I go to many after-work events but always feel stuffy wearing a tie. Is it fine to lose it? Steve, via email
We hear you. If you’re worried you might look a little sloppy with an open neck, keep things feeling formal by opting for an ‘air tie’ – a no-tie approach, top button still fastened. It works best with a crisp, white shirt and a dark or navy suit. Equal parts smart and cool, director David Lynch has long been a fan – as is perennial style icon Mr Ryan Gosling (and us).