Hello, In my opinion, Radicaldog
posted a pretty damn good answer: "Good quality expensive ties look expensive close-up, but only to those who know something about clothes. It's the weight of the silk, the quality of the weave (e.g. if it has no black background) or of the print, the way they hold the knot, etc. But most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Some Hermes, Gucci and Ferragamo patterns are quite recognisable as such by more people, but not by most. If you don' want logos beware of those Hermes ties with the 'H' disguised as a geometric or equestrian pattern." Your question is indicative of a fundamental problem, why would you want someone to know that your tie was expensive? The reason I say this, is because just because something is expensive, does not mean that it is stylish, of good quality, or anything else. It's true that what a man wears can say a lot about him, but not everything. If you want an expensive tie, go and buy a bright orange one from Hermes...and like the previous poster said..."leave the price tag on". That's what people do with Air Jordans, it's ridiculous. My advice would be that you wear something that you feel comfortable in, looks good on you, and goes well with your skin tone and the rest of your outfit. I know you didn't say this, but your self confidence in how you dress, should not be based on the price of your items. Many things that are very fashionable are derived from inexpensive lineages. (think military boots or something like that) Good luck.
Below I have posted a photo, of some of my favorite vintage ties. From left to right: Valentino, Private Tailor, Saks, Dior. BTW. This is my first post...I am glad to be part of your forum...and Happy Holidays to all of you!!! http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_z1W43thtEW...s1600/ties.JPG
*My name is listed as "notalwaysrig[t]", because this is my opinion, and I'm not always right.