Tag Archive: tie

Jun 01

Ties are Still the Best Power Tool

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Ties convey authority and status. Image consultants agree that they increase credibility, status and respect.
The Image Architect; power dressing

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Jul 18

Obama’s Boring Blue Tie

The President of the USA. His looks commented on by The Image Architect, Sandy Dumont.a

The ubiquitous blue tie needs to disappear from the halls of power. It isn’t a power tie!! It’s a country club tie – its origins are the Deep South, where it’s hot and that cool blue shade presumably makes you feel cooler. Mr. President, this tie doesn’t make a statement. Furthermore, wearing a blue tie …

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Apr 01

President Obama’s Power Tie

Sandy Dumont, The Image Architect gives advice to President Obama

Now that’s a presidential look on the left. White shirts are the most formal, so they are the most powerful; however, you need a power tie to match, and one that is also dynamic. The darker the color, the higher the authority, but the tie in the center photo isn’t appropriate for a dark suit …

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Feb 24

President Obama’s Ties

Sandy Dumont, The Image Architect watches President Obama

Dear Mr. President, Please don’t wear any more pastel blue ties. I know former President Bush wore them all the time; and I assume it’s because¬† he had John Molloy’s “Dress for Success” book, which had a dark power suit teamed with a light blue tie on the cover. Mr. Molloy did lots of research …

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Feb 22

President Obama, grey is wishy washy

Sandy Dumont, The Image Architect watches President Obama's Image & Style

Dear President Obama, Grey is not a color for a president. It’s a color for many politicians, because it is so wishy washy – neither good nor bad,¬† black nor white, but somewhere vaguely in between. I think you’ll agree that a Grey Lie and a Grey Area do not have positive connotations. Please ditch …

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