Tuesday, October 16, 2012
A Necktie Patent
My PhotoShop - graphic designer brought an interesting blog post to my attention. Apparently these guys are seeking a patent concerning the design of striped neckties. Their novel idea is quite simple at first glance, however how they intend to approach this task is beyond me. The concept is to have the stripes of a necktie knot align with the stripes of the length of the tie that extends below the knot? Please note this concept in their photo.
Personally I have always thought that the tie knot should be a distinct contrast concerning the pattern or design of the tie. I have also come to terms with the realization that one man's idea could be an extreme one compared to another man's idea. What the heck do I know anyway - my taste has always been leaning towards trendy novelty neckties and wild fashion tie designs. I am not a very conservative necktie affectionado, although I do have more than two dozen stripped ties in my collection of over 400 ties at least.
They call it the Congruent Necktie. Here is their post from May 27th of 2009 on Brandish.tv
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. Read more here Congruent Neckties or on Ask Men
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Since 1996 Jeffrey Hunter has been retailing and designing neckties. Prior to his involvement in men's neckties he was a professional photographer shooting landscapes in Iceland, the US South West, India, New York City, Miami Beach, the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, and the 92 America's Cup.
He started selling ties in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego to car salesmen out of the trunk of 1966 Lincoln Continental and by appointment to stock brokerage firms. From 1997 to 2000 he operated two specialty retail kiosks selling ties in the Irvine Spectrum Center and Newport Beach Fashion Island. From the summer 2000 he has built web sites that offer novelty collector ties by Marvel Comics Spiderman, Disney and wildlife ties by Endangered Species. Included are really unique silk fashion ties by Electric Neckwear, and Martin Wong.
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