Look, nobody likes those fat shiny ties worn by guidance counselors and the managers of big box stores. But, just as our last elections proved, overreacting to reasonable frustrations can produce terrible results. It is tough to pull off the skinny tie. That's probably why celebrities like it so much. The degree of difficulty is just so damn high. If you aren't in perfect shape, it is all the more obvious with only a sliver of fabric to distract the eye. If your shirt isn't perfectly pressed and stain free, a tiny tie can betray you. And then there's the tie itself. Roughly 10 percent of the time, a skinny tie looks slick. The rest of the time it looks like you had a Gap Kids gift card and a formal event that came up last minute.