There are few men who dress well. There are fewer men who take fashion risks, and still manage to dress well. While I don't pretend to be an expert, I can offer one tip to dress well and stand out: take note of scale. Start with a shirt and jacket, but just make sure one has a print or pattern. Good so far? Rad. Now, look at the scale (size) of the print or pattern. What we want to do with a tie is create strong visual punctuation with color and size. Think of it like a racing stripe on a muscle car; it needs to pop. If you've got a micro-gingham print shirt, pick a tie with super wide, academy stripes.
Dang, look at you. While fashion should be fun, it is easy to step-up your details to create an adventurous, pulled-together look. In one afternoon, you went from stale to swagger.