Obama Third Time’s the Charm Tie

White House Photo / Pete Souza
This week President Obama introduced two new potential members of his administration: Secretary of Commerce Nominee Gary Locke, and the proposed 2010 Federal Budget.
Obama chose a new neck tie for introducing Locke on Wednesday, one with alternating dark and light silver stripes. Since he is worried that public confidence might [...]

Obama State of the Nation Tie

White House Photo: Pete Souza
It’s barely Wednesday, and already this is a monumental week for Barack Obama’s neck.
Sunday, the president set the attitude for the week with a high-powered, high-class, and high-octane black bow tie.
Monday, the President suited up in a consistent favorite, “Starry Night”, as he began encouraging support for his upcoming budget bill. [...]

Quick Hit – Obama Gubernatorial Black Tie Affair

President Obama appeared Sunday at a dinner with the nation’s governors wearing a black bow tie. Normally, Neck of State only reports on the President’s “weekday” ties, but as this was his first public appearance in a black bow tie since taking office, we thought it was worth acknowledging.

Obama’s Economic Monotony Tie

In his fifth weekly address to the nation, Barack Obama wore a solid gray neck tie. He chose a dull color to deliver a somber, repetitive message that was fundamentally about unity and accomplishment. From the address:
Because of what we did together, there will now be shovels in the ground, cranes in the [...]

Obama Delivers Economic Stimulus, Repeats Neckties

White House Photo: Pete Souza
After decades of intensive training, years of strategy development, months of planning, weeks of negotiation, and ten seconds of penning, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act this week in Denver, CO. The passage represents an important symbolic victory for a President who took office amidst an economic [...]

Obama’s First Eleven Days in Neck Ties

In late January, The New York Daily News put out an analysis of Obama’s neck ties for his first eleven days in office. They concluded that “when it comes to his ties — one of the best ways a man can beam individuality — the nation’s 44th President hasn’t stuck his neck out. All [...]

Obama No Silver Lining Tie

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was passed last week, and on Friday President Obama trumpeted the achievement in his fourth weekly address to the nation. From the address:
Congress has passed my economic recovery plan – an ambitious plan at a time we badly need it. It will save or create more [...]

Obama Town Meeting Series Neck Ties

White House Photo: Pete Souza
President Obama made a series of appearances this week in Town Hall style meetings where he tried to win broad public support for his ailing economic stimulus plan. Because, like fairies, stimulus plans can only survive if you believe in them. It’s Neverlandian democracy in action.
Obama’s only other recourse [...]

Obama ‘Hurry Up, So That We Can Wait’ Neck Wear

In his third weekly address to the nation since taking office, President Barack Obama spoke on the need to act post haste on the stimulus package even if the bill isn’t quite right. From the video:
Legislation of such magnitude deserves the scrutiny that it’s received over the last month, and it will receive more [...]

Obama Implements Neck Tie Reuse Plan, Reaches Lucky Thirteen

White House Photo: Joyce N. Boghosian
This week, for the first time since taking office, Barack Obama began regular reuse of ties that he had already worn this term, a move which is at once being hailed as a signal that the time for negligent waste is past, and dismissed as a partisan fashion faux pas [...]