Edited by DIC on June 12, 2018, 6:03 pm
I thought the tie originated as a raffish accessory among the leisured classes boating on the Thames in Edwardian England. It was like wearing fashion labelled clothing today.
I'm wearing a suit to work nowadays because
a) it doesn't require any thought in the morning
b) it's got lots of useful pockets
c) if you want to conform with everyone else nowadays you do NOT wear a tie. So I DO wear one.
d)...but not if I'm using machine tools!