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ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: someone wearing a necktie around the head as an improvised MartialArtsHeadband.

A trope often associated with [[{{Salaryman}} salarymen]] and other corporate types whose business clothes come with a necktie. Sometimes they get [[LampshadeWearing overenthusiastic during an after-work party]], or they get involved in SeriousBusiness that justfies dropping the DressCode.

In real life, most specifically in the hard drinking context, this custom comes from a drunken guy's ostensibly failed attempt to take off his necktie, which remains wrapped around his head for the rest of the party after they forget the matter or quit trying due to alcohol-numb fingers.

SisterTrope to LampshadeWearing.

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[[folder: Advertising ]]

* A 1999 ''This Is SportsCenter'' ad had anchors discussing a test of their [[MilleniumBug Y2K]] emergency procedures. The test goes [[HilarityEnsues less than optimally]] as chaos in the offices break out. The kicker, though, is Charlie Steiner shoving his face into the camera, wearing a necktie on his head and holding a latern while shouting, "Follow me! Follow me to freedom!"

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[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* Oji "Gabriel" Tanaka does this when playing guitar in the early episodes of ''Anime/TheLegendOfBlackHeaven''. Later on, he just takes the tie off.
* [[{{Trigun}} Vash the Stampede]] does this a couple times in both versions, when he gets down to some serious drinking. We never see the tie otherwise--he seems to only pull it out for this purpose.
* [[ConversationalTroping Discussed]] in ''Anime/LuckyStar''
* Seen on a horde of drunken salarymen in ''Manga/PeepoChoo''.
* Worn by Bradley in an omake of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' [[spoiler:parodying the bit where he turns out not to be dead.]]

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Done by some of the clerks when they turn pirate in ''The Crimson Permanent Assurance'' short that accompanies ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife''.
* Tommy Wiseau's movie ''Film/TheRoom''.
* Abby in ''[[Film/{{Grindhouse}} Planet Terror]]''
* Shaun in ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' does this to cover a dart wound.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''MyNameIsEarl'': Randy unties Earl's tie (which Earl doesn't know how to retie) in order to show Earl what he would look like as an eighties guy at a rock concert.
* Will does this on the first day at his upper class school in ''TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' arguing that while the dress code specifies a tie in a half-Windsor knot, it doesn't say where he has to wear it.
* In a fifth season episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Ted Mosby ends up with a tie wrapped around his head during a quick montage of a DrinkingGame.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Tenth Doctor dons his necktie as a headband after partying with 18th century French aristocrats. Of course, since it's the Doctor, [[PlayingDrunk it's all part of his plan]] [[ObfuscatingStupidity to make the bad guys underestimate him.]]

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[[folder: Videogame ]]

* In [[VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan]], the salaryman dons a neckie headband to get ready for a showdown with a giant mouse monster.

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* Kane does it when tackling an after-hours assignment in ''WebComic/YellowPeril''.
* That's how [[http://robotandghost.com/nggallery/page-135/image/308/ feral yuppies]] wear their neckties.
* Used by the very first hero in ''The Superest'': [[http://thesuperest.com/archives/2007/10/16/k01_unopposinator/ The Unopposinator]].
* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja:'' Dr. McNinja does this a couple of times when he's either about to do something awesome or when he's [[WhatDidIDoLastNight drunk]]. See trope image.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* An episode of ''CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has Numbuh 1 teaming up with a former salaryman hunting a serpent-like tie monster whose {{breath|Weapon}} forcibly turns people into [[SharpDressedMan suit-wearing businessmen]] who slave away in corporate management. The man in question, Moose, wears his former necktie as a headband and later goes on to become one of the few adults Numbuh 1 is trusting of/considers to be cool.
* Agent/Principal PhilCoulson of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' seems prone to this trope when going into battle. [[SincerityMode After all]], nothing says [[BadassTeacher Badass Principal]] like an improvised MartialArtsHeadband.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* At at least one factory in the US, labor union representatives wore their neckties on their heads to a meeting with Japanese executives overseeing the plant to show their willingness to stand for their positions.

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