Red is a power color for sure - perhaps the ultimate one. In Chinese culture it brings good luck, and what power-loving politician doesn't love a big, long solid red necktie? We kept the power of red but toned it down by laying it over a charcoal sport coat in the form of a windowpane. Power is echoed in the cut which features double vents and hacking pockets. Accessorizing offers many options: here we brought out the red with the shirt, rather than the more obvious tie.
||Resist the temptation to get matchy-matchy with the color of an over plaid. Shirt, tie and square needn't all echo the plaid.