Cyberoptix

Hand-printed Neckties, Bow Ties, Wedding Ties & Scarves

Michigan, United States · 65255 Sales

Cyberoptix

Hand-printed Neckties, Bow Ties, Wedding Ties & Scarves

Michigan, United States 65255 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Announcement   Celebrating our 10th anniversary of manufacturing right in the heart of downtown Detroit, our flagship brick-and-mortar retail location is now open!

Well Done Goods
1440 Gratiot Ave, 1D
Detroit MI 48207

Mon-Fri: 11am-7pm | Sat: 10am-7pm | Sun 11am-5pm |

The Cyberoptix Tie Lab was started in 2005 after noticing a void in creative, yet sophisticated neckwear. We've been known for over a decade for our irreverent hand-silkscreened neckties, bow ties, pocket squares & scarves. We're so excited to expand even further into more accessories, bags, apparel, home goods and vintage treasures!

Cyberoptix transforms a maligned business necessity into a subversive object of desire. Our ties provide a seditious fashion statement for executives bound to the neck noose, and a sharply styled alternative for those who don’t need to wear a tie, but choose to do so.

We are a small boutique design house specializing in men's affordable-but-luxurious accessories, all made with love and a commitment to responsible design and manufacturing. We create unique, hand-printed silk and Vegan friendly neckties and scarves - and since your walls were lonely, we now make some new prints on paper too!

Each Cyberoptix® tie, scarf and art print is hand-screened to order in our downtown Detroit studio. "Made to order" doesn't mean "made to wait around!" We understand sometimes the "last minute is the best minute" - birthdays, anniversaries and even weddings can sneak up on you! This is my full-time gig and we both print and ship Monday-Friday. This is how we are able to offer literally thousands of color, print and size options for you, yet still keep our prices very affordable.

Announcement

Last updated on 08 Dec, 2017

Celebrating our 10th anniversary of manufacturing right in the heart of downtown Detroit, our flagship brick-and-mortar retail location is now open!

Well Done Goods
1440 Gratiot Ave, 1D
Detroit MI 48207

Mon-Fri: 11am-7pm | Sat: 10am-7pm | Sun 11am-5pm |

The Cyberoptix Tie Lab was started in 2005 after noticing a void in creative, yet sophisticated neckwear. We've been known for over a decade for our irreverent hand-silkscreened neckties, bow ties, pocket squares & scarves. We're so excited to expand even further into more accessories, bags, apparel, home goods and vintage treasures!

Cyberoptix transforms a maligned business necessity into a subversive object of desire. Our ties provide a seditious fashion statement for executives bound to the neck noose, and a sharply styled alternative for those who don’t need to wear a tie, but choose to do so.

We are a small boutique design house specializing in men's affordable-but-luxurious accessories, all made with love and a commitment to responsible design and manufacturing. We create unique, hand-printed silk and Vegan friendly neckties and scarves - and since your walls were lonely, we now make some new prints on paper too!

Each Cyberoptix® tie, scarf and art print is hand-screened to order in our downtown Detroit studio. "Made to order" doesn't mean "made to wait around!" We understand sometimes the "last minute is the best minute" - birthdays, anniversaries and even weddings can sneak up on you! This is my full-time gig and we both print and ship Monday-Friday. This is how we are able to offer literally thousands of color, print and size options for you, yet still keep our prices very affordable.

Bethany Shorb

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Updates

Who thought ties could be so chill?! We absolutely love this super relaxed photo of author Jimmy Tomczak for his book tour. Got sleep? Tangled waves of Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta electrical-impulses gradually change frequency up the length of the tie.
Did you know that we hand-mix over 100 printing ink colors? That's especially useful for our wedding packages for matching neckties, where you can order up any color combo under the sun, and at 10%-30% off, depending on quantity!
Look at these dapper boys in Fishing neckties in narrow charcoal grey! The groom comes from a long line of boat captains, so they have always had a love for their life spent on the sea.
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About

The Cyberoptix® TieLab was started in 2005 after noticing a void in creative yet sophisticated neckwear.

Our ties are as unique as you are.

