A good friend has advised that, following a change of management at the (NHS) hospital where he works, ties and long-sleeved shirts, and wrist-watches even*, are "out" ... and open-necked, short-sleeved shirts are now very much "in"!
Another little victory, then, for those of us who have been advocating this for at least half a lifetime!
But, recalling how er, inflexible
the previous management was on this issue, I can't help but wonder how "professional and well-presented" the blokes appear now! Perhaps it simply doesn't matter any more? Who knows!
* He didn't mention rings, bangles, copper wrist bands or facial "furniture" ... but, needless to say, my own policies would preclude all those as well!