Print on demand books are changing the way we order books. There is no need for a book to be printed 1000’s at a time and sent to book stores only to be pulled from the shelves several months later and placed on a bargain table. Now books can be read on personal electronic tablets or ordered one book at a time.
The internet has allowed this to happen. The variety within publishing has increased, because making a profit is easier when there aren’t so many wasted copies.
Interestingly enough the same concept is being done with ties. You can now order virtually any tie you want. Stores still carry the basic colors and patterns, but now you can get very unique concepts. Stores couldn’t afford to have several ties with huge lips on them, because only a few would sell, but these can be sold online.
The variety hanging on your necktie rack can be immense. There are ties for chefs with innumerable numbers of designs from banana slices to peach slices to pretzels to fried eggs.
There are ties with dollar signs or dollar bills. Ties with poison control logos and pictures of hair dryers.
Stop signs and snakes, no smoking signs and nickels are all represented on the silk accessories.
Every sport with bats, balls, sticks, horses can be represented on a tie. Swimmers, golfers, cheerleaders.
Occupations including beekeepers, lawyers, handyman’s hammers. Plumbers’ wrenches and forks for the waiter all emblazoned on a tie.
You can have your face screened on a tie, or your company’s logo.
Ordering a tie for your next business function, might not be a bad idea. Typically gag ties, or cartoon ties or gambling designer ties with the “joker is wild” are not professional.
However, there are times when a tie could add unity to a group.