Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Updated Oct 03, 2008
By CINDY STAUFFER
Just 6 percent of men wear a necktie to work every day, according to a recent Gallup poll. This news was so shocking that it made the front page of the Wall Street Journal last month. Well, that might be a gasper to Mr. Gallup and fancypants New Yorkers, but out here in the real world, in places like Lancaster County, it's hardly a revelation.
Look around your office. OK, the summer interns are wearing a tie (a very snappy bright-green number on the tall guy). So is your boss (a more subdued blue and tan stripe). But the rest of the fellows? Not so much, unless you work in a law office or bank.
What does the decline of the necktie say about our lives today? Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Read more: Still wearing a necktie?
Since 1996 Jeffrey Hunter has been retailing and designing neckties. Prior to his involvement in men's neckties he was a professional photographer shooting landscapes in Iceland, the US South West, India, New York City, Miami Beach, the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, and the 92 America's Cup.
He started selling ties in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego to car salesmen out of the trunk of 1966 Lincoln Continental and by appointment to stock brokerage firms. From 1997 to 2000 he operated two specialty retail kiosks selling ties in the Irvine Spectrum Center and Newport Beach Fashion Island. From the summer 2000 he has built web sites that offer novelty collector ties by Marvel Comics Spiderman, Disney and wildlife ties by Endangered Species. Included are really unique silk fashion ties by Electric Neckwear, and Martin Wong.
Currently his finds can be seen at Nice Tie Store at http://www.nicetiestore.com Novelty Ties & Fashion Neckties at Nice Tie Store. Informative and funny articles that interest men can be found on his popular blog concerning men's fashion ties. About Ties - Find Neckties at http://nicetiestore.blogspot.