The actor Jan Josef Liefers is Germany’s “Tie Man of the Year 2017”. He shows “an individual attitude” and at the same time corresponds in an “outstanding way to a holistic style model”, said the German Fashion Institute (DMI) in the explanatory statement. The prize is awarded annually to a man of public life, who stylishly puts the tie in the limelight with his appearance. For a time, this honor was given by the City of Krefeld as part of the annual street fashion show. The “Tie Man of the Year” award has been awarded by the DMI since 1965, a list of winners can be found here. By the way … Barack Obama wears Ascot ties! He got the ties from Krefeld’s Lord Mayor as a gift Gift for appointment as US President.