6 good reasons to ditch the necktie

  • By Phyron
  • Dec 4, 2023
  •  – 2 min read

Saturday morning, so no time for the serious stuff … or, what can be more serious than a businessman in a coat and tie with a classic Windsor knot? But ... seriously? What have we men been up to since the fashion-conscious French fell in love with the way the Croats tied their scarves during the Thirty Years war ... way back in the 1700s? I can think of at least six good reasons to ditch it for good.

COMFORT : There’s a reason why the first thing you do when you enter your personal zone is ripping off or loosening your neck tie. What if you could keep that feeling 24/7?

ECONOMY : If you enjoy a meal and happen to spill food, make sure to spill it onto a totally meaningless, yet ridiculously exclusive piece of silk that cannot be washed. Or skip the habit right now, and save a small fortune.

INTELLIGENCE : So, when you go to work … expected to make all those smart decisions … performing at 100% … avoiding mistakes … you take a piece of cloth around your neck and cut off the stream of oxygen into your brain?

PERSONALITY : Are you using a selection of smart-looking, predictably boring neckties as a uniform to qualify in a community of equals? There is a reason why many people in creative professions ditched them decades ago.

THE AGE THING : I have not seen any serious stats about it, but I bet more young people than old people have skipped that useless, uncomfortable, uneconomical, unintelligent, and impersonal thing.

CHRISTMAS : wouldn’t it be nice to get something less predictable for Christmas, birthdays, or Father’s Day?

Rolf Andersson
Phyron Writer and Editor