A movement begins this month to encourage both men and women alike to wear neckties on a daily basis, in the hopes of increasing their use the rest of the year.
In a statement to the press, the organiser, Óskar Þór Þráinsson, says that the movement – called “Ties Forward In February” – is not trying to raise money for anything and is not connected to any special interest group. The sole purpose for the exercise is to get people to wear more ties.
He points out that wearing ties can be fun, and can be used for any occasion, from work to school to play, by both men and women. “They come in all shapes and sizes, colours and patterns, and can be used many different ways” he writes. “Ties are a good way to show a tasteful look, expressing your feelings, point of view on life, interests, class, gender and dreams for the future.”
The Facebook page of the group organising the event is open to all.