So this is news to me. Hidden under "Sales" on Nordstrom.com is a link to The Rack! I thought I'd share since I've never seen it mentioned here.
The Men's section is totally disorganized but there are some awesome high end brands here on pretty good discounts (just like the store itself). Unfortunately I couldn't find much (not even underwear! or used socks!) in my size. Free shipping and free returns, you can also return to a local Nordstrom Rack. They have Bonobos, Levis Made and Crafted, Cucinelli, Armani, and a lot more (including a ton of crappy printed tees). No shoes though, which really stinks.
By the way, as far as I can tell, these are a lot of the leftovers from the holiday men's sale that have just been moved from that section to the Rack. I was following that Gitman tie and it just moved to the Rack area recently. I believe that the prices are the same as the final sale prices from early January as well.
I was having the same debate before I chose neither. I really like the wool knit tie, and if you're in a place where it's cold for more of the year than where I live, I'd go for it. It's a great price on a wool knit tie by a good brand. On the other hand, the Gitman tie is a cotton number, and while it no doubt looks good, I think you could get something similar for a bit cheaper (maybe even one of those Stafford Made in USA chambray-type ones Joe pictured).