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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.

SisterTrope to LampshadeWearing.

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!!Examples:
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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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[[folder: Web Comic ]]

* 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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