Great neckties are hard to come by. Chintzy ties with a prerecorded tune are common winter gifts. You want dapper ties that exclaim to others how you are a debonair gentleman. The best ties can be minimalist or histrionic. The ones that’ll knock your socks off are the ones that feel good. A great tie is the opposite of a corporate noose. You feel comfortable, in control, and refreshed—like someone just (metaphorically) poured a scalding cup of coca-infused coffee over your retinas.
Solid Jaspe Silk Tie
This one is $49.50. It comes in green, red, and blue. It’s a part of the Brooks Brothers’ Red Fleece Collection.
THE RED FLEECE COLLECTION mixes classic preppy style with a
modern sensibility, featuring an updated fit with slimmer proportions—while still
emphasizing comfort. This youthful take reflects the same attention to quality
and detail that has defined Brooks Brothers for more than 200 years. (Brooks Brothers)
GG Pattern Silk Tie
At $220, this Gucci tie comes with “complimentary two-day shipping.” It comes in navy blue, sky blue, and black. The pattern will mesmerize those around you.
POLO RALPH LAUREN Knit Silk Tie
Knitted ties have always seemed foreign to my eyes, like a bolo (shoestring) tie. A casual-looking piece of fabric that does, in fact, need some type of introduction to the conversation, lest you divide my attention. They look nifty, in a knitted way. Everyone should try one of these on, if not just for the New Age feel. This one is $95.
LANVIN Velvet & Silk Satin Necktie
At $140, this looks like a tie that you would wear while walking down the red carpet. The velvet feel transforms you into Barney Stinson wearing a pajama suit.
J. Crew American Wool Tie
This tie is $59.50. It comes in one color: black. It comes in one size: “one size.”
This dapper tie is made with fabric from the American Woolen Company in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, which has woven textiles for some of the finest Italian mills. Fun fact: The tie is handmade in New York City’s Long Island City. (J. Crew)
This one is a $19.99 novelty necktie. Who doesn’t want a tie to match the feel and look of one’s shoes? For being a cheap tie, it is supposedly a good tie (according to the reviews). Did we mention that it’s leather?
Ermenegildo Zegna Quindici Medallion Silk Tie
This tie is awesome. It’s a blue-kaleidoscope-looking masterpiece of a tie that would go well with anyone’s neck. You put this on and you become an urbane warrior in a suit: John Wick. Not quite, but—between John Wick and a building being fumigated—you’d be somewhere around John Wick. This great addition to your wardrobe is $295.
This WildTies® novelty piece is only $35, and that’s awesome. Who doesn’t love the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji? Plaster one on your chest.
Dise Paisley Silk Tie
The only color this tie comes in is navy. That’s right. No black. They’re living on the edge. It’s a floral tie that’s very dark, so it doesn’t look too floral. This tie gets to the root of the floral conundrum by making it midnight. This one is $99.
Dunhill Carbon Fibre Woven
This tie comes in at $175. They describe their tie as a “[m]ulberry silk woven tie in navy. Carbon fibre-inspired design.” Blue takes the saltiness out of a room. No hard feelings when you crush your business opponents whilst wearing this tie.
Stefano Ricci Crystal Pleated Silk
At $550, this tie is going to do one of two things, wreck your wallet or not even put a dent in it. This is the kind of tie you’d see in an Eyes Wide Shut scenario. You’re surrounded by mega-yuppies and aristocrats and someone taps you on the shoulder, and you realize you’re biting off more than you can chew. That kind of a tie.