I assume that you really love the tie as you do not mention the option of returning it. If you are not in love with the tie return it.
It's something of a memento. I bought the tie when shopping with a friend. Said friend and I are several thousand miles apart, and the store is by them. Perhaps I've created my excuse to visit again. I thought that it might be bad luck as well, but I don't have as much experience with the wovens.
You need to have 50 ties at least if you dont want to use them.
I agree, and I'm getting there. The question is, how often will I need to replace each of the 50? Part of my goal in dressing better is to prove that it is not that much more expensive to dress well as to dress average. If you run the numbers (my professional titles have been things like "budget manager") I have a higher upfront cost with quality clothing, but it should even out over time. To give one example, when I moved from cotton dockers to wool trousers, I saved about $60-$80 a month in laundry service as I no longer need my pants pressed every day. That's real money, especially when you extend it out over the lifetime of the pants. Also, assuming proper care, those trousers will last far longer, which also equals a much lower cost of ownership. After my success with trousers and shirts, I've moved on to suitings. With the fraying of my tie, it caused me to ask if there is a value proposition to the waistcoat. And here I am.