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Circuit Board bow tie. We're super excited to bring you a limited run of bow ties and neckties printed from real vintage circuit board patterns. No fake Photoshopped circuit "bored" here. (ha!) We literally found a truckload of really REALLY interesting vintage screens, all covered with schematics from the 60's, 70's and 80's before parts became overly micronized, we just couldn't resist the serendipity any longer, considering our fascination with electronics history. The universe made us do it! Shown in photos: antique brass on black. Hand-printed in our Detroit studio.

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• Pattern: "Short Circuit"
• Fabric: Microfiber.
• Bow tie type: "Real" bow tie, freestyle, self tie. (the kind you tie yourself).
• Bow tie shape: Thistle.
• Printing ink: Dove gray. Non-toxic, waterbased ink.
• Size: Adjustable, for approx. 14" - 19" collar size.
• Color: Many! Your choice from dropdown menu.
• Care: Gently hand wash, spot clean or dry clean.
• Creases and folds? Gently iron medium.
• Condition: Brand new with tags.

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◘ NEED A POCKET SQUARE? ◘

• Find coordinating squares right here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Cyberoptix/search?search_query=graph+pocket

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◘ ◘ ◘ ◘ ◘ GIFT BOXES ◘ ◘ ◘ ◘ ◘

• Nice Package! Gorgeous blond wood tie boxes or sleek black paperboard gift boxes available right here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Cyberoptix?section_id=5574890

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♥ ♥ ♥ Prefer a long tie? We've got that! ♥ ♥ ♥

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Cyberoptix/search?search_query=circuit+necktie

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♥ ♥ ♥ How about a scarf? ♥ ♥ ♥

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Cyberoptix/search?search_query=circuit+scarf

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✉ ✉ ✉ ✉ ✉ SHIPPING ✉ ✉ ✉ ✉ ✉

✉ US: USPS Priority Mail (2-3 business days)
✉ International: USPS First Class (see times below)

✉ Canada and most of Europe, shipping takes 2+ weeks on average.
✉ Australia, NZ, Pacific Rim: 21+ days on average
✉ Rest of world: 2-3 weeks.

✉ IF YOU NEED IT SOONER: We can arrange Priority or Express International for you at an additional fee, to be billed after you order.

✉ US RUSH ORDERS: We can arrange Express (1-2 business days + guarantee) for an additional fee, to be billed after you order.


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♥ ♥ ♥ Be our internet friends! ♥ ♥ ♥

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cyberoptix
Twitter: @cyberoptix
Instagram: @cyberoptix
#cyberoptix

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♥ ♥ ♥ Love our geek chic ties? ♥ ♥ ♥

Click here to see other variations:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Cyberoptix/search?search_query=geek

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► This is a self-tie or "freestyle" bow tie, (the cool kind you tie yourself). The ties are fully adjustable and are traditional, no hook.

►REVERSIBLE! The pattern is printed on one side - switch it around to experiment showing less of the pattern, subtly peeking a little bit out.


►THE MAKING OF:

We sleuthed the provenance of this vintage screen to the best of our knowledge. It appears these were for small CRT displays/control monitors in the mid-80's. When fabricating actual circuit boards, silkscreens are used to print etch-resistant inks on to the board to protect the copper foil. Subsequent etching removes the unwanted copper and one is left with the desired copper pattern for conductivity.

LIMITED EDITION! As is the nature of vintage screens, once these screens die, that's it. (Not knowing the emulsion it was made with, they might hold up for a week, they might last for years!)

► Want to learn more behind the process of making our vintage circuit board ties? See our video interview/studio visit with Make Magazine! http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/09/bethany-shorb-of-cyberoptix-tielab-video.html

Circuit Board bow tie, freestyle & adjustable men's bow tie. Choose black necktie or more colors. Antique brass print.

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: bow tie, microfiber, nontoxic ink, waterbased ink, eco friendly ink, vegan safe fabric, printing ink, silkscreen, screenprinting, black bow tie, metallic gold ink
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 15318 reviews
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