Newsvine – The necktie, knot what it used to be, still hangs on

I know I’m piling on, but I can’t help it. These things can’t go away soon enough.

Newsvine / AP:

They were the best of ties. They were the worst of ties…

Now, with another Father’s Day upon us, comes word that the necktie — that elongated swatch of silk or polyester or rayon whose donning has long marked a male rite of passage while serving no discernible utility — may be fading into the fashion sunset…

For those waiting to see if men will once again embrace the constriction that comes with ties, she (Candace Corlett, president of WSL Strategic Retail) suggests looking to examples in women’s fashion.

“You know,” she says, “corsets never came back.”

There’s one glaring thing that bugs me about the new Battlestar Galactica, and it’s not what you might think (or exactly what you might think, depending on your level of BSG savvy). I can’t wrap my head around the idea that a relatively advanced group of humanity’s space-faring cousins, still insist on restricting the flow of blood to the brain with frakking neckties.

What about near-asphyxiation uniquely says: “I’m a professional worthy of your respect?” Maybe you have to kill off a sufficient volume of gray matter before you can really appreciate ties. It’s one more reason we should all resist this fashion atrocity.

Give the gift of words.