Originally Posted By: 60 Degrees North
Although wearing a tie makes you look the part, they very rarely get washed and are therefore a contamination hazard. They do get trapped in machinery very easily so need to be tucked away.

Before we were issued with uniform about 8 odd years ago, we used to have to wear a tie and for the reason given above I only used ONE tie for work! That one got pretty tatty in the end!