Necktie ‘may die out in British workplace'

Press Trust of India London | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on March 05, 2012


The humble necktie could someday be a thing of the past in offices — all thanks to successful companies, such as Facebook and Google, where even the CEO prefers wearing casuals, a new study has found.

Once considered an important part of formal dress, the necktie may die out in workplace in 50 years' time, according to the study in Britain.

Nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of those surveyed for the study said the tie would not survive within British firms beyond the next half-a-entury with the popularity of the open -collared shirt, The Daily Telegraph reported.

More than half (51 per cent) of the respondents said the tie would be obsolete in offices within the next 20 years and a quarter (22 per cent) believed it would not last more than a decade, says the poll.

Cord is cut

A spokesman for, which commissioned the survey, said: “Ties have been around forever but increasing numbers of office workers are telling them to get knotted. The success of businesses such as Facebook and Google, where even the CEO turns up wearing jeans and a hoodie, also seems to have had a corrosive effect on the idea of dressing formally for work.

“Many of our members keep their overheads to a minimum by working from home so they feel no need to dress up to work. We know that when they meet with clients, they still put on a business suit, but a tie is no longer seen as an essential part of the suited-and-booted look.”

Published on March 05, 2012
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