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microscope tie

by Bethany N. Shorb
Handmade
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  • the story

Science Affair.

Sharpen your focus, and your wits, with this geektastic tie that takes the microscope out of the science lab and transports it into your closet. This original illustration is based on vintage chemistry lab apparatuses. Who knew you could make that standard dress shirt look so smart?

High-quality, water-based inks are hand-silkscreened onto polyester microfiber, so no harmful solvents are required to keep your ties looking crisp. The fine-weave microfiber is a rich, sturdy, yet soft fabric. Handscreened in Detroit, Michigan.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
21219
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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MICROSCOPE TIE
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (7)
  • Matches most suits (6)
  • Stylish (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Office (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (4), Business professional (3), Casual dresser (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (11)

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5.0

Really nice!

By 

from Chula Vista, CA

About Me High End Shopper

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Matches Most Suits
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Formal Events
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about MICROSCOPE TIE:

    Bought this for my Brother who is a biology teacher. He will be wearing it on the first day of school . He loves it!

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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Very cool

    By 

    from New Jersey

    About Me Bargain Hunter, Casual, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Matches Most Suits
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Office

      Comments about MICROSCOPE TIE:

      My husband is a science teacher with a great sense of humor. This tie is the perfect amount of professional and playful in one.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      So unique!

      By 

      from Ashland, KY

      About Me Bargain Hunter, Casual, Retired, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Conversation Starter
      • Good Quality
      • Matches Most Suits
      • One of a kind
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Academic Events
        • Office
        • Teaching

        Comments about MICROSCOPE TIE:

        My son loved it!

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

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Love it!

        By 

        from Texas

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Matches Most Suits

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Formal Events
          • Office

          Comments about MICROSCOPE TIE:

          My husband is an ardent pathologist who was surprised and loved the tie when I presented it to him. He wore it for his graduation and all his pathologist professors wanted to know where he got it from as they wanted a similar one too....

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

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Love it!

          By 

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Casual

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Matches Most Suits

          Cons

          • Only time will tell

          Best Uses

          • Classroom
          • Office

          Comments about MICROSCOPE TIE:

          Got this for me brother who is a high school science teacher, and...well, it's perfect for him

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          A tie with great objectives

          By 

          from Coral Springs, Fl

          About Me Business Professional, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Office

            Comments about MICROSCOPE TIE:

            This was the perfect gift for my husband. He is a pathologist and has a special affection for microscopes. The vintage look was also a hit because he collects antique microscopes. As soon as I saw in the catalogue, I knew he'd love it. I was right!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Adorkable!

            By 

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Business Professional, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Classic Colors
            • High quality
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Office

              Comments about MICROSCOPE TIE:

              Great Gift. My father who helped me become the geek that I am will LOVE it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              This tie is a find!

              By 

              from Rhode Island

              About Me Business Professional, Conservative, Proud parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Matches Most Suits
              • Stylish
              • Unusual

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • In the lab
                • Office

                Comments about MICROSCOPE TIE:

                My son-in-law just earned his PhD and will soon begin teaching college students. As soon as I saw this tie, I knew he would love it! His birthday is five months away and I can't wait to give it to him! The vintage motif and subdued black and gray colors of the tie are perfect. This tie would be good for any guy interested in science.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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