If you have to wear a tie to a formal event, it might as well be a really cool one. We like these dramatic designs from UK outfit Dapper Jack, which are crafted from carbon fiber woven with kevlar or polyester, then lined with satin for comfort and wearability.
High tech design studio Nervous System has outdone themselves, with the creation of truly stunning neckties which double as wearable works of art. The interlocking pieces are printed from nylon, and are hinged to move fluidly. Each is printed to order, so be patient.