Bow Ties Made of Recycled Rubbish for the Modern Man (Photos)

bow ties made from rubbish© MadeinForestHills

Finally, in the fashion department, something for the men. Sartorially speaking, these bow ties are appropriate for every occasion. Sort of....

First seen over at Inhabitat, Nicholas Ruiz is the king of recycling, making each tie out of found and recycled materials that he comes across in his day-to-day life.

It's not random, darlings, each one is themed to an event. Being a New Yorker, they are lined up with eleven events and exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

For example, the dapper cork number (above) was made of wine and champagne corks and created to wear at "German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse."

bow ties made from rubbish© MadeinForestHills

The Lego tie was created for The Armory Show, New York's most prestigious art fair (this boy gets around).

bow ties made from rubbish© MadeinForestHills

How could we ignore the Canada Dry bow tie? It was made, not for the Group of Seven, but for the exhibit "Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception." Alÿs is a Belgian artist who addresses political issues such as national borders and globalism. How fitting.

bow ties made from rubbish© MadeinForestHills

And the Acetaminophen pills? This one was worn to several modern art and video shows. With that frantic social life, you would need them.

bow ties made from rubbish© MadeinForestHills

Nicholas Ruiz will be designing and hand crafting 100 different bow ties over the next year. Continuing with his love for eco-friendly design, he is asking people to supply him with materials that they would like to see made into a bow tie.

He has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to launch a line of bow ties, called Nicholas Tee, inspired by Forest Hills, Queens where he lives and designs.

He says that "I interpret my anxieties and victories into each and every bow tie you find on my site." Believe it.

Tags: Accessories | Designers | Recycled Fashion


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