Contort Your Tie:  post-punk icon James Chance the new face of Vivienne Westwood?


 
Legendary post-punk performer James Chance (aka James White, aka James Black, best known for the classic “Contort Yourself”) features on a fetching new tie print by Vivienne Westwood.

If you are a fan of late 70s No-Wave skronk AND snazzy ties, then this is may be of interest (here’s looking at you Richard!) However, to purchase this tie you’re going to have to hunt for it, as it is not featured on the Westwood website’s “Men’s Accessories: Ties” page.

And while we are on the subject, here’s a clip of the re-formed Contortions playing live in Poland in 2008:

 

 
Via Michel Esteban.

 

Written by Niall O'Conghaile | Discussion
DIY Kraftwerk-inspired LED tie
09.01.2011
10:25 am

Topics:
Fashion
Music

Tags:
Kraftwerk
ties
LED
neckties


 
Evil Mad Science Laboratories has step-by-step instructions (and video) for a DIY Kraftwerk-inspired LED necktie.

The good news is that it’s actually easy to make one. And the starting point? A circuit with nine red LEDs and just the right spacing: our open-source Larson Scanner kit. With minor modifications—a software change and dumping the heavy 2xAA battery pack—it makes a pretty awesome tie. In what follows, we’ll show you how to build your own, complete with video.

 
(via Nerdcore)

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
Sexist vintage ad: ‘Show her it’s a man’s world’
07.25.2011
01:37 pm

Topics:
Feminism
History

Tags:
sexism
ties
vintage ads


 
No wonder this turkey’s sleeping in a single bed!

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Extremely sexist ads of yesteryear
Women Are Like Used Cars: Unbelievable sexist ad

(via Sociological Images)

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion