Here’s a classic article I read about a year ago, and still love, about the importance of the necktie. It was penned by Ben Stein for Father’s Day 2008 in response to an article he had read in the Wall Street Journal.
It’s a great read, and something I wholeheartedly agree with, even though I don’t don a tie regularly for work (only when I go out).
The necktie is a sign of a man who is there to work, not to play. It’s what a man who takes his responsibilities seriously wears. Men who want to look and act like small children dress like small children, or surfers, or hoboes, or something.
My fellow men: stop dressing like children. Start dressing like grownups and acting like grownups. The necktie is a start.