ep: 1x01 pilot

A look at Mulder’s ties by episode should rightfully start where the show began - the pilot episode.  Our fresh faced agents were quite restrained in the pilot compared to later episodes. Maybe in those early days Mulder was trying to prove his seriousness and trustworthiness to Scully by his choice of neckwear, but quickly tired of that bullshit.  I think being a dick and lying down in the plane probably negated the necktie’s efforts anyway.