This is the earliest photograph I have of my Grandfather Lawrence Warner. He looks to be about 16 or so I would guess. And he is wearing a tie though his companion is not.
Next is a picture of him at work in the early 1930's, again he is wearing a tie though the man with him, his Uncle Philip Power is sans tie.
Below, at the lake, (yes, the lake), Grandpa is on the far left-- the one in the tie.
As a matter of fact, I don't recall ever seeing Grandfather without a tie until he retired -- unless he was painting his front porch for the umpteenth time, Grandpa hated to just sit around.
He did a complete about face after his retirement when he could usually be found decked out in a Hawaiian shirt and straw fedora. To be sure, the tie occasionally made a return for important events like weekly Mass, but mostly they remained hanging in his closet. Grandpa passed on in 1994, he wore his tie for the last time to his final resting place. Aloha Grandpa.