to be remedied, for a silver, gray and ivory gingham combines beautifully with navy suits.
Now here it must be qualified that the pattern must be a certain size. Eschew the small, discreet check in favor of a bolder version, emulating in this respect the man emerging from the motor car in the photo. For in a smaller scale gingham might be confused with a wedding tie check, and that is not the idea.