"Check out any art gallery, advertising agency or downtown bar where the cool kids hang" and you'll find neckties, claims David Colman in the Times today. It's true, we have noticed kids wearing ties a little more lately—maybe it has to do with that band "The White Strokes" or whatever they are called that the hip cats are listening to! Also we are apparently given to understand from the Times' photographic evidence that the neckties help you convince people to let you put your digits into their orifices.

After Years Of Being Out, The Necktie Is In [NYT]