LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 15: Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are introduced during the CNN presidential debate at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Depicted are nine Republican presidential candidates participating in the fifth set of Republican presidential debates. Seven are wearing RED— (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Yes, red is the color of the Republican party, but it’s time to look a little more imaginative than a solid-color red tie. How about a deep burgundy tie with tiny white polka dots? Very powerful! Another powerful and elegant look is a magenta tie with tiny dots or with stripes. Carly gets A+ for her red suit. John Kasich stands apart with this pale blue tie, but he doesn’t look very powerful, because the tie is too pale. Body language is also important, and Ron Cruz looks like he’s ready to do a chest bump. Chris Christie must be expecting flood waters again from the look of his trousers. Donald, please button your jacket. A gentleman only unbuttons his jacket when he is seated. Carson and Rand look unsure with their clasped hands, and Paul needs to move close to Christie. Jeb is “steepling” which is said to be condescending. Hands cofortably at the side is best.
Democrats, incidentally, wore remarkably uninteresting colors for their debate.