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Neck Noose Sums Up How A Lot Of People Feel About Neck Ties

Neck Noose Tie (Images courtesy CYBEROPTIX)
By Andrew Liszewski

Novelty ties were quite popular a few years ago, but the fad seems to have died off save for the occasional clever design that pops up every now and then like the Neck Noose. The tie features a detailed rope print that starts where the tie is knotted and ends with frayed fibers at the bottom, and it’s the perfect way to say ‘I’m only wearing a tie because it’s required of me.’ And as a side rant, at what point in human development did tying a piece of hanging fabric around our necks become an indication of professionalism? I’m convinced the neck tie started out as a sight gag by some long dead fashion designer, and for some reason everyone decided to take it seriously.

The Neck Noose is available from CYBEROPTIX in a 100% silk version for $40 or a microfiber version for $30.

[ Neck Noose Tie ] VIA [ Fashionably Geek ]







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  • Geoff

    Nooses should not be joked about at all, at least in the U.S. where we have a grave history of lynching that still effects us today.

  • skeptic

    Doesn’t affect me.
    And if someone voluntarily wears one of these ties, what is the problem? It is when these are worn involuntarily that there is a problem.
    People need to stop trying to be offended.

  • woot

    Geoff: we also have this wonderful tradition of free speech.

    That means we’ll continue to joke about whatever we want, and that includes gallows humor. If you have a problem with it, go eat your watermelon.

  • http://www.simpson.edu/~eric.martin E. Michael Martin

    Actually, Neck ties devolved from elaborate neck scarves worn my men in the French Revolutionary period. They were a way to cover up the neck, a body part that had been severed frequently. Clothes became much simpler in order to distance people from aristocracy, and the scarves simplified themselves over time as well.

    It was this movement that started the modern suit, as well, since wealth was shown now by tailoring, and not ornate-ness of the clothing.

  • http://www.ohgizmo.com David

    This is an interesting thread, not the least of which because it seems to revolve around Geoff’s somewhat amusing assumption that the Internet ends within the borders of the USA…

  • John

    Wearing this will get you beaten half to death, weeks later, by African-Americans who will then go on to be supported by Senator Obama in their actions.

  • Ram-Rod

    You're just being an idiot.

  • Ram-Rod

    You're just being an idiot.

  • Ram-Rod

    You're just being an idiot.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N44HDYVASTXNGIAS2FGY46VDZE red

    People are way too sensitive i think skeptic is right people are looking for reason to be offended. if thats the case then nothing should ever be said or done because everything you do will offend at least one person somewhere in the world. geoff im offended by you being offended by a tie!!!!