In Act of Reverence, Respect, Obama Signs Scholar’s Tie

At the 2009 Arizona State University Spring Commencement ceremony, Barack Obama met with high-school senior Yobani Mejia-Lopez, one of the first recipients of the Obama Scholarship. The President was photographed signing Yobani’s neck tie:

This act serves as an inspiring message to high school students across the country – your achievements in school will be recognized [...]

Obama Swaps Thin Halo for Standard Presidential Necktie

In our recent post we featured Obama’s streak of tie-less appearances at Town Hall meetings across the country.
Today, the White House published a telling photo of the President unveiling his true power in a move that may change human-kind’s understanding of what it means to wear a tie.

Note: The thin, white halo around the President’s [...]

As Health Care Heats Up, Obama Loosens Tie

If you can’t take the heat, you should get out of the kitchen, or at least loosen your tie.
President Obama has certainly seen the heat turn up as the health care debate takes the national stage, and the pressure is getting to him. At a series of public appearances across the country in August, President [...]

Grading Obama’s First 100 Days

As a group, journalists display marked ambivalence about the practice of grading President Obama on his first 100 days in office. Some emphasize how critical the 100 days are for setting the tone, and seem to suggest that a small misstep could destroy the credibility of the executive branch. At the same time, [...]

Obama Inaugural Neck Tie Resurfaces

On Friday, Barack Obama wore his cherished inaugural neck tie for the first time since taking the Oath of Office in front of the nation on January 20. The President has shown a consistent tie-reuse pattern over the first two months of his term, and Neck of State is surprised that it took so long [...]

Integrity, Transparency, and Keen Fashion To Have Their Day in the Sun

White House Photo / Chuck Kennedy
Because of a higher-than-normal level of Presidential coverage over the weekend, we’re breaking form and again covering the President’s weekend neck wear for March 7-8. In a brazen show of candid behavior that some critics will call reckless, President Obama was photographed Saturday leaving Washington D.C. for the Maryland [...]

Obama’s Neck Tie Shines in Seventh Weekly Address

In his seventh weekly address to the nation, President Obama spent enormous efforts making clear distinctions between the past, present, and future of our national economy. From the video:

Yesterday, we learned that the economy lost another 651,000 jobs in the month of February, which brings the total number of jobs lost in this recession [...]

Obama Taps New HHS Nominee in New Tie

White House Photo / Pete Souza
President Obama introduced Secretary of Health and Human Services Nominee Kathleen Sebelius this week on Tuesday while simultaneously introducing a new tie that featured in excess of five different shades of silver.
Sebelius replaces Obama’s initial nominee, Tom Daschle, who withdrew in February to dodge answering questions about his tax record. [...]

Obama Neck Tie Says He’s Ready to Fight

In his sixth weekly address to the nation, President Obama came off the blocks like a leopard at Gallipoli, vehemently reasserting his dedication changing the direction of the United States, no matter who it angers in Washington. From the video:
I realize that passing this budget won’t be easy. Because it represents real and [...]

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 [...]