Now, I'm thinking of other ideas... I know he primarily wears suits to work. He is a car dealer at a dealership. I also know he likes doing the whole "cool crazy socks" under his suit thing.
Do ties come in certain sizes? I was thinking about getting him a tie with matching socks. Is that good? What else can I pair with that? YOU MEN ARE SO HARD TO SHOP FOR xD
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Nix on the tie plus socks, I think. Try going for a silk tie in some color you think he likes, not what you like. Also ties with stripes that slant from left shoulder to right hip are from Europe and from right shoulder to left hip are from the US. Europe has it that way so when you need to draw on a sword, you cross the sash / stripe direction and it looks good. USA did it the other way, to protest from the way England had it back in the revolutionary war days.
If you look up color and sales you can get breakdowns like this:
Red – dominance, power, confidence, attention, sexual energy;
Black – elegance, authority, power, confidence;
White – virtue, cleanliness;
Gray – class, efficiency;
Blue – trustworthiness, seriousness, intellectuality, calmness;
Burgundy – passion, spirituality, extravagance;
Pink – upbeat attitude, health;
Yellow – alertness, optimism.
Of course, not everyone really cares about the tie color. The personality is much more important, but it's fun to have a little info on why you picked something. Have fun. Hope that helps.