i would try and buy at least a Joseph Abboud tie you can probably get one decently cheap now. In maroon or dark blue, with a very subtle pattern like pin dots or a rep stripe.
White shirt, cant really go wrong with it.
This advice is based on the idea that its your first job out of college.
I would certainly hire someone like labelking in a very specific job, lets say a job which he was speaking to very elite clientel, or a very exclusive club or something odd and off the wall where his look fits in.
probably not for the "my first job" type jobs, but i'm sure he has no interest in working in a "my first job" type low level job.
I have the same problem, i cant seem to interview for a low level job to save my life, but for the consulting job i'm working now i was hired in a heartbeat, you really have to look the part reguardless.
So if its a low level job, dont look too perfect. If its a high end job, you better look sharp! I tried interviewing for an internship when i just wore nordstroms suits and shirts and such, and i got a ton of jealous looks. One interviewer actually asked me where i bought my suit....which is not what you want to happen in an interview.
For a very high end job, they expect you are a high end person, with high end tastes, and they dont ask you where you bought your suit. Same rules apply, navy or charcoal, red or blue tie and a white shirt, but if it fits perfect, if your shoes are extremely nice, they appreciate and expect it.