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No more tie

This week I stopped wearing a tie to work. I’ve moved to a new office, where the norm is no ties. I could wear one, but would stick out. So effectively it’s the new uniform. As I noted last year, when I started working in 1993, pretty much every male white-collar worker wore a tie. […]

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Ties

I have a love-hate relationship with ties. When I started my working life in 1993, almost all white-collar male workers wore ties. Over the years this has dropped somewhat, and I’d hazard a guess that perhaps around 30% now do so. I still wear a tie. I switched a few years ago to a Windsor […]