bike chain tieby Bethany N. Shorb
- the story
The Missing Link In Fashion
Subtly proclaim where your passions lie when you don one of designer Bethany Shorb's graphic neckties. From afar, this sleek accessory appears to be printed with a conventional criss-crossed pattern, but a closer look reveals crisp, hand-silkscreened bike chains in a completely unexpected context.
This high-design neckwear links your favorite human powered mode of transportation with your 9-to-5 attire. Whether you're a serious biker with your your spokes set on the Tour de France or you're simply satisfied with the occasional pedal around park, this eye-catching piece lets you show your support for your sport while still keeping your suit looking sharp.
High-quality, water-based inks are hand-silkscreened onto polyester microfiber, so no harmful solvents are required to keep your tie looking crisp. The fine-weave microfiber is a rich, sturdy, yet soft fabric. Handmade in the USA.
- Item ID
- Made from
- poly microfiber
- 58" L x 3.75" to 4" W at widest point
- Dry-cleaning is recommended to increase the tie's lifespan.
Microfiber ties are durable - they can be gently spot-washed and dried flat or machine washed and dried in a mesh bag. It is even safe to iron directly onto the printed design. The screenprinted design is heat-set for extra durability.
- the maker
Bethany N. Shorb
Bethany Shorb, CEO and Principal Designer of Cyberoptix was born in Boston, MA in 1976. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BFA from Boston University. Her photography and product design work have been widely published in the United States and abroad; her visual art and product work have been exhibited throughout the US and included in numerous private and public collections. Her musical alter ego has performed at many venues and festivals across North America including the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Movement: Detroit's Electronic Music Festival.
Shorb founded The Cyberoptix Tie Lab in 2006. As a designer of witty hand printed neckwear, she has applied her experience as a sculptor, couture, costume and graphic designer to transform a much maligned business necessity into a subversive object of desire.
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