To say that we're excited about Stephen Colbert's Late Show debut tonight is an understatement. We were major fans of The Colbert Report's smart satire and witty interview style, so who better to replace the iconic David Letterman as he steps down from hosting the show for nearly 22 years? If there's one thing that rivals Colbert's comedic timing it's his sartorial savvy in choosing a sharp tie. Thus, in honor of his big night, we look back at Colbert's necktie evolution.
Is someone recalling The Official Preppy Handbook? With this bold repp tie, we certainly think so.
While we can get behind his gray pinstripe suit, we hope that he doesn't pull out this grided, pale yellow number on The Late Show.
Yes and yes to this dark blue, printed style.
Bright red is not for the faint of heart, but somehow Colbert makes it work.
This golden khaki accessory offsets his camo suit nicely.
The diamond pattern on this red tie pops with his white shirt.
During an election year, Colbert is proud to be an American in red, white, and blue!
The student outshines his teacher with this navy and white stripe tie.
Looking presidential with Barack Obama.
A medium blue hue is cool, collected, and dare we say sexy?