October 15, 2007

It's a fashion statement

I knew I was saving those things for a reason.

George McCracken doesn’t have to wear a tie. A 25-year-old painter in Manhattan who works in store design and display to pay the bills, Mr. McCracken is a member of that lucky group who can wear just about anything they please to work.

But George McCracken does wear a tie. “I don’t ever wear a collared shirt without one,” he said. “It started when I had a job where I had to wear a jacket and tie, but after I left, I started wearing it anyway, out with friends, as an informal thing. It just felt comfortable.”

And Mr. McCracken is not alone.

NYT article.

Posted by jackhodgson at October 15, 2007 10:31 AM