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has anyone put zippers in neckties

bonne | Posted in Talk With Us on

Has anyone put zippers in neckties?


  1. FitnessNut | | #1

    Why would you want to?

    1. sueb | | #2

      you know, I thought the exact same question !

      1. Desiderata | | #6

        Well if you are making a necktie skirt you might want to put a zipper in. I have been collecting silk neckties....thanks to Ebay....to try this out. Wonderful designer ties BTW. My DH keeps stealing them, I can't buy them fast enough.

    2. bonne | | #3

      If you and your spouse cannot tie a necktie, this is the answer.  They sell them in stores.  My hubby has four of them.

  2. mygaley | | #4

    Come on, Bonne!  We can't wait to see (and sew) the necktie zippers--I am overcome with curiousity.  Galey

    1. mainestitcher | | #5

      Why a zipper? Why not a skirt or trouser hook and eye?I have seen tiny D-rings on 1/4" elastic for bow ties.ETA: I have worked tailoring clothes in a men's shop for 20 years. It would be easier to learn to tie a necktie than to put a zipper in one, in my opinion.

      Edited 3/5/2006 3:25 pm ET by mainestitcher

    2. bonne | | #7

      I can't believe yu have not heard of them.  They are called zip-ties and are patented.  I live in the sticks and these have been here for years.  For elderly with arthritis, these are a must.  I just do not want to tear one apart to figure how it is done, thought maybe someone had already.

      1. solosmocker | | #8

        Surely you jest. Do you have a link where we might be able to see these little wonders?

        1. bonne | | #9

          Go to http://www.tiesandtees.com and you will see these for sale under zip ties

          1. Desiderata | | #10

            I search around a bit but couldn't find a site that showed exactly how it works. Is it actually a zipper in there? All the ties were shown from front side only.Here is an address but also no close up of the rear of the tie.http://www.thetuxshops.com/zippertie.html

          2. sueb | | #11

            so where is the zipper located?  is it on the back neckpiece?

          3. mainestitcher | | #12

            I'm going to take a shot in the dark, here.I'm going to guess that the pre-tied portion of the tie is hung on a long nylon coil type zipper. One unzips the zipper to put it over one's head. Then one zips it up, the fake knot attached and covering the zipper slider. It seems like it would be just as easy to do this: Have a tie expert tie each tie.Carefully remove said tie. Loosen the skinny end at the neck, without pulling it out of the knot entirely, and slide it off over your head. Tie connoisseurs will be rolling in their graves, as you're supposed to untie your tie, not just slip it off like this.Carefully tack the perfect knot in place from the underside, being careful not to catch the skinny end that must slide to adjust.There is one saying I remember tacked up in my boss's office: "Loosening your tie does not make you look sporty. It makes you look drunk."

          4. mem | | #13

            where on earth is the zip???????????

  3. barbsewandsew | | #14

    Recently my mother-in-law sent 2 'zipper' ties to my husband. In those there is no 'traditional' zipper !...just the motion of pulling up the tie that is already knotted. Barbara  

    1. solosmocker | | #15

      Now I am really confused !@!

      1. barbsewandsew | | #16

        My apologies !! Yes his certainly do have zippers in the skinny part, up though the knot and around the neck...my husband came home and thought I was crazy for saying there was no zipper...so sorry to confuse things !! Barbara

      2. Teaf5 | | #17

        My son's rented tuxedo came with a zip tie that fascinated all of us, even my husband, who knows hundreds of ways to tie a real tie! Let me see if I can explain how it worked:A 16-18" polyester or invisible zipper (a dress zipper closed at both ends would work best) is opened up and placed over the collar with the bottom of the zipper at the center back of the neck and the two sides draped forward and toward center. Think of putting a zipper over your head and zipping it up till it is snug, the extra hanging down in front.The knotted part of a regular tie is attached to the zipper pull in the lower center front. Then, you slide the zipper up till the knot is at your collar; the remaining un-closed part of the zipper looks like a 1/2" wide ribbon going under and around the collar. To get the effect of a real tie, you would have to tie a regular one (as already suggested), then lop off loop that normally goes over the head, fastening the ends underneath the knot before attaching it to the zipper. Only the person who makes the zip tie needs to know how to tie it; the person wearing it simply slides the zipper up. It's such an intriguing contraption that even boys who've never worn ties might be encouraged to wear one now and then!

  4. RitaLC | | #18

    Hi   Yes I made a zipper tie a few years ago.  A local shop did a class on them and my kids loved picking out the fabric for their  ties and we didn't have to tie it for them.  I'll look for the pattern, I know I still have it because I don't git rid of anything once I've made it and liked it.



    1. bonne | | #19

      Thank you.  I think the other replys to my question thought I was nuts.  I would like to have a copy of the pattern if you find it. 

      1. RitaLC | | #20

        Well people think I'm nuts too so we're in the same boat.  There are alot of reasons people want different things.  I had 3 boys and going to church and tieing all those ties was something I didn't find all that fun.  I was the piano player so we went 3 times a week.  Plus letting them pick their own fabric was fun.  I haven't taken time to look yet but it is on my list of "to do"  today. 

      2. bonne | | #21

        Hi...Have you located the pattern for the zip-ties yet?

      3. user-99954 | | #22


        Bless your heart, girl.  Yes, those ties definitely exist.  I bought them several years ago when my boys were preschoolers and what a wonderful thing the ties were.  Unfortunately my boys are teenagers now and would not come within a mile of a tie unless they were being buried.  I didn't realize that they were made in adult sizes.  Good luck in finding a pattern.  Let us know how it turns out. 



  5. RitaLC | | #23

    Hi  I found it.  Life side tracked me but I got to it.  The address on the back of the flyer is            

     Tie Me Knot  

     Somerset Sewing Center         

      RR 6 - Box 78

      Somerset, PA  15501-9806

    The price on mine was $6  If you find it is no longer available let me know and we'll work something out.




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