Like me, I am sure that many of my faithful Tie Racks Blog readers love to find excuses to wear a tie in every situation imaginable. Whether it is a wedding, funeral, sporting event, fundraiser, graduation, or even a Memorial Day party, I love to wear a tie.
So Tie Racks Blog Readers, When Are Ties Overkill?
However there are some situations in which a tie is just a little bit of overkill. For instance, if you are about to run a marathon, a tie might not be the best choice of attire. Think about that tie flapping in your face while you struggle through the final kilometers.
Another situation in which ties are becoming less and less of a requirement is a bit of a shocker – Job Interviews. With all of these new-fangled “start-ups” and internet companies popping up all over the landscape, many positions do not require business formal attire. Mind blowing to many that grew up in the age of suit jacket – tie – cap – slacks as a standard business wear, but it is a real phenomenon.
In fact, my brother recently went to a job interview for a new internet company that sells and designed state-of-the-art mouse pads. He had all of the right experience for this position, and decided to go to the interview dressed to the nines… His competition came in sandals, shorts and a T-shirt. Would you believe it that my brother did not get the position, instead choosing this Matthew McConaughey wannabe. Not even his most dazzling tie (kept pristine on a state-of-the-art tie rack) could get him the job.
Of course this is a bit of an extreme example of ties coming back to bite you, but these days it is important to pay attention to your surroundings and dress appropriately. If you are going to a luau, skip the pineapple tie and just go straight for the lei and shorts.