The NYPD’s Fighting Fashion Accessory: A Clip-on Tie

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"If you're wearing a real tie and rolling around with somebody on the street, you're going to have problems." — An anonymous cop in Manhattan, explaining the logic behind the NYPD's longstanding accessory, the clip-on tie, of which the city would like to find a vendor to provide 45,000.