The selection of one’s necktie should not be regarded as a studied scientific approach. Rather, the selection process should be an intuitive experience. The targeted necktie must be visually appeasing and satisfying to the touch. Your necktie should possess a delicate sturdiness that is capable of withstanding the rigorous repetition of the knotting ritual. Tight stitching. Beautiful texture. Firm weight. All these attributes are what affords a necktie an excellent “hand”. Check out some ties at a reputable men’s department versus a not so reputable one. See the difference?