Detroit's got a long history of rule-breakers, from Henry Ford offering unheard-of $5 daily wages, to Ted Nugent proving you don't have to do drugs to be a rock star, as long as you're unhinged enough to run around shooting things with a bow & arrow without them. Now some Motor City-slickers are breaking the rules of...neckwear, with Cyberoptix.
Just into the ATX thanks to the women of Wondercraft, Cyberoptix hawks wildly creative charmeuse silk and microfiber neck adornments screenprinted with everything from elaborate tessellating patterns to kitschy cleverness, the notion of a woman whose gigs have included graphic design, sculpture, and music via experimental bands like Dethlab and God and His Bitches (with all those ladies, he's got the best Job ever). Just released freshness starts with schematics like the Apollo Cockpit (showing NASA's "Command Module Main Control Panel", though with certain knobs rearranged for aesthetics), the Intersection Knot (a repeating pattern of Autobahn "cloverstack" interchanges), and the Detroit Blueprint, laying out the 1917 plans for Cass Technical High School, forced to close in '07 due to a fire, though some believe it choked on a ham sandwich. More spanking newness comes via conceptual twists like a hexagon-patterned yellow number with bees on it called Oh Honey, a Dia de los Muertos job based on traditional cut-paper flags, and an elemental vice breakdown entitled Coffee and Cigarettes, the wearing of which will cause serious delirium. Delirium? Serious delirium.
Should your style be more goofy old school, they're rocking bow-tie versions of many of the above, as well as numbers like the Peacock available only in that style -- about which the peacock can complain, but it's better to be limited to a bow than murdered by one.
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