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"Also, in the case of men "dressing professionally," there is some
evidence that wearing a tie reducing blood flow to the brain and
thereby reduces the brain power a person can apply to their tasks."
More striking, I think, is the very symbolism of the tie. Let us not forget
that historically it represented the ox yoke and had a pattern that identified
the person you were "owned by." They may insist I wear socks to work, but the
tie thing is in my contract! :-)