Neck ties were actually invented by muggers, as they make such convenient handles.
Amazingly, I've only spilled stuff onto my neckties once or twice in the past 30-plus years. Considering my tendency to clumsiness, this isn't bad
I don't mind wearing a tie, and if the job requires one, I'll wear one. I don't do clip-on ties, nor will I wear ties that are leather, wood (there was a fad for ties made up of real wood, using veneers), nor bolos, ties that have pictures of scantily clad women, the ones that light up, etc.