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and opression, I wholeheartedly support the late Prince Claus on his "Declaration of the Tie" in 1998. See here.

A fine example of his mildly-rebellious attitude toward protocol was the "Declaration of the Tie." In 1998, after presenting the annual Prince Claus Awards to three African fashion designers, Claus told "workers of all nations to unite and cast away the new shackles they have voluntarily cast upon themselves", meaning the necktie, that "snake around my neck," and encouraged the audience to "venture into open-collar paradise". Then Claus removed his tie and threw it to the ground.

But here too the trend has been the other way...

by Nomad (Bjinse) on Mon Feb 1st, 2010 at 11:15:25 AM EST
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