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bike chain tie

by Bethany N. Shorb
Handmade
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  • 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.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
21557
Made from
poly microfiber
Measurements
58" L x 3.75" to 4" W at widest point
Notes
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 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.

Visit our blog to learn more about Bethany and her designs. collection

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BIKE CHAIN TIE
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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    (3)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Matches most suits (4)
  • Stylish (4)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Office (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (4)

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4.0

My uncle loved it!

By 

from North Shore, MA

About Me Business Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Matches Most Suits
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about BIKE CHAIN TIE:

      The black background is a great fit with a black shirt - the subtle chain pattern accentuates the "tone on tone" look not gangster or funeralish. My uncle is 62, an avid cyclist, and frequently travels abroad for business. This tie is a good fit for holidays, work engagements, and the office. He's difficult to buy for....I was pleased to find this jewel on line.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

       
      3.0

      Shinier than expected

      By 

      from San Francisco

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Unattractive Pattern

        Best Uses

          Comments about BIKE CHAIN TIE:

          The tie is not as subtle as I had hoped. It is very shiny, and a little tacky, not appropriate for the office or formal events, but would work for a stylish guy wearing jeans. The bike chain print looks like it sits on top of the fabric, not integrated, the shine is what kills it for us though.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes, Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Husband
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great gift for a bike enthusiast!

          By 

          from Denver, CO

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Matches Most Suits
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about BIKE CHAIN TIE:

              I bought this for a friend who loves bicycling. It made a great gift and was appreciated!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I would recommend this item

              By 

              from Depew, New York

              About Me Casual

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Matches Most Suits
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Office
                • Travel

                Comments about BIKE CHAIN TIE:

                I bought this item as a gift for my husband who is an avid cyclist. He loved it! The tie is nice to wear to the office or an evening out. I would recommend this product for anyone who enjoys cycling and dressing up on occasion.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Father's day gift!

                By 

                from Doylestown, PA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Office

                    Comments about BIKE CHAIN TIE:

                    Great father's day gift. my husband loved this gift from his 2 little girls.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Fast shipping. Underpromised and overdelievered!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Husband
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Father’s Day

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    Fun

                    By 

                    from Saint Paul

                    About Me Casual

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • Matches Most Suits
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Office

                      Comments about BIKE CHAIN TIE:

                      My husband is a competitive cyclist and works in an office setting. I thought that this tie would be a good fit for him. It's fun while still being appropriate. I like the fact that it's subtle enough in the design that a person who may not be a cyclist might not pick out the pattern while a fellow cyclist would get a smile out of it. Quality isn't that of a designer tie by any means but definitely fine. I love it and so does my husband.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Husband
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

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