I adore ties on both men and women. The only problem I have with ties is the act of tying one. I spent an hour online Googling instructional pictures and video tutorials the other day for that job faire I went to.
The Half-Windsor Knot is supposedly the easiest style to tie, but I still failed.
This guide looks simple enough, but I just sat in front of my computer for a good 15 minutes before I moved onto YouTube.
I'll figure it out one day.