You don't need another boring tie. You do need a necktie that reflects your personality. That's why we're here. Whether you love ties or love to hate ties, you've arrived at a place where you can choose from thousands of design and color combinations. The shopping cart displays tried-and-true options we've already picked out for you -- or, you can create your very own!

Customization is usually a long, difficult process. We're here to change that.

We've selected tons design and color combinations that we know look great on everyone. However, as tie makers we know all the fun is really in the design process. You're invited to join in that process!

The Cyberoptix TieLab was started in 2005 after noticing a void in creative, yet sophisticated neckwear. We specialize in making men and women of all ages undeniably presentable. We dutifully outfit gangs of groomsmen, bridesmaid and ring-bearers with our very customizable color schemes.

"Made to order" doesn't mean made to wait around! We understand that often the last minute is the best minute -- birthdays, anniversaries and even weddings can sneak up on you! We print to order and ship Monday-Friday. This is how we are able to offer literally thousands of color, print, and size options for you -- yet still keep our prices very affordable.

Our bespoke printing service: For only $5 more, you can build a necktie, bow tie, pocket square or scarf in the perfect color and design combination that is unique to your style, the event you're planning, or organization you belong to. You can choose from over 100 fabric colors, over 100 printing ink colors, six tie sizes, countless fabric choices, and over 350 graphics. The really crazy part? We'll have it out the door to you in just a couple of days. No waiting. Your time is worth more than that.

We only use materials and supplies that are best for you. We exclusively print with environmentally responsible, water-based inks. They're better for the health of our planet, the people who make your ties in our workshop, and they perform much better on fine fabrics like silk. You know that thick, cracked graphic on your t-shirt? You sure don't want that on your tie -- that's solvent-based printing ink. Yuck!

In order to provide you with the most unique ties in the whole world, our necktie and scarf fabric is handmade by our trusted, vetted and inspected partners. They are super awesome weaving specialists who make the actual fabric we screen print on. Each and every tie is hand sewn. We pick threads, agonize over weave textures and measurements, resulting in beautiful bespoke ties for our printing hands. We've designed a color range for you that no one else has, in a quality that you can be confident in.

We're here to help out! What some folks have said about their order experience:

"You guys are awesome. I hope you storm the world with your ties and your excellent humor--not to mention your superior customer service. I haven't seen service like this since the days when you drove up to a gas station and 8 gorgeous men ran out and serviced your car while they pumped your gas.. for 45 cents a gallon! Twelve thumbs up for you." - Gloria, IL

And what the print papers, internets and teevee have said:

"Bethany Shorb is breathing some long overdue freshness into neckties with her CYBEROPTIX TIE LAB. ...At around $40, these handmade beauties blow department store ties out of the water." -JoshSpear

"These ties are the perfect way to say, "I'm hip, AND I have I job." -BEN POPKEN , Consumerist

The TieLab has been featured on the Martha Stewart Show, HGTV; various design blogs such as io9, notcot, thrillist, indiefixx, indieobsession, Fabulist, The Consumerist, Uncrate and print publications such as The New York Times, The New York Times Style Magazine, Grazia France, Time Out New York, Time Out Chicago, Make Magazine, Details, Fiberarts, Bust, Adorn, URB, BPM, and Industrial Nation.

We hope to feature some fine neckwear - on you!

Shop members

  • Bethany Shorb

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hand-printed over 450,000 ties so far! Raised in Connecticut & now calls Detroit, Michigan home. I'm proud of and love my adopted city of 17 years - happy to see young artists making it a viable home-base for a new wave of independent manufacturing.

  • Manzin

    Operations Manager

    Darkening the Lab since 2012! When not on the clock, this Cyberoptix veteran can be found on either end of a camera, working on a growing collection of internet memes, or developing a detergent that makes black clothes blacker with each wash.

  • Emma

    Production Manager

    Emma helps hand-print every one of your ties and scarves, made to order! She began in the summer of 2014, as one of our runners. Imported from the land down under, moving to Detroit in 2006.

  • Cody

    Photographer

    Cody is the photo retoucher at Cyberoptix, carefully editing each necktie to its full picturesque glory. Originally hailing from Ontario, Canada, he is a graduate of the College for Creative Studies with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography.

