It’s not exactly a complicated process but hand stitching a tie is so well considered that it’s absolutely soothing to see. Here is how Bastong makes its ties: cut fabric and stitch ‘em together. But every detail is so precise that it’s worth watching, the needlework and stitching is just lovely.
Does your workplace demand you show up every morning wearing a shirt and tie? Instead of rebelling by wearing a polo and khakis and risking retribution, take the passive aggressive approach with a suit paired with one of these clear vinyl ties that doubles as a living ant farm.
You've got your Windsor, your half-Windsor, and... well, that's pretty much it. Except, of course, for the 168,998 other ways that science has determined it's possible to knot a tie. That's a thousand times more than we previously thought. All it took to figure it out was a repeat viewing of The Matrix Reloaded.
Navy robotics engineer Bill Porter designed and built this fantastic Tetris-playing LED tie in a mere four hours to impress a roomful of eighth graders. But the wonderful LED light show that automatically plays Tetris on its own should impress anyone who's ever had to kill time at work, and didn't have access to…
Do you spend all day spying and "rendering" people for cash? Then you might want to consider sporting an item from this amazing new Blue Force Gear tie collection, made from "tactical nylon" — so perhaps they can double as an on-the-fly garrote?
The zipper tie has long been the salvation of those who only wear a suit a few times a year and never learned a proper knot. And for the most part, they're designed to completely hide their dark secret—except this one.
No longer do the office drones of the world have to bury their hooch deep inside a drawer, or hide it inside a hollowed-out annual report. This stylish microfiber neckcessory known as the Flask Tie's got a six ounce pouch hidden in the longer hanging part, and an easy access straw tucked away in the short bit.
Unless you're required to symbolically hang yourself every morning for work, you probably don't have a collection of tie clips for the rare time you do dress up. But with a Magnetie around your neck, you can be assured that both ends won't be flapping about thanks to the power of rare earth magnets.
If you're ever stuck flying an Apollo Program module, you'd better hope you're wearing this necktie, which is silk-screened with schematics from NASA's newly declassified Apollo Operations Handbook. It's just one entrant in NASA's new contest, in partnership with Etsy.com.
On the left: a standard-issue keyboard tie. Sure, it looks great and makes you popular at parties, but acoustically it's a dud. On the right: a fashionable tie that also makes beautiful music. Listen to the sound of neckware evolution!
If you're the kind of person who has to wear a tie to work, but also wants to send a message about dripping blood and the onset of armageddon, then we have a nerd fashion treat for you.
In this guide we suggest gifts for a variety of bad bosses, from the ones who try too hard to the ones who make you work too hard. Not that I, as a Gizmodo intern, would know anything about that. But for those of you who do hate your bosses, here are the best gifts to give them.
The music may be horrible, but if you rub a tape head over these ties you can actually hear jumbled sound collages recorded from the NYC metro system. This is possible because the ties are 50% audio cassette tape.
Perhaps an attempt at thwarting thieves on the street—or thwarting boredom at work—iTie has a concealed pocket for your iPod, mp3 player, credit cards, cigarettes, money and any other items that will fit.
If a red tie is considered to exude power and authority at some business lunch, then an Asteroids tie must allude to nothing less than intergalactic domination.
If you're going to wear one of those wired handsfree headsets for your phone, why not go all out and make it a fashion accessory? This Hands-free Tie does just that, with an embedded mic on the "tie" part and convenient gestures for you to answer your phone. We say "convenient," but they're actually kind of awkward,…
We're so helpful, trying to keep you cool this summer, and Thanko steps in to assist with this USB necktie with a geeky-looking fan nestled inside its Windsor knot. If you don't mind being chained to your desk, this might help evaporate a modicum of sweat in even the steamiest of situations. That is, if the fan on…
When the Web inexplicably turns into one gigantic April Fools' joke (and many say that's the case 365 days a year), sometimes viable ideas are a by-product. That's exactly what happened with this 8-bit tie, created by ThinkGeek especially for the stupidest goddamned day of the year.