If you are thinking about buying yourself or anybody else a tie this Christmas make sure it is a matt tie. When I say matt, what I mean is non-shiny, so no silk or bright reflective threads. Think Dermot O'Leary on the X-Factor, solid blocks of tactile weaved/knitted wool or cashmere. It takes the neck-tie to a new place of refined understatement rather than look at me jockey silks.
n.b. Don't buy anything too thick as this will have a negative effect on the knot and we certainly don't like big knots.
Topman - Harris Tweed Brown Check Tie - £16
Band of Outsiders - Knitted Tie - £94.95
E.Tautz - Handmade in London Wool Tie - £95