When I wear a suit, I try to get away without wearing a tie as much as possible. It’s not that I hate wearing ties, but I guess, in this casually-dressed world, it seems like a step too high. I do like using a pocket square instead when I can.
I know there are times where the tie is a requirement, but where’s the line drawn? I know on gigs, I can get away with it, especially if I am wearing a square. I really dislike wearing a tie when playing a gig; it seems too restrictive (now think about how I feel when I have to wear a tux for a gig!). Is it too much if I wear a double breasted suit without a tie?