joe doucet designs 3D-knitted tie collection for thursday finest
 
joe doucet designs 3D-knitted tie collection for thursday finest joe doucet designs 3D-knitted tie collection for thursday finest
jan 16, 2016

joe doucet designs 3D-knitted tie collection for thursday finest

joe doucet designs 3D-knitted tie collection for thursday finest
all images courtesy of joe doucet

 

 

 

to illustrate the capabilities of 3D knitting, thursday finest has collaborated with designer joe doucet on a unique capsule collection. the collection’s key design element — a bold, single line across the chest — playfully references the tie bar and highlights the potential of this new technology. the tie bar element should always fall between the second and third button of a dress shirt, and as a customer enters their height and knot style, the tie is then printed to always fit perfectly. they are available in five designer-recommended colorways, and also any combination of thursday finest’s 31 colors.

joe doucet 3d knitted ties thursday finest designboom
the collection’s key design element is a bold, single line across the chest that references the tie bar

 

 

 

at thursday finest there is no 3rd-generation tailor or 5th-generation tie maker — there’s a japanese knitting machine. and every time a new order is placed on the company’s website, the knitting machine whirrs and beeps into action and starts making a merino wool tie. the company built this new process to enable anyone to purchase knitwear in a granular size that fits their height, and in any color combination they desire. by eschewing the traditional bulk-order manufacturing model for their own micro-factory in brooklyn, these knit ties are not only sold at a competitive price point but manufactured, packaged and shipped in under an hour.

 

video courtesy of thursday finest

 

 

 

because good design should always do some good in the world, a portion of the proceeds for the joe doucet x thursday finest collection goes to career gear, an organization that provides job-specific clothing for men in need. and since every tie is made on-demand, the process is inherently sustainable.

joe doucet 3d knitted ties thursday finest designboom
the ties are available in five designer-recommended colors, and also any combination of thursday finest’s selections

joe doucet 3d knitted ties thursday finest designboom
as a customer enters their height and knot style, the tie is then printed to always fit perfectly

joe doucet 3d knitted ties thursday finest designboom
the ties are manufactured, packaged and shipped in under an hour

joe doucet 3d knitted ties thursday finest designboom
a portion of the proceeds goes to career gear, an organization that provides job-specific clothing for men in need

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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