By Joel Johnson at 2:36 pm Wed, May 27, 2009
The "Congruent Necktie" is a patent-pending bit of neck-tech that allows the stripes of a tie to align with those of its knot, using some foul sorcery to be sure. They're sixty bucks each.
Coming soon: Horizontal Inline Neckties and Congruent Scarves. [via Brandish]
OOH! The OCD dollar! That’s a good market! Research shows that’s a growing market.
Except that, if you look closely, the stripes in the knot are upside down, so really only the white stripe can align…the bits of the blue stripes and the black stripe you can see are not aligned.
Not to be all OCD or anything…
Actually, I think I’d like a tie that was like a kimono and obi combination, i.e. the knot totally dissimilar to the body of the tie.
Looking through that guy’s site gives me such a strange feeling of unease. Is there a special word for this species of oddity? I wouldn’t say it’s crazy; he’s definitely inventive. But it’s as if the industrial by-product of the congruent tie manufacturing process is the emergence of an incongruent shadow reality.
The vibe is not dissimilar to Michael Moorcocks 1967 era descriptions of trendy clothing in the mid 1980s.
Why do some people still pretend it’s a good idea to tie a rope around your neck first thing in the morning ?
@7: because some of us like sex and money.
Do they come in a clip-on?
#8, plenty of that available without a tie, man.
Um, I assume they just reverse the orientation of a small portion of the tie where the knot is?
#5 Glitterboyblue- I agree. If I wanted someone to design unlikely-looking, vaguely uncomfortable looking fashions for my scifi movie, I’d call him for sure
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