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Is there an issue with wearing a tie on Tisha B'Av? Some Rabbonim who normally wear a tie throughout the week take it off for Tisha B'Av. For instance, see Rav Moshe Tuvia Lieff here without a tie during kinnos as well as Rav Shraga Kallus, yet Rav Yosef Viener does wear a tie as well as Rav Daniel Glatstein. (I would have thought wearing an older/less appealing tie was ok)

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    chabad.org writes "We don't wear fine festive clothing". I would have imagined someone who wears a tie normally can do so on TbAv as well, but someone who doesn't shouldn't put one on. But I don't have a formal source for this yet
    – mbloch
    Jul 30 at 6:50
  • Surely this is community specific. There is no siman in shulchan aruch about "ties".
    – Double AA
    Jul 30 at 12:16
  • I've seen people do it both ways. Upon further questioning, the ones who don't said they felt a tie was meant as an honorable piece of clothing since they don't wear it in their home. The ones who did compared it to a shirt, nobody just wears an undershirt, because that's called being dressed. To them a tie was a basic garment that that wear always even at home.
    – Chatzkel
    Jul 30 at 12:20
  • From dinonline - How should one dress for shul? One should wear plain weekday clothes as a sign of mourning. Men should not wear a tie and women should not wear jewelry. Some have a custom to wear old clothes that are torn or ragged.
    – Chatzkel
    Jul 30 at 12:20
  • @Chatzkel You should make this an answer Jul 30 at 17:31
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At the behest of Sabbahillel I am attempting an answer with a preface - the question is showing different rabbonim doing opposite things and they each obviously have their own reasons why they do what they do. All I am saying is that while I can't say why they did or didn't wear a tie, he is what I've heard in the past.

I've seen people do it both ways. Upon further questioning, the ones who don't said they felt a tie was meant as an honorable piece of clothing since they don't wear it in their home. The ones who did compared it to a shirt, nobody just wears an undershirt, because that's called being dressed. To them a tie was a basic garment that that wear always even at home.

Additionally, I've found on dinonline the following:

How should one dress for shul? One should wear plain weekday clothes as a sign of mourning. Men should not wear a tie and women should not wear jewelry. Some have a custom to wear old clothes that are torn or ragged. 

Although obviously this is not the minhag of all

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