I'm not a very trendy fashion friendly person, im an engineering student. however, a few days ago, i realized that the ribbon cable that had been sitting in a cabinet would be a perfect material for a new rather nerdy tie. With a few scissor cuts and some folds, you can have your self a very washable, hard to stain, ATA133 compatible tie. its also great for mcguyver situations, when you need wire, but you've only got plastic paperclips.
Because its ribbon cable, it can be forced to remain straight, and at a glance it looks fine pressed. also, mouser, digikey, and newegg even have it as a replacement part. even in 100' spools.
Step 1: Getting the Materials
even if youve got a bland and grey one, it might say 'MASTER' on it somewhere. that would look pretty cool too.
Step 2: Cut the Cables
Chances are if you already have a tie, just copy the dimensions.
Thats what i did.
Step 3: Tie the Tie
Step 4: Finished Product
the last shot is my Calvin Klein modeling skills.
yeah im gonna stick to electrical power engineering
Bre Pettis Was nice enough to upload some images of the instructable in action at NYC Resistor
Flickr Photos by Bre Pettis