  • Jess

    Printer

    She is currently pursuing a double major in History and Art Education at Wayne State University. She prides herself on being the best of cat mothers to her feline fur kid Figaro, and wishes to one day visit India and to illustrate children's books.

  • Lee

    Shipper, Inventory Specialist

    Performance artist, dj, bartender, born & raised in Detroit. Always killing it with hustle and enthusiasm, Lee gets our packages out the door with unprecedented speed and panache while simultaneously helping Marie keep tabs on the stockroom.

  • Mariah

    Printer

    Mariah is another of our talented screenprinters. She loves to race and cruise on sailboats. She is an animal lover. Her favorite color is blue and she can be seen eating chicken often (KFC anyone?).

  • Marie

    Inventory Manager

    Originally from California, she has moved to Detroit twice. The First time by bicycle and second time after finishing her bike tour from Mexico to Chile! She loves trying different things like climbing and driving pedi-cabs around Detroit.

  • Pilar

    Wholesale & PR

    Pilar comes to us with a background in Fashion, Entertainment and the Non-Profit community. She exudes enthusiasm and positive energy while also being quite unflappable… unless there’s a caterpillar in the room!

  • Studio Cat

    Social Media Manager

    Rozwell Pantone Cool Grey 11C, aka Studio Cat. He's really the boss! Main model & Social Media specialist. He is the current face of our new line of ties for cats. Quite the gentleman, he knows to only lay in cat-approved spaces, never on your ties!

Shop policies

Last updated on 21 February, 2018
Welcome to the TieLab! We've transformed the most maligned accessory into a highly coveted, luxurious object. Each elegantly subversive tie and scarf is handmade of the finest and some of the most unusual materials - all in our studio in downtown Detroit. Don't be afraid to tie one on.

Each tie is individually hand screenprinted. Placements may vary slightly from piece to piece. Each is unique and may have its own variation in print density and texture, with indications and remnants of the printing process on the reverse, further adding to its individual character. Our work is proudly made by skilled hands, not robots!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Items on sale
We make each tie to order! Please be sure of design, color and tie or scarf measurements before purchase. We're here to answer any questions before you order.

We're happy to exchange regular stock (non-custom) within 2 weeks of purchase. Winter holiday orders get 28 days! Please just pay regular shipping cost for the exchange. Any errors or omissions on our part can be exchanged at our expense.

If you'd prefer a refund, return the item unworn and in new, resaleable condition. We refund purchase price less shipping cost and a 15% restocking fee. Please email us for a RMA number to include with your package so we can process your refund.

Any custom, bulk (3 or more same design) or wedding orders cannot be refunded. To avoid that costly regret, we offer a swatching service for color matching, and we're happy to answer any questions you have before placing your order.

You can find swatches right here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Cyberoptix?section_id=5522651
Payment
For online payment, we currently accept both PayPal and credit cards through Etsy's processor. We also accept Bitcoin, just convo for details.

PLEASE make sure your address in Etsy/PayPal is up to date! We have had a few misdirected orders lately due to customers having very old addresses on file and no alternate address submitted. Homeless ties and scarves are very, very sad!

If payment is not received and we are not contacted within 7 days, we regrettably will have to cancel your order and leave negative feedback. Please, please keep in contact with us so that we don’t have to be meanies!

Customers residing in the state of Michigan (MI) will have sales tax in the amount of 6% added to their order.

For our international customers, please keep in mind that any tariffs, taxes, or customs fees will be the responsibility of the buyer. The amount (if any) due is at the sole discretion of the customs agent that periodically inspects inbound parcels, we can not provide estimates. Orders sent back to us due to refusal or nonpayment of fees or taxes will be considered returns and you will be refunded the original purchase price minus a 15% restocking fee. We cannot refund shipping costs.
Shipping
Each tie and scarf order is packaged in unbleached kraft tissue ready for gift-giving! We omit the receipt unless specifically requested.

All US orders (except swatches) are shipped via USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation numbers, unless Priority Express is purchased at the time of ordering.

Elsewhere, we ship USPS First Class which takes between 7 and 21 days to arrive, not counting customs holds. We offer upgrades for international shipping if required.

We request 1-3 business days to make your order, but we usually make and ship within a day! If you need a rush during busy times (winter holidays, June/July) please just ask!

