Neckties should be wiped from the Earth and we should re-write history in an effort to pretend they never existed.
Not only are they pointless, uncomfortable and potentially fatiguing, we enforce wearing them even above security concerns.
My evidence? I fly planes for a living. A tie is, unfortunately, part of the traditional uniform. Back when we all lost our minds after 9/11, everyone (in and out of aviation) started wearing IDs, often on lanyards. Very quickly, the “lanyard industry” developed the standard that they have a breakaway design. That’s so nobody can grab it to strangle or hold you.
So what do airlines and charter companies do? Issue you a breakaway lanyard… and a goddam necktie that can be used to strangle or hold you!!!
I bought a clip-on, but still. This is madness.