Originally Posted by iammatt
There is talk about this elsewhere, and I figured I would bring it up here. This has to be the tackiest thing I have ever seen. I mean, if there were ever such thing as the perfect style killer, it would have to be a magnetic contraption to keep your collars in the perfect place.http://www.wurkinstiffs.com/default.aspx
As someone who owns them, what's so tacky about them?
Some of us don't have to wear a tie every day (for example, I am doing a Psychiatry rotation at the moment and can not
have something around my neck for someone to grab on to) and I do not like button-downs. I'd rather use them than have my collar possibly flopping around. I don't wear them with most shirts as having only the top button undone usually suffices but they come in handy on occasion. Also on more casual outings when I wear an unbuttoned (top two) shirt sans tie e.g. I went to a lounge in NY 2 weekends ago for a friend's birthday. All of my classmates were in jeans while I was in a shirt and dress pants. Throwing a tie in the mix would have been too much for that crowd.