- Sep 5, 2011
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I should just point out to people saying that it's cyclical and that ties will come back - that really depends on what timescale you are looking at and where you imagine we are. Yes, there is, or has been, a certain cycling in fashion over the last 75 years, but there are also longer-term trends. We are not wearing what our ancestors were 100 years ago, and certainly not 200 years ago and really, really not 500 years ago. It's not just about the pandemic. The casualization of everything is an encompassing long-term trend that has been going on since at least the mid-1960s, and the vanishing of ties is just one aspect of this. What comes after this could be anything, although unfortunately I think we're all going to be having to wear clothes that help us survive in the catastrophically alterered climate that we've all contributed to creating and seem unwilling to do anything about preventing, reversing or even mitigating.