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How to wear a tie, according to Kris Wu and Versace: Is the necktie-belt trend from the 2000s back from the dead?

How to wear a tie, according to Kris Wu and Versace: Is the necktie-belt trend from the 2000s back from the dead?

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Text: Ryan Sng


Fashion-wise, the 2000s were sometimes — and we say this with great affection — straight up redonkulous. For the most part, we've managed to keep velour tracksuits, tube tops, leggings-under-tunic combos, and multiple tank tops from returning. But this month, a relatively obscure Y2K trend managed to sneak its way onto Chinese superstar Kris Wu via Versace: the necktie belt.

Our feelings were mixed. On one (well-manicured) hand, it was amusing to be transported back to the anything-goes, joyous frivolity of the aughts, and Wu convincingly sold the ensemble. On the other hand, we're living in cynical times, in which a business-like necktie around the trousers can unwittingly suggest 'thinking with your you-know-what'. Not a good look, especially in the age of #MeToo.

So what do you think, readers? Does the necktie belt deserve a renewed welcome with open arms? Or should necktie belts resign themselves to banishment in the annals of fashion history? Cast your vote below. 

Heck yes! *proceeds to search for a necktie-belt instructional video on YouTube*
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Heck yes! *proceeds to search for a necktie-belt instructional video on YouTube*
No thank you, please keep those around your neck, even if you're not wearing a collared shirt!
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No thank you, please keep those around your neck, even if you're not wearing a collared shirt!

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