Thursday, September 24, 2009

Markets In Everything: The New Congruent Tie

APPLE VALLEY, MN. (WCCO)Eric Glennie, of Apple Valley, MN, came up with what he calls a "congruent tie," where the stripes of the knot go in the same direction as the rest of the tie (see picture above). For all the years that men have been wearing neckties, it seems no one has figured out how to get the stripes in the knot going the same direction as the rest of the tie...until now.

Eric Glennie, of Apple Valley, was tinkering around in his home after being laid off from his job in a trucking firm when he came up with the solution. The result is what he's calling the "congruent tie." "The stripes in the tie knot have always gone the wrong way," said Glennie. "I think it's over 100 years, so this is something that is totally unique, totally different. It could be a paradigm shift in menswear."

Watch video of a news report here about the congruent tie.

HT: Joyce Howe


At 9/24/2009 6:02 PM, Blogger thomasblair said...

Who even notices that the stripes on the tie are oriented differently than on the knot?

I bet that he's no longer working in trucking because he spent all his time making sure the air stems on his wheels were all facing the same direction and the buckle on the seat belt was never kinked and turned around backwards.

At 9/24/2009 10:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I notice. I think there will be a market for his innovation.

The bit about his job is insulting. It's a lot more likely that he was laid off because of the recession (which was on top of the pain felt by operator owners when the diesel prices ran up awhile ago). A lot of trucking firms went bust and there have been a number of layoffs across the industry...

At 9/24/2009 10:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This tie is the perfect antidote to "Honey, does this tie make my neck look fat"? NO, it gives a very flattering elongated appearance. And yes, people WILL notice.

At 9/25/2009 5:51 AM, Blogger Matz said...

This is great use of using a persons time and coming up with somthing inovative, after being laid off. I am sure Eric considers being laid off as a blessing in disguise

At 9/25/2009 11:32 AM, Anonymous サクラ Shill said...

air stems on his wheels were all facing the same direction
~~Thomas Blair~

Jiffy Guy at Lube Stop is telling that the stem always points to center of wheel. As wheel spins up, centrifugal force moves cap towards tire tread until it is so tight that pavement vibration can no longer loosen it. I bought extra caps from him. He probably sold a million of them with that line of bull. I loosened up my old caps to half mast, but I never had to use my spare caps. When I got to work, voile, all caps had self tightened.

Don't try this at home

At 9/25/2009 3:10 PM, Anonymous thomasblair said...

The bit about his job is insulting.

It was a joke. I guess it fell into the sarchasm.

At 9/25/2009 4:42 PM, Anonymous Heavy Bill said...


I never noticed before. But I don't really care either.

Now invent a new business suit for the 21st century that is comfortable, colorful, and doesn't required a strangling tie. Now that would be impressive!

At 9/25/2009 4:44 PM, Blogger Sotosoroto said...

I hope he produces ties with the pattern break in different locations, otherwise tall men will have to wear the tie too short and short men will have to wear the tie too long. That'll make you look worse than having mis-matched stripes!


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