Those are rockin'! I work in DC and have to wear a tie every day. Generally, I put on the "Fed Uniform"; grey flannel suit or black slacks, white cotton shirt and red (or red white and blue striped) tie. This could be a subtle way of rebelling.
Beer is the mind-killer. Beer is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my beer. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see it's path. When the beer has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.