Stick Your Neck Out

 

What started as a function of the uniform of Croatian mercenaries in the 17th century became an office staple by the 1900s. Now, the occurrence of the necktie is trending down in the office place as many companies opt for casual attire. But, those who choose to go unbuttoned miss a chance to showcase their individuality. As the formal occurrence of the necktie exits stage right, more casual options enter stage left. Quirky patterns and playful prints are emerging and encouraging men to wear their heart on their shirt.

Think shopping is a pain in the neck? Sign up for one of these monthly subscriptions, and the ties will come to you.

Urban Dapper Club
Choose from a monthly ($14), three-month ($13) or six-month ($12) option, and a handmade, slim-style tie of the month will arrive at your home.
urbandapperclub.com

Tiecargo
Join for just $10/month and receive randomly selected ties from brands including J. Crew, Bvlgari and Giorgio Armani. Cancel any time you want. tiecargo.com

NeckTiePhoon
Choose from the “Traditional Tie” monthly subscription and the “Skinny Tie” monthly subscription, both at just $22.50/month. A premium option offers bonuses like cuff links and handkerchiefs. necktiephoon.com