No one in the family went to Auburn, but it is the team they root for. Big Auburn fans. My DH loves Auburn too, but he didn't own a tie with royal blue and orange. And no, she didn't offer to pay. DH's dad had a suit coat that fit my DH and it was black. He wore that and we were glad we didn't go to the trouble of buying something he would never use for 5 min of wear when he would be coordinated with the other men. Like I said, it didn't even matter because we couldn't do the graveside service due to rain.