Clay Aiken – A Grabatologist

One of the many things I enjoyed as I watched Clay Aiken on Celebrity Apprentice, many years ago, was the fabulous ties that he wore.  Each week he would wear another beautiful tie as part of an amazing ensemble.

While thinking about ties, I found a few interesting facts from a site called DQT:

Tie Colors

  1. Black indicates elegance and class.
  2. Red signifies leadership, passion, strength, and power.
  3. If you wear a blue you are probably a calm person.
  4. Green ties indicate wealth, money, and growth.
  5. A yellow tie symbolizes cowardice or radiance and vitality.
  6. If you are boring, wear a brown tie!


The stripes on British men’s ties basically run from top left to bottom right which is exactly the opposite of the stripes on American ties. Stripes are powerful and you have to give it a try to prove it.

Silk Ties

Silk is one of the most preferred materials in making ties. As a matter of fact, it takes around 110 silkworm cocoons just to produce a good quality silk tie.

SO…….the following pictures show some of the wonderful ties worn on the show.  Do you have a favorite?

#1 What does purple mean?

#2 – Pink Stripes

 #3 Nice Pattern

#4 So NOT boring

#5 Blue Stripes


#6 Yellow, but he doesn’t look scared.

#7 Powerful Red

#8 Shocking Pink

I hope I posted your favorite!!  Which one do you like?

**Grabatologist = a man who collects ties


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9 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – A Grabatologist

  1. My favorite is #3 – the Paisley print – that is my favorite photo of Clay, too!

    Actually Clay looks good in all of them – he wears suits and ties very well!

    It is hard to pick any favorites when it comes to Clay! The meaning of the colors of the ties were very interesting!

    Thank you!

  2. I had totally forgotten about all the ties that Clay wore during Apprentice, so thanks for the photos. I do like #3 paisley purple the best. I'll bet Clay doesn't wear many ties these days. You don't need them to do a podcast.

  3. I like the pink striped the best. Pink is my birthstone, and favorite color. Don’t like the bright pinks however, like the last colored tie.

  4. I love the #1 with the purple tie but the dark navy suit in #8. Clay wears dark suits rather than light ones, however he is handsome in anything.

  5. Number 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 is what I like. My favorite is the purple one. I like all the pictures. Thank you CANN.

  6. my favorite tie that clay had on was the purple purple is my birthstone amathist purple means many different things

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