When is it required to wear a tie?

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?

3 Replies to “When is it required to wear a tie?”

  1. I think you can go without a tie at a gig. Gigs should look and feel relaxed. Wear a tie to an interview, when youre visiting a client (and they wear ties), and to funerals and weddings.

  2. Yes, wearing a tie to a gig is too dressy for me. Just go with your personal style and what you think is proper for the occasion. I suggest wear ties for formal occasions like what El Jefe mentioned. You don’t want to distract people and you want to create a vibe that’s relaxed and casual.

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