The power tie. Typically a solid colour, plain or with mild patterning. Said to be a sign of immense confidence and even virility, endowing its wearer with the ability to command respect and attention. Find the right tie and the rest will follow.
The colours tend to be red or blue though a striking yellow or gold can work equally well, coupled with a crisp white shirt. George Bush and Obama have favoured the light blue in recent times though both have opted for a deep rich red on occasion. Two extremely powerful men who have and are set to do very profound things.
However, the majority of us will be taking weekends in the country rather than taking countries in the weekend so lets look at exactly what a power tie does and when it should be used. The power tie, is meant to be perhaps the business equivalent to a peacock’s plume – subtly dazzling confidently, making a presence felt and oozing professional confidence. However, it is arguably more about how this bold understated display of power harnessed and controlled in a neatly constructed manner can make the wearer feel as opposed to what effect it has on those transfixed within its sphere of influence.
Theoretically, when equipped with a power tie you can complete any task that calls for confidence, impact, authority and assertion. For example, delivering an explosive presentation, commanding a meeting or blitzing an interview.
So, should you invest in one? Definitely.
(One time I actually changed a punctured tyre without a jack while wearing my power tie…)
I’ve got the power! (tie)
Just make sure you don’t burn it out. Only use when needed.