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 by Bethany Shorb, aka toybreaker, all in our downtown Detroit studio - we have a few shipping helpers at busy times and for tidying wholesale orders, but each tie is still printed by one (busy) human.

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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!

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.