Jan 30, 2016 | By Tess
Thursday Finest, a Brooklyn based 3D knitted tie company, collaborated with New York based designer Joe Doucet to introduce a new capsule collection of bespoke ties that can be easily made to custom fit your size.
The collection, which features a bold line of color cutting horizontally across the tie, was inspired by the tie bar accessory, a clip that traditionally falls between the second and third button of a men’s shirt. Because the ties are custom made to fit the height of their wearer, the tie bar stripe is sure to always fall in the desired place.
Thursday Finest offers a unique retail experience, wherein you can customize the length of your tie by inputting your measurements, choose the colors of your tie—the company offers a choice of 31 specially picked hues—and even pick the the type of knot you want. Once the desired color combination and style have been selected and ordered for the reasonable price of $83, a 3D knit file of the tie is generated and is sent to the company’s in-house Japanese knitting machine, which additively manufactures the bespoke tie out of a merino wool.
“The reason I wanted to work with Thursday Finest is I think they found an interesting way to use technology to take the bespoke, which is something normally reserved for the only wealthy and make it accessible to a far broader audience. I found this really compelling and I knew we had to do something together,” says designer Joe Doucet.
What is especially remarkable about the company is that, thanks to the 3D knitting technology, once the tie is ordered it can be manufactured, packaged and shipped out in record time, even within the hour, making it much quicker than traditional custom tailoring processes.
Sustainability has also been a major focus of the Brooklyn based company, as they’ve rejected more standard manufacturing practices, such as mass production, and have opted for a made-to-order philosophy. As stated on the company’s website, “The clothing manufacturing process is backwards. Brands and retailers guess what you want, make it by the thousands and then spend an astronomical amount of money convincing you to buy it…So we’re re-engineered the process, making products custom and on-demand at a blazingly fast speed in order to put you at the center.”
The company has also made some progressive ethical choices, as 10% of the proceeds from the Joe Doucet capsule collection will be donated to Career Gear, a non-profit organization that helps to provide men in need with professional clothing, mentoring, and life skills.
So if you’ve been looking for a new fashionable tie to sport at business meetings, a job interview, or even a hot date, why not pick one that is ethically and sustainably made from state of the art 3D knitting technologies and designed by one of New York’s most innovative designers?
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Bre Pettis wrote at 2/1/2016 5:12:28 PM:
Can we just stop adding 3D to every normally manufactured items. It's a tie knitted on an automated knitting machine. Just stop now.
additivemistake wrote at 2/1/2016 10:43:35 AM:
This is not a 3D Printing machine, nor is it by any definition additively manufactured. Digital knitting machines are fabrication machines and are used throughout the fashion and apparel industry. A Tie, or any piece of clothing is, by definition a 2D net that is stitched together to form a 3 Dimensional shape, or garment. The closest thing to a 3D Printing clothing machine is Electroloom. However this is also arguably a departure from what is defined as additive layer manufacturing. Please be more critical when recieving requests for article pieces from start-ups trying to capitalise on the bandwagon of 3D Printing
Scott wrote at 1/31/2016 2:12:44 PM:
3D knitting? really? Can you say stretching. Or jumping on the 3D trend as a marketing ploy?