I am a fan of skulls on things, but not flames which are dumb. This tie has all of the skulls you want with none of the useless flames that people tend to pair with them out of incredible ignorance. The pattern looks good from a distance, and is even better close up. This tie was a present, and he enjoyed it. Or, at least, he pretended to enjoy it. I would have enjoyed it, but I did not get it for myself.