Although we already covered the Joker’s costume garments in order of chronological appearance in the movie, I’ll briefly mention the various ties the Joker wore throughout the film.
He wore three “traditional” neck ties: first the red one with white dots as Jack Napier, then a purple/green striped one as the Joker (LARPing as Jack Napier), and finally a purple one with multicolor diamond-shaped embellishments for his surprise visit to Vicki Vale’s.
Here are some excellent auction photos, in which some of the subtleties of the latter necktie are more clearly observable (although neither Jack Napier or the Joker ever wore this particular costume ensemble in the film).
The Joker wore two (or perhaps three) different bow ties: a purple one with green dots that he wore with his smoking jacket and again later for the photo-cutting and brief factory scenes, a looser and poofier purple one with smaller green dots, and another we didn’t get a good look at due to the dark lighting and brevity of the scene.
And finally, he wore four different Victorian-ish ties: a poofy purple one we never got to see in detail, his teal/green “art gallery” green tie, and his iconic teal/green (silk?) dotted tie with large green dots he wore during the parade and cathedral scenes.
(He actually wore four, if you include the black one with white dots he wore with his one-off daytime costume.)
Here are a couple auction photos of the teal/green silk “climax” cravat, although there may be little to no further information to be gleaned from them …
On the other hand, several exquisite auction photos of the Joker’s art gallery/museum tie were provided in an auction listing!
As you can see, the Joker’s “art gallery” tie has a surprising sheen to it, considering how matte it looked in the film – perhaps it was comprised of silk or polyester fibers?
Furthermore, it also had a surprisingly pronounced weave, which plays tricks on the eyes … at some angles it looks like a polyester cavalry twill, but at others it looks more like a spandex knit fabric of some kind – neither of which are particularly likely for a necktie/cravat!
Here are some lovely costume display photos, in which one can compare the “art gallery” tie color against the green shirt (even though again, the Joker never wore this particular costume ensemble in the film).
Special thanks again to Paul Wares for the photos!
And in another costume display photo (again provided by Paul Wares), one can compare the Joker’s “art gallery” tie to his waistcoat in greater detail than in the film itself: