For over two thousand years - since at least the Quinn dynasty - the necktie (or cravat) has been the most widely used, and the most multicultural of all phallic symbols. The necktie has always been, for a certain class, a celebrated piece of male equipment. The ties were a mark of allegiance, wealth, and belonging at a time when cloth was hard enough to come by for clothes, never mind for articles of gratuitous adornment. They told others, both inside and outside the elite, that the bearers of the neckpieces were the people who mattered - the people who belonged.
So men, put on your neckties and let it all hang out. Let her know what your really packing by putting on your taxi cab tie
that's right, baby.
This only leaves one unanswered question however; just what in the hell are bow ties supposed to symbolize?!?!?