Around 50. Trying to focus on top quality these days and textured fabrics other than silk like cashmere, wool and linen. Most recent purchases have also been on the simpler side of the design spectrum. This is me too. Exactly. I am generally a conservative person; given that I am also a clothes horse I plan to keep adding to my tie collection when I find good deals on classic, quality ties. Ties are a very cost effective way to keep your wardrobe fresh and I don't think I would consider myself to have too many until I aquired well over 100.