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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Spot the difference

There's something different about this tie, can you tell what it is? Probably not, the picture does not convey the supremely tactile surface that can only be found on--suede! That's right, it's leather! When you hear "leather tie," you probably think of one of those skinny monstrosities that were all the rage during the New Wave years. This tie by Tinder, on the other hand, is crafted to the same dimensions as a "normal" tie, and decorated with geometric motifs reminiscent of those of Gustav Klimt (more about him at a later date). The tie is not actually tied: the "knot" and blade are permanently attached. The tie tightens around the neck by means of an ingenious zipper loop, sometimes seen on boys' ties.

Some other non-standard materials from which ties have been made are:
Given my "name," I should probably get one of these Burl Wooden Neckties.

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