No he's not. I am.
More specifically, nobody is right. Or wrong. Some ties are truly hideous. Some are SF-approved. And some are fine, but not liked here. Hal Freeman's tie is fine, but it's not going to get a lot of traction here, simply because of herdthink.
I couldn't give a fuck about herdthink and I think that tie is fine. Not only that - it's absolutely the right tie for the rest of Hal's outfit.