A Conversation for Neckties


Post 1


The necktie certainly does seem to be dying out. The move to informality in all places, including the workplace, has put one of the final nails in the coffin.

I think this is to be lamented. Because everything is informal there is less of an occasion when going out - people all seem to waer the same 'casual uniform' no matter the event or time of day.

I still wear a tie because:
1. I like to separate my work activity from my social activity
2. I believe that my clients expect me to look as though I know what I'm talking about - I'm not sure that could be achieved with a pair of jeans and a T-shirt
3. I still like that sense of occasion when I go out for dinner etc. I don't do it every day and I want to emphasis the special nature of what I'm doing.

And yes, I wear a bow-tie. Bow-tie's are at the very edges of existence,; I think neck-tie's are heading in the same direction, unfortunately.

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