How to Buy a Tie Worthy of a CEO

Avoid cheap ties, or ties with cartoon characters
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Don’t go cheap--and no cartoon characters.

Cheap ties tend to look it—they have no heft and so, when you tie them, you wind up with a tiny, tight knot that looks bad. Plan on spending at least $45; if you want to spend less, consider going to a vintage clothing store that carries upscale merchandise. Along these lines, we feel compelled to say the following: avoid any form of novelty tie, including but not limited to any tie that features a company’s logo or a cartoon character. Matching tie-pocket square sets are also a bad idea.