Necktie Skirt

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Sandy & Jim Martin

$60.00 $19.99

Sandy & Jim Martin created by

Sandy & Jim Martin

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A great necktie is a piece of personality expressed in cloth: conservative stripes, crazy paisleys, or a playful print. But why should the men have all the fun?

This prep-tacular skirt takes the traditional tie and transforms it into something distinctly feminine. The skirt's wide front panel is crafted from the narrow and broad ends of upcycled neckties, creating a pallet of blues, reds, or greens. Some ties will be 100% silk, others will be silk blends, some ties are 100% rayon, some 100% cotton and still others will be wool blends. The back panel and lining are made with reclaimed suiting fabric. Secure the skirt in place with a hidden side button, and tie the front panel across at the opposite hip, and you're in business. Made in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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Sandy & Jim Martin

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Sandy & Jim Martin

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Growing up, Michigan farm girl Sandy Martin witnessed first-hand the the health repercussions of conventional farming with pesticides. Later, when she worked in the apparel industry, she saw how some manufacturers negatively affected the environment and communities where they operated. So with the help of her husband Jim, Sandy founded an apparel company based on honesty, environmental awareness, and high-quality American-made designs. Their manufacturing process is completely green and uses no PVCs, plastisols, heavy-metal inks, or chlorinated bleaches. They reclaim waste fabric from their own production, from other garment makers, and from thrift stores and give these cast-offs new life in creative items like T-shirt scarves. Headquartered in a 19th century horse carriage terminal on the shores of Lake Winnebago in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the Martins' operation is dedicated to creating apparel jobs both there and throughout the U.S. They also work with Aspiro, a non-profit in Green Bay, Wisconsin that specializes in teaching job skills to cognitively disabled adults. Some of the Martins' designs are cut and sewn by adults in the program, promoting independent living.

Recycled Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
nylon, polyester, reclaimed materials
Measurements
Small/Med fits approx sizes 6-12; Large/XL fits approx 14-18; both sizes vary from 25-26" in length
Notes
Dry clean only.

Each is one-of-a-kind and will vary.
Please click here to view our bottoms sizing chart.
Item ID
21613

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Due to the upcycled nature of this item, each front panel will vary. We cannot guarantee all colors or patterns in photo will be incorporated into each skirt.

This item has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.


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NECKTIE SKIRT
 
2.0

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

13%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice color (3)

Cons

  • Cheap fabric (4)

Best Uses

  • Wear to work (5)
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      78% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Waist:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      56% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      56% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Trendy/stylish dresser (4), Classic dresser (3)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (3), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (3)

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1.0

Only the front made of ties

By 

from Mpls Mn

Pros

    Cons

    • Cheap Fabric
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about NECKTIE SKIRT:

      Only the front is made of ties, the rest is ugly plastic/canvase material. I was very disapointed.

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Waist:
      • Feels true to size
      • Length:
      • Feels too long
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Great idea - poor design

      By 

      from Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Pros

      • Well made

      Cons

      • Poor Design
      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

        Comments about NECKTIE SKIRT:

        Great idea, but poorly executed. It is too long and tailored enough to not work in just 2 sizes. The fabric used for the back of the skirt is an odd color and too thin to balance out the heaviness of the front. Discontinued for a reason!

        • Fit:
        • Feels too big
        • Waist:
        • Feels too big
        • Length:
        • Feels too long
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Comfort vs Style:
        • Comfort Driven
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Meh...

        By 

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad design
          • Cheap Fabric
          • Fabric Choice Is Poor

          Best Uses

            Comments about NECKTIE SKIRT:

            I was going to give this to my sister as a Christmas gift. I really wish I had paid more attention to the reviews because I wouldn't have ordered it if I had read them. The ties were just sew together - and that effect is super cool - but they weren't deconstructed at all so they are very heavy. The rest of the skirt is made from ridiculously cheap & flimsy fabric.

