News From Inside the Tie Lab

BASIC Code Bow Tie on the Met Gala red carpet! Barry Diller + Diane von Furstenberg May 04, 2016 16:13

From it's origins stemming from the sickly glow of the cathode ray tube to the luminous glamor of the red carpet, our bow tie homage to 1980's Commodore BASIC Code is getting some serious tech love! 

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Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg at the 2016 Met Gala. Mr. Diller wearing a Cyberoptix bow tie. Photo courtesy of Getty Images, Germany.



Featuring a flurry of silver, lustrous and futuristic looks, the fashion elite gathered Monday evening for the Met Museum's annual black-tie extravaganza. 

This year, the Costume Institute ball was centered around the idea of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," exploring the relationship between clothes created by hand (or "manus") versus the machine. - CNN


Barry Diller knows his vintage tech!  We're honored to have accessorized his outfit for the 2016 Costume Institute Met Gala, themed Manus x Machina. He and his ever-glamourous date absolutely killed it with their ensemble!!! Ms. von Furstenberg's technicolor butterflies are one of the most talked-about looks of the entire event.  We are overjoyed with this pairing! Thank you so much, Mr. Diller!

Cyberoptix c64 BASIC Code bow tie, as worn by Barry Diller, DVF Met Gala 2016

See the c64 BASIC Code Bow Tie in even more detail right here, printed in an array of CRT monitor color combos.  Mr. Diller wore exactly what is shown here above, mustard yellow printing ink on black, echoing the classic look of the amber and black monochrome monitors.

self tie bow ties by Cyberoptix, c64 BASIC code print

More colors available too! L to R: Dark chartreuse on black; dark chartreuse on emerald; dark chartreuse on olive; ice on french blue; ice on black. Hand-printed in our Detroit studio.
Barry Diller Cyberoptix bow tie Met Gala 2016
Barry Diller & Diane von Furstenberg at the Costume Institute 2016 Met Gala. Mr. Diller wearing a Cyberoptix bow tie. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

What would Satoshi Nakamoto wear? Bitcoin neckties, of course! November 10, 2015 14:19


We now have bitcoin neckties, bow ties and pocket squares echoing that beautiful golden color you love to mine, and stack, and ogle....oh  that beautiful, beautiful coin!

What better way to announce that every single item in our online shop can now be purchased with Bitcoin?!! We just had to make some ties about it, because that's what we do. Having a hard time finding places to spend your hard-earned/mined coins? Need to find shops that accept bitcoin? Have some virtual currency burning a hole in your pocket? It happens. We have a solution for you to put out that fire.

bitcoin accepted here, at cyberoptix

You make magic Internet money, now show the meatspace world how smart you are. Most people won't get it and will just think you have a cool little pattern on your tie. But you know better. Sweet gift for that cyberpunk hacker, bitcoin miner and crypto obsessed person in your life. 

bitcoin necktie, by cyberoptix
We've got our new Bitcoin logo & mining tools neckties in both vegan-safe microfiber and 100% silk

bitcoin logo pocket squares

Not a tie guy or maybe your tie needs a friend? Yes, that coin you're sitting on is burning a hole in your pocket. Stuff it with this Bitcoin pocket square. Puts out internet fires. Stops trolls, because reasons.

bitcoin bow tie

Need to walk the Silk Road red carpet? Level up with this Bitcoin bow tie. We can guarantee this is probably the coolest bow tie in the room. You heard it on the internet, it must be true.