Cyberoptix's Shop Announcement

We make hand screenprinted neckties, bow ties & scarves for those who love (and hate) ties -- simply, "Ties That Don't Suck."

We've made hip guys, young and old, finally enjoy dressing up! We'll gussy-up your gang of groomsmen.


We are a small boutique design house specializing in men's affordable-but-luxurious accessories, all created with love and a commitment to responsible design and manufacturing. We focus exclusively on hand-printed silk and microfiber neckties - and some scarves for the ladies and gents too.

"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.

As of Nov 1, 2012, custom ink requests for 2 or fewer items are subject to a $5 custom ink fee per item.

► See the Cyberoptix® Tie Lab in the New York Times Magazine:

► Take a sneak peek into our studio via the kind folks at Make Magazine:

► Each order is packaged ready for gift-giving, no matter what time of year! We have many more colors available, as all are printed right up to order. Please just ask. :)

►Each standard width microfiber and silk tie is about 3.75-4" wide at the widest part and is 58" long (standard necktie length). Some microfiber selections are available in Narrow width (~ 2.75-3") and Skinny width (~ 1.75-2.0"). Each is unique and may have its own variation in color, density, and texture, with indications and remnants of the printing process on the reverse. This further adds to its individual character. Our work is proudly made by skilled hands, not robots.

► Each Cyberoptix® tie is hand-screened to order in our downtown Detroit studio. Bethany hand printed over 150,000 ties and scarves on her own before recruiting some help. Our printing team consists of Sarah and Xat who are both KILLER printing fiends and can produce the quality and consistency you've come to expect from us. :)

► Our ties are handmade by our trusted, vetted, inspected and super awesome weaving specialists who weave the actual fabric our ties are made from (machine woven for consistency) and hand sew each and every tie. We pick threads, agonize over weave textures with their weave/color specialists, and specify our measurements and they do their magic, resulting in our beautiful bespoke ties for our printing hands. We design color lines that no one else has, in quality that we are confident in. It took us a long time to find out wonderful annex team and we love them and are so very pleased to present our hard work on the products of their wonderfully skilled team. If you'd like more info about them, please drop us a line but please don't ask us to reveal our trade sources!

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Just a quick note: We used to be known on Etsy as "toybreaker" but we've moved our shop name to our real, trademarked shop name, the Cyberoptix® Tie Lab. Apologies for any confusion, we're still the toybreaker/tiebreaker you know and love!

► We have a new shop! introducing a new line of accessories to complement our range of ties and delight the non-tie-wearer alike. Pendants, earrings, tie bars and collar stays for the meatetarian, vegan and raw food lover. Haute under your collar, new from Cyberoptix Tie Lab -- "Well Done Goods."

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.