I know this makes me a maverick, a loner, a man of old fashion. But, it's fashion that I'm thinking of here.
What is this current trend of men wearing full dress suits and leaving the tie at home on the rack? It seems incomplete somehow, like a lettuce and tomato sandwich with no bacon.
No man likes wearing ties, and doing so is part of a penance that we all pay for some long-ago sin. A tie cuts off air to the vital neckular area, leading to the heartbreak of neckular rash. But still, for occasions such as weddings, homegoings, homecomings and supermarket openings, it's the thing to wrap around a man's neck. We wear ties as adults for the same reason we did as kids: "You just do!"