Created: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 04:58:00 CST
Updated: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 07:12:22 CST
Bow ties, clip–ons, double
For centuries men have worn something around their necks in a professional setting.
But it's tough to say how much longer that trend will continue.
Dressing down has been gaining popularity.
Even in a business environment, neckties are becoming optional.
The president met last summer with a number of tieless foreign leaders.
Gary Michaels hasn't noticed a decline in their necktie sales.
But, they've seen different styles come and go over the years.
"For us, where we are in
In 1995, U.S. tie sales were at an all–time high at 1.3 Billion.
Now they've dropped below 700 million dollars annually.