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Waist:
            • Feels true to size
            • Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Comfort Driven
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            5.0

            Gets so many compliments!

            By 

            from Massachusetts

            About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

            Pros

            • Figure Flattering
            • Nice Fabric
            • Wrinkle Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wear To Work

              Comments about NECKTIE SKIRT:

              I work at a business school and thought this would be a fun twist on "business attire". I get so many compliments on this skirt when I wear it, from staff and faculty and also from trendy students. The waistband buttons are very flexible for sizing, but it still feels a little bit loose. Not a big deal to move a button. Love this skirt!

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Waist:
              • Feels too big
              • Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Comfort Driven
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              necktie skirt too heavy in front

              By 

              from Vancouver, WA

              About Me Classic Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about NECKTIE SKIRT:

              the front was too heavy and the lining on the back of the skirt was too short, so that it didn't hang straight. The materials were fine. I'm disappointed that it didn't hang right, as I thought it was a really cute idea.

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Waist:
              • Feels true to size
              • Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Comfort Driven
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No, No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Cute & lots of compliments but

              By 

              from Cincinnati

              About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

              Pros

              • Nice Color
              • One of a Kind

              Cons

              • Curls Upon Bavk

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Date Night/Night Out
              • Wear To Work

              Comments about NECKTIE SKIRT:

              Disappointment in the fact that the back curled up while wearing. It wasn't uncomfortable but became bothersome as I feared I was going to show my backside. I love the idea and would love to purchase additional ones but fear the same thing happening. Loved the uniqueness of the ties and the color combination fit right in.

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Waist:
              • Feels too big
              • Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Style Driven
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No, No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Great idea - great look. Feels wrong!!

              By 

              from Huntsville, Al

              About Me Classic Dresser

              Pros

              • Great idea
              • Nice Color

              Cons

              • Cheap Fabric

              Best Uses

              • Wear To Work

              Comments about NECKTIE SKIRT:

              I was really excited about this skirt when I first received it but after wearing it - I am just so-so. It finally got cool enough here in the south to cwear it - it is much heavier than I expected. The wrap style and adjustable waist just does not work very well - might have been better with elasitic than buttons?? The other reviewers are correct - the difference in the heavy weight of the front and the thin weight of the back makes the skirt hang wrong. The adjustable waist sort of makes this worse since the on the smallest setting the weight of the front is not supported well by the buttons. I am going to take to an alteration shop and see if they can "add" some additional buttonholes to make the skirt fit closer and help support the weight of the front of the skirt. Additionally - the back is green and the ties are blue so it even seems like the colors don't match. I am very disappointed. Great idea - like the look. Bad execution - no joy!

              • Fit:
              • Feels too big
              • Waist:
              • Feels too big
              • Length:
              • Feels too long
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Puckered back panel

              By 

              from NYC

              About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Wrinkle Resistant

              Cons

              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

              • Wear To Work

              Comments about NECKTIE SKIRT:

              The back panel is puckered and doesn't lie flat. Would have preferred different colors--blues, reds etc.

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Waist:
              • Feels true to size
              • Length:
              • Feels too long
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Comfort Driven
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Neutral colors, good for fall/winter.

              By 

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable waist
              • Neutral tones
              • Nice Color

              Cons

              • Cheap Fabric
              • HeavyBulky

              Best Uses

              • Date Night/Night Out
              • Wear To Work

              Comments about NECKTIE SKIRT:

              This skirt is a wonderful upcycle idea. I was drawn to that. It is unique and yet a skirt I will wear on a regular basis because of the neutral colors of the ties. I was pleasantly surprised by the adjustable waist.
              The fabric on the back of the skirt is a charcoal gray and not of the same weight as the front. This causes the back to turn up on the end and look like it has been "pulled" or cut too short. It is wearable, but looks odd. For the price, I would have liked for the entire skirt to be lined as well.

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Waist:
              • Feels true to size
              • Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Comfort Driven
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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