I hate wearing a necktie. I only have to wear one once every few years for some sort of special occasion like a wedding or something similar, and that is too much. I wear a tie for the absolute shortest amount of time possible. Most ties are made of silk or something similar and they are not what I consider comfortable.
I don’t even want to think of how uncomfortable a tie made out of wood would be to wear for an extended amount of time. These ties from Wood Thumb are made from reclaimed wood and are in sections so they are flexible. It reminds me of a fence picket someone cut into little sections.
The tie is held on your neck with an elastic cord. The upside to this is that if you are in the wind the weight of the wood should keep it from flapping around. And if your plane should crash in the mountains on a business trip you can always use it to start a fire to cook the asses of the people that didn’t make it.