I hate neck ties in general, but love these specifically.
If you have to wear a tie, these strong gorgeous silk ones called Quindici by Ermenegildo Zegna are absolutely beautiful.
At a retail price of $285 each at Nordstrom's, they are not cheap, but what a powerful and confident accent for any formal outfit.
These are all for me! ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)