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Is the End Near?

Jun 10th, 2008 | Categories: Men's wear, Style | by Michael Williams

Last week The Wall Street Journal published an interesting story regarding the demise of the necktie. More specifically, the story discussed the implications of the closing of the Men’s Dress Furnishings Association, a seemingly nonexistent trade group that represented U.S. tie manufacturers.

Since the story broke there has been much discussion on the subject among men’s fashion blogs, to which many are of the contrary opinion. The consensus being that neckties are — now more than ever — relevant and popular with younger men. While I am discouraged with the state of the U.S. apparel manufacturing, I am pleased with the interest in the subject and the discussion. Men my age enjoy wearing neckties not because they have to as required attire, but because it is fashionable. I think my client, men’s accessories designer Alexander Olch, said it best in his letter to the editor.

Further reading on the subject:

[Men.Style.com]

[Kempt]

Comments: 4

4 Comments to “Is the End Near?”

  1. TINTIN
    on Jun 10th, 2008
    @ 8:28 AM

    I put up a number of my Hermes ties on Ebay (with boxes). They’re doing very well.

  2. Cory
    on Jun 10th, 2008
    @ 11:36 AM

    I agree. I’m 26. And I’ve got more ties than my father and older brother combined. I’ve got a cashmere one from Mr. Olch, one from Rag & Bone, two from Shipley & Halmos, along with dozens of Band of Outsiders and vintage finds.

  3. God
    on Jun 11th, 2008
    @ 5:57 AM

    I feel like because it’s a choice now, ties are becoming increasingly popular because it’s not forced on you anymore. Or maybe that’s just me because I’ve always like going against the rules.

  4. Hats & Neckties on CBS Sunday Morning. « A Continuous Lean.
    on Jun 16th, 2008
    @ 12:30 PM

    [...] Hats & Neckties on CBS Sunday Morning. Jump to Comments One of my favorite weekend past times is watching CBS Sunday Morning. The program tends to have an eye for classic style and covers lots of old school Americana. With two great stories for men, this weekend’s episode did not disappoint. First came a history of men’s hats, which I found to be extremely interesting. Later was an opinion piece from Ben Stein about the previously discussed demise of the necktie. [...]