Designer invents zip-up tie
A US designer has invented the perfect garment for men who struggle to fasten their ties.
Josh Jakus has come up with a zip-up tie which he says fastens perfectly every time.
It comes in three different sizes and can be bought in blue or grey for £42.
Mr Jakus, from California, said: "My other designs are made with zippers and felt, and my company had surplus of both of these materials.
"I was trying to find a use for the extra material and started coming up with different ways to create a new and unique idea.
"At one point I put a zipper around my neck and the idea was born - it was pretty easy to figure it out from there."
He continued: "The tie is perfect for any occasion where you want to both look good and different at the same time.
"A friend has worn the tie to government functions in Washington DC - and he didn't look out of place.
"I don't think it will replace the original tie - there are a lot of people who would prefer to stick with the tradition - that's fine with me.
"The feedback has been great. One of my male friends initially hated the tie, but then a minute later he said he loved it."