I like every individual piece of clothing in the photo but black ties with navy jackets (and navy ties with black jackets) are a personal pet peeve, I feel navy and black *rarely* go well together. In my view a midnight blue grenadine would have been more striking and coherent.
@Thomas – I guess it could accommodate a larger know. Full Windsor maybe? But at what point do “the rules” just become restrictive to personal style and taste. Need to leave some room for the individual!