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Math ties?
July 20, 2011 10:49 AM   Subscribe

Any good math or physics neckties?

I've been poking around for a reasonable math or physics tie or two. Or other sufficiently amusing geeky ties.

I've bought one fractal tie from zazzle.com, which has many more math ties. Zazzle sadly uses a low quality fabric printer however. Is there anyone with some variety who might do a better job?

There is another deeper problem that most math ties have text explaining the context, ala xkcd's tie or Maxwell's equations tie. It's fine if t-shirts explains a joke or gives context, but that's wholly inappropriate for a tie.

Anyone know about fabric printers in the abstract? Is there a clear technical distinction for good vs. crappy? Are some good for greyscale but not color? etc.
posted by jeffburdges to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Etsy usually has some fun ties. I just did a search for Math neckties.
posted by TooFewShoes at 10:53 AM on July 20, 2011


Think Geek has a few you may like.
posted by jacindahb at 11:04 AM on July 20, 2011


Herm├Ęs ties often have cool repeating geometric patterns and they're high quality ties. They're also quite expensive.
posted by ODiV at 11:12 AM on July 20, 2011


Mobius ties, etc.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:16 AM on July 20, 2011


Saw this from a previous askme tie thread: http://cyberoptix.com/. Check out the older (2009/10) collections. Not too many math themed (Haute Math, Crystal Math), but quite a few stylish geeky ones.
posted by bread-eater at 11:42 AM on July 20, 2011


I have a nice MC Escher swans necktie... I think you can find similar ones by googling.
posted by GuyZero at 11:45 AM on July 20, 2011


There's the ever-fashionable TeX tie, from the AMS.
posted by scruss at 12:44 PM on July 20, 2011


+1'ing cyberoptix.
posted by bl1nk at 12:44 PM on July 20, 2011


I used to sew my husband's ties when he was required to wear them for work and I had a lot of fun picking out tie fabrics at Britex. If you don't have a similarly awesome fabric store at your disposal, try ordering swatches online to see what you'd like and find a local seamstress.
posted by LuckySeven~ at 1:09 PM on July 20, 2011


Engineering husband suggests an actual mobius strip for a tie (rather than a traditional tie with mobius patterns.)
posted by theplotchickens at 3:30 PM on July 20, 2011


http://www.etsy.com/shop/toybreaker
posted by misformiche at 7:57 PM on July 23, 2011


crap someone already said that. well they are THAT awesome!
posted by misformiche at 7:58 PM on July 23, 2011


I definitely like the ties from cyberoptix tie lab (toybreaker) even if they aren't mathy. Thanks everyone!
posted by jeffburdges at 10:30 PM on July 25, 2011


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