A recent series of posts in WAYWRN has got me thinking about how to decide which of my old neckties must go and which ones might come back into style again. I'm starting this thread to help me figure out the difference, and what I learn from this should also, one hopes, help me choose better neckties in the future. Some ties are clearly cheap and actually look cheap, like this one, for instance, which went to Good Will some time ago: On the other hand, an SFer recently accused this of being a cheap-looking tie, and I completely disagree: And here's one that's not cheap, but no one seems to like it anyway: Under the circumstances, I'm having trouble coming up with a set of rules for deciding which ties need to be culled and which can wait until their time comes again. In fact, there might even be a third category to consider: "Ties that are perfectly acceptable in real world applications but that shouldn't make appearances in WAYWRN." Please comment here on how you decide which ties MUST go and which can hang out in storage for a while. Pictures would be greatly appreciated. Pictures of head-to-head tie comparisons would be appreciated the most.