In Detroit? You can get a shipping refund if you pick up at our retail shop!

PICKUP HOURS + LOCATION

Well Done Goods [by Cyberoptix]
1440 Gratiot Avenue, 1D (ground floor)
Detroit, MI 48207
☏ 313-404-2053

Monday - Thursday 11-7; Friday 11-8; Saturday 10-7; Sunday 11-4.

Cyberoptix is not responsible for lost, delayed, or damaged items after they are shipped and refunds will not be issued for the USPS' mistakes, though we provide tracking info and we will work with you to resolve the situation. It is important that we have happy customers!

Please direct any shipping questions to orders [!at] cyberoptix.com.
Additional policies and FAQs
If the printing ink color you want isn't on our color chart, we can mix one up just for you for $10 for the whole order. It takes a little longer to process custom colors - please let us know if there's a rush.

We confirm each order via email - please check address, design, color and size choices when you get it!

Yes, we do wholesale all over the world. Email orders [at] cyberoptix.com to find out more.

CYBEROPTIX TIELAB
1440 Gratiot Avenue, 2nd Floor
Detroit, Michigan 48207 USA
cyberoptix.etsy.com
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This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly. Your payment information is handled by Etsy and/or PayPal and we do not ever have access to your credit card numbers, bank account numbers, or other specific financial information.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulflil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law;
- as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
- Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
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I retain your personal information only to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data indefinitely unless otherwise requested in writing via Etsy convo or via email to orders AT cyberoptix.com.

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud and Dropbox (the methods we use to store your data) are Privacy Shield certified.

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

- Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
- Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
- Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons. We do not harvest email or contact information from Etsy orders to use in conjunction with our newsletter. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, we will be happy to add you upon request.
- Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Bethany Shorb, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at orders AT cyberoptix.com. Alternately, you may mail me at:

Cyberoptix Tie Lab
1440 Gratiot Ave #2A
Detroit MI 48207

More information

Last updated on 08 Dec, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

We treat every package like a gift - it comes wrapped all together with brown paper and string (because it is a wonderful thing!) and a care card. We never include prices or an invoice, so your gift-recipient eyes will never see that stuff. If you require one, please just let us know!

We also offer paperboard gift boxes, high-end wood gift boxes and hand-written note cards for purchase too.

Sizing details

Standard Tie: ~3 1/8”-4" wide x 58” long. (aka “regular”/wide/traditional). This is the flagship “safe” bet, good for gifting, Dads, office dudes, & anyone but the smallest framed.

Narrow Tie: ~2 3/8"-3" wide x 58” long. (aka modern cut/slim). This is the “Goldilocks” middle width that looks good on just about everyone, except the largest frames. Younger and more fashionable. What guys often buy for themselves!

Skinny Tie: ~1.5” wide x 58” long. We don’t sell as many of these, but they're very young and the most fashion forward. For small frames and great for women too! Limited colors in microfiber only.

Bow ties: One size, ~14"-20" neck size.

Scarves (Linen-weave & Traditional Pashmina): One size, 28” wide x 80” long with fringe.

Wholesale availability

Yes we most DEFINITELY fulfill wholesale orders. With over a million color, design, and fabric permutations combined with our extraordinarily fast-turnaround, we guarantee retailers will find accessories that will be a perfect aesthetic fit for every season and collection.

Care instructions

Microfiber neckties, bow ties and pocket squares [Easy care!]:
Hand wash in cool water and take care not to rub the design too hard. You can also machine wash on delicate in a mesh bag or knotted pillow case. Creases and folds? Iron on medium heat; you can iron directly on the design.

Silk neckties:
Spot clean or dry clean only, never machine wash or immerse in water. Creases and folds? Iron on medium to high heat.

Regular weight and linen-weave pashmina scarves:
Hand wash or machine wash on delicate in a mesh bag or knotted pillow case so it doesn't stretch and tangle. Hang or preferably dry flat, do NOT machine/tumble dry! Creases and folds? Iron with high heat.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom color orders are non-refundable. Please be sure you see our colors in real life by ordering swatches before you order! Custom orders for 1-3 ties or scarves take no extra time.