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21 Ties the Guy on Your List Will Actually Be Excited to Wear

Striking colors and luxurious textures make these ties anything but boring.
IMAGE BROOKS BROTHERS, BURBERRY, IKE BEHAR
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Ties get a bad rap as a default, boring gift for guys, but giving (or getting) a tie doesn't have to feel like a lazy letdown. Ties are one of the stand-out statement-making accessories of the men's fashion world, so the key to choosing one that won't require your giftee to feign excitement is simple: don't choose a boring, blasé tie. Whether it's a dynamic color, a playful pattern, or a luxe, sophisticated fabric, these ties are sure to please.

Azalea Lighthouse Dots Tie

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SHOP NOW: The Tie Bar, thetiebar.com, $19.00

A punchy plum color and a mix of two different polkadot styles give this tie a fashion-plate feel without being too out of the box for a conservative office. 

Solid Silk Tie

SHOP NOW: NORDSTROM MEN'S SHOP, nordstrom.com, $49.50

A classic navy silk tie is the little black dress of the tie world—every well-stocked closet needs one.

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Manston Check Silk Tie

SHOP NOW: BURBERRY, nordstrom.com, $190.00

Burberry's signature check pattern gives this tie a dose of dynamism that's still appealingly classic for the traditionalist.

Rubinacci Knitted Silk Tie

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SHOP NOW: Rubinacci, mrporter.com, $105.00

The cool knitted texture makes this option a standout from the sea of standard red silk ties.

Daybreak Windowpane Cotton Tie

SHOP NOW: THE TIE BAR, nordstrom.com, $19.00

The subtle, wide-weave look and macro windowpane pattern of this cotton tie will convert even the most pink-skeptical.

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Circle & Dot Silk Tie

SHOP NOW: TED BAKER LONDON, nordstrom.com

For men who like substance with their style, this rich navy tie, accented by orange dots is sure to hit the spot thanks to a wealth of textures and colors revealed by the shifting light.

Triangle Print Silk Tie

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SHOP NOW: Giorgio Armani, saksfifthavenue.com, $91.87

Modern types will appreciate the edgy touch provided by this triangle printed pewter tie.

Repp Slim Tie

SHOP NOW: Brooks Brothers, brooksbrothers.com, $79.50

A slender gold and burgundy striped tie is preppy perfection.

Medallion Silk Tie

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SHOP NOW: DAVID DONAHUE, nordstrom.com, $115.00

The typical dot pattern gets an update with medallions and diamonds on this sage green tie.

Brooks Brothers Repp Tie

SHOP NOW: Brooks Brothers, brooksbrothers.com, $79.50

Wide-spaced stripes make an impact while still letting the rest of his outfit stand out.

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Norton Dot Silk Tie

SHOP NOW: NORDSTROM MEN'S SHOP, nordstrom.com, $49.50

Silver-blue dots catch the light, adding a metallic luxuriousness to this otherwise understated red tie.

Grey Barberis Wool Biella Tie

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SHOP NOW: The Tie Bar, thetiebar.com, $35.00

Guys who prefer their look a little more subdued can still get a dash of interest from the wool texture of this neutral checked tie.

Navy Moody Florals Tie

SHOP NOW: The Tie Bar, thetiebar.com, $19.00

Daring types will love this fun rose print, while those just dipping their toes in the print end of the pool will be drawn in by its classic navy palette.

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Microdot Silk Tie

SHOP NOW: ETON, nordstrom.com, $145.00

A purple-hued microdot pattern transforms what might otherwise seem like a standard silk tie into a stylish accompaniment for any outfit.

Cotton Necktie

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SHOP NOW: bonobos.com, $98.00

The nautically-inclined are sure to love this subdued yet statement-making coral printed navy and powder blue tie.

Andrus Silk tie

SHOP NOW: NORDSTROM MEN'S SHOP, nordstrom.com, $39.75

It's all about the texture in this red silk tie, which adds depth and interest for even the most conservative tie guys.

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Giugno Bird Print Silk Tie

SHOP NOW: SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, nordstrom.com, $127.30

The hallmark of any fashionable outfit is that it makes you look twice–and the subtle bird print of this sunny silk tie will certainly do just that.

Floral Silk Tie

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SHOP NOW: Corneliani, saksfifthavenue.com, $105.00

For those who aren't quite ready to commit to a full-on floral, this gunmetal grey tie has the very subtlest of flowers.

Orange Paisley Silk Tie

SHOP NOW: Ike Behar, saksfifthavenue.com, $70.87

This stand-out orange and blue paisley pattern is a guaranteed compliment-getter.

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Navy Formal Velvet Tie

SHOP NOW: The Tie Bar, thetiebar.com, $19.00

Formal occasions don't have to mean ho-hum dressing; mix things up with an unexpected fabric in a classic color like this navy velvet tie.

Light Blue Radiation Plaid Tie

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SHOP NOW: The Tie Bar, thetiebar.com, $19.00

Bring a punch of warm-weather color to a subdued suit with this preppy, pastel plaid.

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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