This week, we’re going to look at my small collection of corporate neckties. I don’t know what else to call these beautiful things.
You all know that I’m a fan of ugly neckties. Although I’m not the kind of guy who’s going to wear an eyesore like this around his neck every week, I do find that the ugly necktie, selectively employed, can be quite a good accessory. This is especially true when you’re teaching 160 ninth graders who’d just as soon be playing Temple Run on their iPhones than looking at your and listening to what you have to say about The Odyessy. I’m always on the lookout for a strange new addition to my tie rack.
“Corporate ties” are the blanket title I’ve given to any tie I run across which was clearly created for some sort or workplace or organization and ONLY for that workplace or organization. I own ties which feature Looney Tunes characters and I own ties which feature Marvel Comics superheroes… but that’s a different thing from what I’m talking about here. Take this first tie as an example.