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dead languages tie

by Josh Bach
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  • the story

A Universal Message

The dead languages tie will spark the interest of any art and history lover. Based on the steps leading up to the Los Angeles Library, this tie is a torso-length take on Jud Fine's sculpture, "Spine," which displays ancient languages, hieroglyphics, math, music, braille and all symbols of beauty and historical significance. Made in the USA and Korea.

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Item ID
21072
Made from
nylon, silk
Measurements
58" L x 3.5" W x 0.25" H
Notes
Care: 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. 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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Dead Languages Tie
 
4.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

The title is the tie

By 

from Cherry Hill, NJ

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Stylish

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Office
  • Social
  • Travel

Comments about Dead Languages Tie:

I have been buying my hubbie unique ties for years, so I am always looking out for something different. It is. Color is rich.

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  • Yes

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice but not nice enough for the money

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from Loma Linda, CA

About Me Business Professional, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Matches Most Suits
  • Stylish
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Office

    Comments about Dead Languages Tie:

    I gave this as a gift. I was disappointed that it felt stiff and not as silky as I expected it would be. Overall, he seemed to like it but we were both surprised it had no tag in it. Usually, the narrower end of the tie slides through the maker's tag to hold it in place. I just hope it holds up well.

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    4.0

    Mostly awesome

    By 

    from Boston, ma

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          Comments about Dead Languages Tie:

          I'm a huge language nerd and this tie was a gift. I love it. But I've noticed that pi is not correct, and the Brahmi script is upside down. But im pretty impressed overall.

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          Q and A

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

          309votes, 23 comments

          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

          Erin is fluent in fashion as a second language, so we were thrilled when she submitted Josh Bach's Dead Languages Tie for voting. Does this tie speak to your style?

          Melanie
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Unique, affordable gift! I like it.

          elena
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Ahhh!! This would be PERFECT for my High School Latin teacher...although I probably wouldn't have bought it for him because he tortured us with declensions and his insistence on only speaking Latin in the classroom....but perfect gift it would have been, none the less =P

          Seneca
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          This is my FAV out of the others!

          jamie
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Lol no one who knows/has studied dead languages needs a tie when they are working at McDonalds because their degree isn't worth anything. Also priced too high.

          Karen
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          As with the other ties, a bit expensive, but nice. Still a keeper.

          Jack Andrew
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          like it but too expensive for a tie from uncommon goods

          brittany
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          love the designs!

          Christine
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          again if I have to explain it what's the point. braille is a "dead" language?

          Anne-Marie
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Cute but pricey

          David C
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          And again just another tie.

          Deborah
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          love these ties

          Elinore
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Perfect gift for the English teacher Dad

          Annie
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Good conversation piece.

          Christina
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I love this, if it were a women's t-shirt I'd buy it lol!

          Linda
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Must be made in USA totally.

          Tess
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Love it! As an English teacher, this would go on my Christmas Wish List!

          Dana
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          lever and different. Would prefer if the pattern was on the diagonal, not horizontal.

          Christine
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          So, would someone take the time to stand and look and read the tie?...no, not me

          Yolanda
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I personally really really want this! I just don't want to pay the asking price!

          Natalie
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Who is going to buy something titled "Dead languages"? How about ancient languages? It's not really dead if it's braille and music and math. Anyhow, not that special anyway.

          sharon
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          My favorite!

          alena
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          how many overly pricey tacky ties could one person really need?

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