Long long ago, while working in a much different industry sector, I wore ties to work quite often. As this time period coincided with high school, and more specifically, high school dances, a small tie collection formed. Today I formed a small idea: the ratio of Ties Owned against Total Wears per year. My number? Somewhat it in the range of 3:1 towards 4:1. While I own 15 or so ties, I could only count four situations in the past year where I actually wore one.
This is something I’m very happy about, as ties are pretty un-fun garments. They’re not especially functional (why do they even exist? What purposes do they serve?), restrict all sorts of movement, and you have to watch out for spinning machinery that could grab the fabric and pull your head clean off.
And thank goodness for that.