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Recycled Cassette Tape Neckties: Audible Wear

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Alyce Santoro’s Sonic Fabric line of neckties not only look cool, but they should hold a special appeal for New Yorkers: they’re made using 50% colored thread and 50% cassette tape, and the latter has been recorded with “loops and samples collected on and under the streets of NYC.”

sonic fabric cassette tape necktie

The video below shows how to hack a cassette tape player so you’ll be able to “read” the necktie’s fabric. Skip to 3:10 if you want to hear a sample of the sounds on the fabric:

I take it New York is filled with sleeping monsters? Seriously though, this is an awesome idea, plus the neckties themselves look cpol. Alyce sells regular ($140 USD), medium ($120), and skinny ($90) neckties in various colors. Check them out along with Alyce’s other products at Supermarket.