July 07, 2007
Red Herring's Ties
I've been to Red Herring numerous times since I moved to the west coast, not to mention the countless times prior to my move under different management. Because I have largely dealt with female reporters in the last couple of years, I never noticed the 'ties.' Apparently Red Herring has a dress code policy: men wear ties. (Not suits, but ties).
Given the creative energy this industry can and does attract, the addition of ties were in no way stifling or boring. It was refreshing so close to a return from an extended stay in New York where people pay more attention to fashion and actually honor it.
The staffers I saw in the hallways and cubes as I left Red Herring were wearing brightly colored shirts and ties, which managed to energize and bring a smile. It could be the wonderful contrast of the ties and crisp shirts against the logoed t-shirts and jeans I'm more accustomized to seeing in tech circles. That and spending time around fashion designers more recently who constantly remind me how fun it is to create a 'look' with color and style. It actually changes the way you view the world.
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Except that by the end of the day you feel like you've been slowly choked for 10 hours. When I put one on I love it for about 10 mintutes; then I hate it more and more as the day goes on...
Posted by: Jim S | Jul 8, 2007 7:11:47 AM