How to select the right tie

Neckties are said to ‘satisfy modern man’s desire to dress in art’.  Certain colors and patterns do have the potential to trigger physiological responses from us. Do you find it hard to believe that the different spots on the ties that forms an important accessory of our dress code, make a direct impact on our blood pressure, heart beat and breathing rhythm. It is found that a meeting with your co-worker wearing an orange and black belly-warmer is likely to induce migraine attack in you.

Blue is indeed the commonest shade among ties. A blue tie is a symbol of integrity and tranquility. It announces to the world that you are simply the very best. Blue ties are found to have a soothing effect psychologically. Moreover, it epitomizes honesty and modesty.

Back a decade; a man wearing a red tie need not be described further. He will be considered as a horsey person or a sporting publican. But of late, red ties are not considered as a monopoly of ardent communist followers. It is now treated as a symbol of love or anger, courage or danger.

So, it is wise to go for red ties depending on your day’s plans. After deciding which one of these extreme emotions would you want to evoke in your circle of friends that day, go for the appropriate red tie. Some color experts also associate red to sexual connotations.

Orange is not a very popular color for ties. The ‘oranger’ shades of red that you tie around your neck, warn others of danger. Black is often associated with funerals and such other solemn occasions. But, if rightly balanced with your suite, it also strikes a note of elegance.

Experts often consider the gray shade as an ambiguous one. Yellow is an indicator of tenderness, hope and joy. Most people consider it as a color of power. Green ties usually evoke thoughts of alien beings.


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