I've been looking to buy one for a good friend (I'm anticipating that he's getting hired by a very good firm he's interviewing for, hope I don't jinx it!). Unfortunately, I don't see a very good selection online. I think his friends would look askance if he wore a tie with the motif of a man riding a little dolphin on it, or a bunny. Maybe when he's the CEO he can wear whimsical ties but until then... Also, none of the more sedate designs struck me either, a lot of the patterns seemed too busy. Is there a much wider selection in the boutiques or is this about it? And is this pretty representative of Hermes ties? I guess I'm a real American, I can't get used to anything that's not club stripes. Thanks!