Poll

Do you wear a tie (as an adult and since leaving school)?

Every day
1 (1.5%)
When in the office
4 (6.2%)
On important business occasions
4 (6.2%)
On other important occasions
13 (20%)
Occasionally
21 (32.3%)
Never
21 (32.3%)
No, but I do wear a codpiece (or other device to attract the onlooker's eye to my groin)
1 (1.5%)

Total Members Voted: 64

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Wearing a tie
« Reply #50 on: 10 February, 2022, 10:36:43 am »
He mentions a TV show in the early 90s on which, radically for the time, the presenters wore no jackets. But they kept their ties on. Observation suggests this was a media blip and the formal jacket is outlasting the tie by some margin.
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ian

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Re: Wearing a tie
« Reply #51 on: 10 February, 2022, 11:00:41 am »
Having interviewed a lot of people recently (looks at calendar, and there's more) – come to think of it, I don't remember any of the male candidates wearing a tie. I should ask them to stand up and parade in front of the camera to check they're neat and tidy, above and below the equator.

Possibly interviewing from home has killed that final refuge of the tie. Back in the pre-plague era, if you saw someone in a tie and M&S suit in the office, you knew they were there for an interview.
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Re: Wearing a tie
« Reply #52 on: 10 February, 2022, 11:39:32 am »
Quite often, including bow ties. But then I also wear proper shirts, and waistcoats.

I never used to bother working in IT, but I suspect it's a combination of feeling middle aged, and being surrounded by people who clearly haven't made any effort to be presentable.  I mean when did scruffy t-shirts and jogging bottoms become OK in the workplace.
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Re: Wearing a tie
« Reply #53 on: 10 February, 2022, 11:55:54 am »
I was duped into wearing a tie for a meeting with [VERY IMPORTANT CLIENT] on Tuesday, first work situation in >10 years. 

The male half of our party wore ties, the client did not.  My initial instinct should have been respected
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Wearing a tie
« Reply #54 on: 18 April, 2022, 12:49:31 pm »
Never mind ties, suits are on the way out. But not dead. More migrating from the office to special occasions such as weddings.
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Andy Saxton, strategic insight director for fashion at Kantar, doesn’t expect the market for office suits to recover but reckons people are more willing than ever to spend money on suits for weddings and parties. “Casualisation has been growing for quite some years now,” he says– while wearing a navy jumper with dark jeans. “The suits market is down 40% in five years, I don’t think that is ever coming back to that level. But I do feel there are huge opportunities for dressing-up for celebrations – I feel like everyone is going to go very big on weddings.”

While in the office they are being replaced by French peasants' coats.
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The suit is being replaced, Paget says, not with working from home outfits of joggers, jeans or hoodies but with “chore jackets”.

Asked to explain, he says: “It’s in the name really.” They are jackets first designed for tradesmen to wear for handiwork, painting or plumbing. Originating in late 1800s France, where they were worn by farm workers and labourers, the jackets were dubbed “bleu de travail” or “worker’s blues” for their deep shade of indigo.

“Workwear staples that are comfortable and practical have been elevated to office attire, particularly in the creative industries,” Paget says. “The fabrics and detailing have been improved on, but fundamentally they are clothes that an old-school plumber would have worn.”

I'd not heard of these so I looked them up. Predictably, some of them are priced at the equivalent of a old school plumber's annual income. I don't like the word 'gentrification' but I reckon it applies more to clothes and food than places.

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2022/apr/18/the-end-of-the-suit-has-covid-finished-off-the-menswear-staple
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Re: Wearing a tie
« Reply #55 on: 18 April, 2022, 01:19:31 pm »
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That bloke in the plain jacket and check weskit and trousers :jurek:
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