I think you could sell the tie quite easily with that photo – is it for sale? 🙂 I like how the background goes really well with the subject, but stays very much the background. Also, +1 on the 1:1 aspect ratio. My only comments would be that the two sleeves are not identical (you can see the shirt only on the right arm) and that the left thumbnail needs a bit of scrubbing/manicure to make it perfect.
Maybe reducing the highlights a bit? It probably won’t really help the blown portion of the thumb of the right hand, but I think that it will give the colored lines on the tie more texture, especially those on the top.
I’m not exactly a fan of the intensely saturated look (in the hands especially). Makes me not exactly trust how the picture represents the color of the tie. Nice composition though. Love the high-contrast look as it matches the ritzy style.
Much better, for sure! Nice colors. Hands and white cuffs seem oddly dark to me, but perhaps you edited it that way to emphasize the tie. Attached is a slightly brightened version. Certainly don’t want to wash out colors in the tie though.