Tips for Wearing Red Ties

Tips for Wearing Red TiesRed is a very bold color. If you want to utilize the color red in your ensemble, you should know that it has a number of conscious and sub-conscious meanings to others you’ll come across throughout your day. Therefore, if you are looking for red ties here at, we wanted to give you some tips on how to wear something that is red, so that you give off impression you’re looking for. Please continue reading to pick up some fashion tips as you are planning your attire for the day!

Red Signals Power

Red has long been associated with the idea of power. When red ties are worn, it is usually by people who are indicating that they are powerful, aggressive, or assertive. Red also is a bolder color, so you have to be careful when opting for a brighter shade of this color, depending upon what image you would like to portray to the people around you. If you are dressing for your very first date with someone you haven't been out with before, you may want to opt for one of your more subdued red ties – think burgundy or a red pattern or stripe – so that you don't give off an aggressive aura.

How to Choose Red Ties

The most straightforward option when you decide to wear a red necktie is a white shirt. The two colors go very well together, are a classic combination, and the white will help make the red stand out. It also doesn’t appear the least bit ‘busy’. A gray shirt can also be a nice option and gives you the chance to wear a combination that is just a little off the trodden path. Red ties also go well with a black shirt in that the black background will make the red pop out, with the darker undertones adding a bit of a dark and mysterious look.

Some colors to avoid when you select a red tie include green, pink, and yellow. Red and pink do go well together, however, you don't want to look like you’re dressed for Valentine's Day, unless you are! The same situation applies for green, since red and green are Christmas colors. If it is December and the tree is up in your office, then by all means wear these two colors together. But unless you're doing a “Christmas in July” theme, you may want to stay clear of this combination much of the year. Red and yellow are two colors that are used widely in fast food advertising as they trigger a sense of hunger. If you don't want to look like Ronald McDonald, then you should avoid wearing red ties with yellow shirts.

With these tips we hope that you will have a better understanding of when to where red ties. We have a number of them available, in solids, stripes and patterns, so make sure you check out what we have to offer and find your flashy or quieter favorites!