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by Josh Bach
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  • the story

Fully Charged Fashion

Electrify your look with the blue and yellow circuit board tie! This fun and sophisticated piece of neck wear will suit an engineer, electrician or man who just really loves his gadgets! Made in the USA and Korea.

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Community Voted
Item ID
21073
Made from
nylon, silk
Measurements
58" L x 3.5 " W x 0.25 " H
Notes
Care: Hand wash, do not dry clean.
  • 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. Bach, who studied architecture at University of Pennsylvania before becoming a bartender-turned-advertising art director, lives in New York's Financial District, where the blur of ties in the morning and evening and almost every other time of day constantly reminds him that people need to lighten up-but do it with style.

"One day I looked down and realized neckties are like blank canvases," said Bach, who was a rare tie-wearing creative at his advertising agency. "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.

"New York is the most dynamic place. It's so saturated with images that aren't anywhere else," he says, recalling his first design, based on a poster he took down from 32nd Street. You can't turn around without seeing something inspiring. There's always an interesting graphic or image or drawing or sign. It's unending."

Bach doesn't just live in the midst of a sea of ties; both his office and apartment are a quick walk from the World Trade Center. From his apartment, Bach heard the commotion following the attack and went to his roof as the events unfolded. He saw images on Sept. 11 he'll never forget, but not ones that are stronger than scenes he's already got of the city, or pictures he's seen since. "New York is an amazing place in the face of tragedies," he says. "The city always comes together. And it's always reinventing itself." collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Circuit Board Tie
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (3)
  • Stylish (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (7)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (3)

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4.0

Classy Tie

By 

from NYC

About Me Casual

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive pattern
  • Reasonable Quality

Cons

  • May Not Launder Well

Best Uses

  • Semiformal Occasions

Comments about Circuit Board Tie:

It was a gift so I'm not sure how it will be used. I am guessing for work meetings. I would have liked to have a better idea of the blend before purchasing it may have influenced my decision. Overall I'm fairly pleased, I hope it is a gift he uses.

  • 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

 
5.0

Quality tie

By 

from Kansas City, MO

About Me Business Professional, High End Shopper, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Matches Most Suits
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Office

    Comments about Circuit Board Tie:

    Looks like the picture. Made beautifully. Feels very nice.

    • 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

     
    5.0

    He loved it!

    By 

    from St francisville, Louisiana

    About Me Gift buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Matches Most Suits
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • For Computer Engineer

      Comments about Circuit Board Tie:

      I needed a special gift for my daughters boyfriend who is a computer specialist. He really liked it.

      • 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)

       
      5.0

      Super nice tie!

      By 

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Business Professional, Casual

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Different
      • Good Quality
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fun gift

        Comments about Circuit Board Tie:

        For the techno-geek in my life. He loved it... and it is a nicely made tie.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        Q and A

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

        360votes, 30 comments

        Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

        Designer Josh Bach never lets us down when we're in need of clever new ties. Would the computer geek in your life get a kick out of this Circuit Board Tie?

        Melanie
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Unique, affordable gift! I like it.

        DL
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Tie is cool but too high priced

        elena
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Gotta love anything geeky!

        Erica
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        I love items that have subtle quirkiness (in this case, geekiness) but look normal from afar.

        Seneca
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Cute and nice color combination.

        Christine
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Great for the geek.

        Emily
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        I like the subtle geekiness of this. It's still professional enough to wear, but it's got a little extra fun for anyone who might recognize it. A little pricy.

        Michelle
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        This would be worth $45 only if it were actually made out of circuit boards.

        Christine
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        oh it's a circuit board? If you couldn't tell right off, a real pain to have to explain...

        David C
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        It's just a tie!

        june
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        nice. flexible. it doesnt have to be a circuit board if you dont want it to be

        Di
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Ties are a thing of the past, unless dressing up for a wedding or funeral . . . and who wants to wear a circuit board tie to an event like that?

        Christina
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        I could see this being a good gift for someone who's into that type of stuff. And reasonable gift price although expensive for a tie.

        Bridget
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        For those of you who are saying that this is to expensive I am wondering if you have looked over the fact that this is a SILK tie. Alot of silk ties go for way more that 45. More like 80.

        Linda
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Must be made in USA totally.

        Susan
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Might be a nice gift for the right person, but I wouldn't know who.

        Barbara B
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Clever, attractive, useful

        Christina
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        I think it looks cool but I'm not sure if I would pay that price for a "novelty" tie, even if it is silk.

        Tess
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Geek chic, but not obviously so.

        Jennifer
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Too expensive!

        Dana
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        I think this is beautiful even if I didn't know it was a circuit board

        Natalie
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Most of my males don't have to wear ties ... it's hard to tell from the picture that it's anything more than a bunch of random dots (vs. a circuit board).

        sharon
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Good design and color even if not geeky! Price good too.

        alena
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        seriously almost $50 for an overly tacky tie.

        Izzy
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        my boyfriend would love it!

        Nicole
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Signals catalog called, they want their tie back.

        KJ
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Perfect price. Made in USA! great gift idea!

        susan
        Vote: Thumbs down!

        Too high priced for the product.

        Jennifer
        Vote: Thumbs up!

        Nice design but too expensive

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