It all started with Original tie, which is crafted out of a flat sheet of carbon fiber. After being compressed and cured in an industrial hot press, the sheet is precision cut by a water jet and hand finished. This process gives the tie a glassy, mirror-like surface, a product of the high-polish presses used to compress the carbon fiber. It also ensures that the tie reflects light differently depending on the angle (the top photo is it straight-on while the bottom is when the fibers catch the light).
The flat tie possesses the distinctive ‘basket weave’ carbon fiber look found in high-end cars and electronics, a perfectly uniform intricate layering of carbon fiber threads into a single, fabric-like sheet. It’s a perfect gift for any space or automotive nerd, turning boring formal wear into a fun conversation starter.