I think that most guys just don’t like wearing ties, so they’ll go without when then can.
There was a time in my life when I worn a tie every day. I got used to it and it was just fine for me to do this. I don’t think I ever said to myself, “Man, I wish I could be wearing a tie right now” when I stopped wearing a tie so often. It had to do more with the routine than comfort.
So, in general, I like to wear ties because I think they look really classy. At other times, when it it optional, I’ll usually try and go without.
What are your thoughts as to why ties are less worn today versus 10 or 20 years ago?