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chicago map tie

by Josh Bach
Handmade
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Subtle pay tribute to your favorite metropolis with a modern necktie that boasts a charming portrait of your home turf in a graphic aesthetic that is positively big-city chic! These high-design renderings of popular cities appear to be gridded graphics from afar, but up close street names, parks, and landmarks appear, allowing you to show a little hometown pride even in the most no-nonsense corporate environment. Each cosmopolitan accessory is suited to liven up the business attire of the local as well as the fellow about town, the urban enthusiast, or the civic aficionado. Designed by Josh Bach. Made in New York City.

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Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
23026
Made from
nylon, silk
Measurements
58" L x 3.5" W
Notes
Silk tie with nylon lining
Do not iron or dry clean
Made in USA of imported fabric
  • the maker
Josh Bach

Josh Bach

Josh Bach can't turn around in New York City without seeing something that inspires him. He also can't walk a block from his New York City apartment without seeing somebody sporting a necktie.

Stands to reason, then, the designer of witty but classy ties is in the right spot. Josh, who studied architecture at University of Pennsylvania before becoming a bartender-turned-advertising art director, lives in New York's Financial District. One day, he looked down and realized neckties are like blank canvases. The original concept was to do witty and whimsical ties that are wearable—like the one he conjured using design sketches of now-demolished baseball parks, or the one that spits out stock quotes from neck to belt, or, the necktie that's as useful for navigation as it is for fashion: the NYC subway map tie. collection

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CHICAGO MAP TIE
 
5.0

(based on 2 reviews)

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5.0

Awesome product

By 

from Chicago, IL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Matches Most Suits
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Formal Events
    • Office
    • Travel

    Comments about CHICAGO MAP TIE:

    I bought this tie as a gift to an out of town cousin. He travels all over the world for business. This tie was a perfect gift to tell him "so you can always find your way back."

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

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    5.0

    Quality

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    from Holiday fl

    About Me Business Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Office
      • Travel

      Comments about CHICAGO MAP TIE:

      My son was delighted!

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

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      Q and A

      When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

      625votes, 71 comments

      Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

      These clever ties are a fun way to show your hometown pride. What cities would you like to see?

      donna
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I love these!

      kim
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      small target base bowties might be better.

      nancy
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      love these

      Layenie
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Love the colors. Love that you have to look closer to see what the design actually is. Good talking point.

      Larissa
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Love the idea, but I would love to get one for my husband from Pittsburgh! Pittsburgh never gets any love...

      Tracy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Too busy for my taste. Not for the office either. Casual only.

      Rachel
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Good idea, but needs to have more punch.

      PK
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I CAN'T SEE THEM BEINGG WORN, EXCEPT BY TRAVEL AGENT BUT, I CAN SEE OTHER THINGS MADE FROM THEM.

      Whitney
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Love them!! Already have several people in mind!

      Terri
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      fun!

      CHRISTINE
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      UNIQUE

      Brandy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Those are not attractive ties, sorry.

      Marcie
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      cool concept. i think they would be VERY office friendly. very abstract and attractive from far away and then you get closer and it's like, WOW! it's a map!

      Judy
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Ugh! No professional would wear these.

      gf
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      without a price, and fabric info i don't know if these are something i'd buy or not

      HELEN
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Quirky and I like Quirky.

      Patty
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      No

      alexis
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I am crazy about maps so, if i saw a guy with a map tie i would be more interested in him.

      Erin
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      In concept these are kinda cool.

      Susan
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I guess if you "have" to wear a tie, these would be a fun, colorful choice. Much better than some that are out there.

      anne
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      no comment

      Christina
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      These are very cool.

      Paula
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Not my style. Too busy.

      Jennifer
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      FUN*

      Lisa
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Always looking for a tasteful yet unique tie!

      Jodean
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Would love to see for London!

      Amy
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I only hope there's a LARGE variety of cities available...maybe all the state capitals?? Usually products like this only have a few cities and that makes it hard to personalize....we don't ALL live in New York or Chicago, lol :)

      Katharine
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Love Josh Bach's ties - have bought them in the past for my father. Very fun patterns.

      Kathryn
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      cool gift

      lynne

      I think they are pretty cool and would make a good gift. Any in Raleigh, NC?

      Lee
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Love it! It would be great - although undoubtedly too expensive - to be able to get the map of your choice.

      Jane

      My husband loves maps. This would be a great idea as gifts for him!

      Diane
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I would buy these ties for several people I know in a heartbeat!

      joann
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Great attire for the groomsmen of a destination city wedding!

      Darcy

      Graphically and intellectually interesting

      Kathryn
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I think I already bought one of these for my son-in-law. His students love the Chicago tie. Ties that map smaller towns/cities would be even better!

      johnny

      love ties that are different....

      nancy
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      really fun..would depend on cost

      Jessica
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Would love a NYC map or subway map!

      KCatty
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Hopefully, they'd have many cities to choose from!

      Vicki
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I like them, but would need to have lots of city options to choose from. St. Louis, Kansas City, Washington,DC, New York, etc. Maybe even world cities?

      Jessica Kate
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Like the idea but too busy to wear.

      Patricia

      like it makes great conversation starter

      Eric
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Clever idea, but seem too busy and frantic, without letting other people "in on" the design.

      Dawn
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      With transportation being a hot topic, I think there is a market for these. There are many committees and conferences that move around the country where these could be sold to host cities as swag gifts for attendees. Very clever.

      franke

      If the ties depicted a specific state and were not so busy with road maps, then maybe.

      Jane
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      What a great souvenir item for "your city," as well as a cool graphic! Love them!

      Anne Marie

      I work at a travel agency - these are adorable!

      Heather
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Love the idea, but what's the price-point?

      Erin
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      They're just not attractive. While I do like a quirky tie now and then, this just isn't an interesting design.

      Candyce

      I think these would make a great gift. Very unique.

      Linda
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Very cool item!

      Peter
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I like it...i'm a fan of things with layers, and as pointed out, it looks like a nice geometric/architecture pattern but turns out to offer some fun detail, probably more entertaining for those NOT wearing the tie, but ain't nothing wrong with that.

      Caroline
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Boyfriend's an urban planner. Yes! Christmas solved!

      SARAH
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      So fun. I vote bowties too!

      emmie
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      fun idea but the designs do not look that impressive or professional - the cuflinks seem like a much better personalized item

      Deborah
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Maps are really HOT! They're popping up on everything and these appear to be well made.

      Jennifer
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Nice in a scarf

      Steve
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      I'm a cartographer, so OF COURSE it gets a thumbs-up from me. What about some Northwest Pacific cities like Tacoma or Seattle?

      Annie
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Any Chicago ties? :)

      Giselle
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Subtle and different.

      carolyn
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Hardly anyone wears ties anymore.

      Elena
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Hell yeah!

      A0407
      Vote: Thumbs down!

      Not very attractive

      brookelinn
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      you can never go wrong with a tie

      Jacqueline

      What fun for those who love geography! I love this idea!!

      Lisa
      Vote: Thumbs up!

      Fun ties are ALWAYS good to give and interesting to wear. Let's face it, menswear needs a 'boost' every once in a while!

      Julie

      Really depends on which cities are included on the list! :)

      Rose

      cool ties

      Seth

      I'm a geographer. Want.

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