Did you know that ties were "out" but now they're back in? (Is it just us or do we sound like Heidi Klum?). We didn't either, but today's NY Times "Thursday Styles" section told us so. The thing is, the writers and editors on the Times' Style desk are well-known for pulling stories out of their asses, so we decided to hit the city streets and see what we could learn about the state of menswear in Manhattan for ourselves. Along with Gawker Media videomeister Nick McGlynn we visited Rockefeller Plaza to poll male professionals as to where and when they wear neckwear... and if their ties ever get used for "sealing the deal" outside the boardroom. Their responses, above.

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