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by Josh Jakus
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  • the story

Mr. Nice Tie

Business attire doesn't have to be boring! This clever update to the 9-to-5 staple zips seamlessly around the collar, giving your no-nonsense dress shirt a quirky focal point that doesn't take itself too seriously. The thick, 100% merino wool felt can be tamed with a simple zip, bringing a welcome dose of levity to this standard piece of office-wear. Hand-cut and sewn in San Francisco, California.

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Community Voted
Item ID
23417
Made from
merino wool, nylon zipper
Measurements
28" long and 3.75" wide at the widest point
Notes
Dry clean recommended.
  • the maker

Josh Jakus

Josh Jakus is a Berkeley, California-based designer dedicated to making experiential connections between form and function. When a person uses one of his products, they naturally encounter the way it was conceived and developed. Achieving such connections requires a strict material sensibility--using materials in their simplest form so intrinsic qualities show through, and a rigorous design efficiency that strives to get the most impact out of the fewest moves.

Josh founded his design practice in 2005 as a way of continuing his lifelong interest in the nature of structure, space and materials. Though his design practice is driven more by intellectual curiosity than pragmatism, Josh is still happiest making things that are meant to be used. An architect by training with an Masters of Architecture from UC Berkeley, Josh uses his understanding of the built environment and how it is inhabited to inform his designs, and he hopes his products will help foster a more intuitive understanding of all objects in the people who use them.

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ZIP TIE
 
3.0

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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25%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (4), Stylish (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (3)

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3.0

It's perfect if it looked like usual Tie

By 

from Hong Kong

About Me Casual, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Stylish

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Office

Comments about ZIP TIE:

It's perfect if it looked like an usual Tie. Also there is a room of improvement of the material used.

Service and delivery comments:

Very expensive delivery cost.

  • 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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2.0

Perfect Idea, terrible price.

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from Houston, TX

About Me Business Professional, Casual, Stylish

Pros

  • Excellent One-man Protest
  • Style

Cons

  • Price

Best Uses

  • Any Time

Comments about ZIP TIE:

You cannot beat this tie as a protest and conversation piece. Even my boss asked me about it when he is the reason I wear it to work with his aged tie requirements on certain days of the week.

My only complaints are:
1. Price is absolutely outrageous for what this is. Essentially a piece of cloth with a zipper sewn on.
2. No color options (black, darker brown definitly needed....)
3. And did I mention the price is way too high?

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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5.0

Clever!

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from Nyack, NY

About Me Casual, Maverick Nerd Rebel, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Original

Cons

  • Not For Every Occasion
  • Who Wears A Grey Tie

Best Uses

  • Parties Classes
  • Travel

Comments about ZIP TIE:

A real conversation starter! You can zip it all the way up nice and proper, or down a notch to look more casual. I wish it came in more tie-like colors.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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2.0

Not ready for prime time

By 

from Cleveland, OH

About Me Business Professional, Casual, Conservative, High End Shopper, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Unique

Cons

  • No Zipper Hide
  • Price

Best Uses

    Comments about ZIP TIE:

    It's okay but needs work... for instance, there's no sleeve covering to hide the zipper which would be ideal, also should be in black to go with more clothing outfits... also it's really overpriced... I would expect to pay less than half the asking for this as is... it's nifty, but it's not ready yet.

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    • Yes
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    • Self
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    Q and A

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

    206votes, 34 comments

    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

    This creative tie doesn't "tie" at all. It actually zips! Would you add this accessory to your wardrobe?

    Julie
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I'd really like to see a picture of this tie with a shirt. I think the knot-less look would be pretty nifty, but it would be good to see it. Also would want more colors.

    Vickie
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    VERY cool tie and would love to see it in girly colors too. :)

    Jeanine
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Would have bought it until I saw it is wool felt.

    Meredith
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    very unique

    A. Grace
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I'll be wearing this myself!

    Cindy
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Although a cute one time statement for fun...there is no doubt in my mind that the price would be ridiculous rendering it a no sale item

    Angela
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I really like the idea of this tie but would like to see other fabric and color options.

    Nadine
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I LOVE it!

    Lydia
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    This is awesome!

    Nelda

    A fabric other than wool felt would be nice but the idea is novel! Both of my sons would love it!

    Beth
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Agree that the idea is fun, but not loving the idea of wool felt.

    Ellen
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I want it for my son! (but I might borrow it on occasion. . . .)

    Suzanne
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Love it!! I'd wear it, too!

    Cathy
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Both business-appropriate adn fun

    Amanda
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Love it!! so different

    candice
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    I think having the zipper in the center is a little too symmetrical.it's just ok for me!

    Kathi
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Fun and different. I think you have a market out there with a younger generation.

    Kim

    I like it because it is different

    Linda
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Seriously? Dry cleaning is such a hassle.

    Crystal

    Unique look.

    Kristi
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Like it but I agree, best to show it with a shirt or on a model!

    Erica
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    That's just tacky. I'm professional all the way when it comes to business atire. I wouldn't dare buy that for my husband to wear.

    Kelly Ann
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Very fun!

    Carol

    very cleaver

    dawn

    Thumbs down, just learn to tie a Windsor knot

    Marcy

    It made me smile, but I honestly don't know a man who would wear it.

    Pam

    I love this thing! Ha! Perfect for the lazy guy who "has to" wear a tie!!!! I also like the sleekness of no knot! Very cool.

    Vicky

    Funny, I like it

    Brooke

    I would buy this for my boyfriend as soon as you list it! I like "American-Made" as well.

    Lorena

    My husband hates to wear a tie ... this is an interesting alternative.

    Dusty

    I love the look of it

    Susan

    Love it, very unique!

    susan

    I love this and think it's a great idea. Well-executed and entirely functional!

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