If I had a penny for every time I read a comment like "Nice fit, but SF doesn't like red ties" or something like that, I could go out and buy a red tie.
Here's the thing: I've heard only a handful of people say they don't like red ties. I don't like fire-engine red / crimson ties -- they're too bold. But I don't like really bright cobalt blue ties much for the same reason. As far as I recall, even Manton doesn't mind a nice burgundy.
Does anybody actually hate all red ties?