I don’t know exactly how many ties I own, but it runs into three figures. How many of these do I wear with any regularity? Maybe 25.
I expect this is typical.
My current and future ties purchases are quite specifically targeted. Most generally, I’m pretty much only buying ties where the length is right for me. That means shorter than average (ca. 56”).
This holds for me as well: I like my ties right around 53 inches, so that limits me (as far as I know) to MTM or bespoke. Right now, I'm relying on Hober, but there are a few shantungs (probably 9 or 10 month appropriate here in Cape Town) and cashmeres (the other few months) that I will probably wind up trying from Exquisite Trimmings. I can wear my longer ties when I go 3-piece, but that means they get worn less as they're excluded from a 2-piece suit or sportcoat as they're too long.