Tie me up….


YSL Cravate Necktie detail

Navy Chain Necktie closeup


The necktie (or tie) is a long piece of cloth worn for decorative purposes around the neck or shoulders, resting under the shirt collar and knotted at the throat. Variants include the bow tie, ascot tie, bolo tie, and the clip-on tie. The modern necktie, ascot, and bow tie are descended from the cravat. Neck ties are generally unsized, but may be available in a longer size. Men and boys wear neckties as part of regular office attire or formal wear. Neckties can also be worn as part of a uniform (e.g. military, school and waitstaff), whereas some choose to wear them as everyday clothing attire.


After finding some ‘oh so’ retro and funky ties at the charity shops, I thought they would make some interesting soft jewellery. 

So had a play with them and some sewing bits and pieces. 

Here is the result of my experiments and playfulness with second hand ties……

Dior Monsieur Tie CuffDior Monsieur Tie Cuff

Dior Monsieur Tie CuffDior Monsieur Necktie

Dior Monsieur Necktie


Tie knot cuffKnot Tie Cuff.

Knot Tie Cuff.

Navy Chain Necktie

YSL Cravate Necktie


YSL Cravate headbandYSL Cravate headband


About lindsayp

I'm 21 and currently in my last year at uni studying object design at Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand. I'm looking foward to traveling after my degree and spending some time overseas working. View all posts by lindsayp

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