Live the TIE Life ...The Official Anchor Neckwear Blog
November 18th, 2010
The iTie & The G-Tie and it’s patent, trademark and intellectual property is now available for licensing to a major neckwear manufacturer or clothing label. The iTie has been proven to sell and sell very well with a strong local consumer demand. People love to wear The Button down Anchorties for one simple reason, it never get’s in their way.
Anchor Neckties are the World’s most functional line of neckties. Featuring a concealed pocket and two elastic strips that attach to two buttons on your dress shirt, keeping the entire tie in perfect position. In addition, our labels are stategically placed higher up than all overs to catch the short end of the tie after it has been tied. As an unemployed entrepreneur, I have been able to sell thousands of iTies over the past 2 years, all with ZERO paid advertising or Public Relations.
Think about how many iTies could be sold with a formal marketing campaign and a big name clothing label behind it. could be a National and International sensation. Currently, your ties are just like EVERY other necktie on the shelves. This is your chance to stand out from the rest, provide consumers with an option, make a splash in the industry.
Take a look at the average necktie display at just about any men’s store or retail outlet. Hundreds of ties just laid out on a table, paired up with a matching shirt or dangling from a hang tag. There is NOTHING that stands out, they are ALL the same with the exception of design or color….just another tie.
They all have one thing in common – they sell standard neckties, run of the mill ties, some nicer than others in quality and design, but NONE OF THEM WORK FOR YOU!
You can contact me directly for details about the patent, trademark, intellectual property and to discuss licensing terms. Let’s make this happen, I am only one guy, you need this as much as I do. We all know tie sales are declining. I can’t change the neckwear industry by myself, but ask the hundreds of iTie customers and they will tell you it has changed the way they wear ties!
Let’s make a splash! Which brand of ties would you like to see adopt the iTie concept and become the most functional line of ties on the market?
Live the TIE Life,
Anchor Neck Wear
June 24th, 2010
We all know that President Obama could stand to use a tie that stays in place (see previous post). But what about the people that protect him? The Secret Service is comprised of some of America’s top agents, who dedicate their life to saving the President in any situation. What would happen if their necktie ever got in the way? Here is a terrific example of a couple Secret Service agents with their tie’s out of place, which could lead to a distraction of epic proportions.
As you can see, if the Secret Service are going to wear ties, it makes perfect sense to wear a tie that stays in place. It will never get in their way, fly over their shoulder, or sway out of place. Anchor Ties do more than any other tie, they could even save the life of President Obama!
Here are a couple more pictures of Secret Service agents wearing ties.
That tie is terrible!
President Obama, let’s make this happen. Help support an entrepreneur, give yourself and your agents a tie that actually WORKS for THEM!
Live the Tie Life Mr. President!
June 11th, 2010
I received this wonderful testimonial from someone who wore an Anchor Tie for the first time.
“I thoroughly enjoy wearing my Anchor Tie and that is a big hurdle because I am not a tie guy. Whenever the occasion forces me to dawn a tie I am usually frustrated. This is in part because I tie a full windsor, not for any other reason than I really like the way it looks. This has always left me with a problem because the nubbin of tie left over is always too short to do anything with except tuck it into my shirt up high, and it is always noticeable. So when Anchor Tie boasted that their Anchor Neckwear label was strategically positioned to catch the small end of the tie, regardless of how you tie it… I was curious to put it to the test. I was very pleased to find out that it did exactly what it said and it passed with flying colors!
Another nice function of this tie, is how it anchors to your dress shirt keeping your tie in place no matter if you lean over or find yourself walking through a windy part of town. This is made possible through elastic bands with button holes on the top and bottom of the concealed pocket. It’s nice that the elastic was placed at the top and bottom, so it is sure to work for everyone. It doesn’t pull or put strain on your neck, and works great regardless of height and style of shirt worn.
If you haven’t checked out Anchor Tie, whether you wear a tie on a daily basis or one every couple of years, you are missing out! This is a tie that dad would in-fact love to receive for Father’s Day or any other day of the year.”
Live the Tie Life,
June 7th, 2010
If you find yourself asking, “how do those Anchor Ties stay in place?”, let me take a moment to explain. Simply put, Anchor Ties do more than any other necktie available. Each Anchor Tie features two elastic strips that attach to two buttons on your dress shirt, keeping the entire tie in perfect position. Here is a picture of how the elastic strips attach to your dress shirt:
As you can see, the elastic strips can go up or down to the nearest button. Regardless of how you tie your ties or where your tie falls, there will be a button available for each elastic strip.
Here is another view showing how the elastic strips and how they securely attach to the buttons. You can also see the Anchor Design in the tie tipping, a classy touch!
So now you can see for yourself just how functional Anchor Neckwear is. Never worry about your tie getting in the way again. When you wear one, you will find yourself noticing other’s ties out of place and often showing off your Anchor Tie to others. You won’t want to wear your old ties again!
One more feature of Anchor Ties, the Anchor Neckwear Label is strategically placed 6 inches higher than the fabric loop and most other tie labels. Not only is it a label, it catches the small part of the tie, regardless of how you tie your knots. Can your ties do that?
Here is a link to the Anchor Tie pictured -http://www.anchorties.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=27
Live the Tie Life!
June 2nd, 2010
Not Just Another Tie for Dad: New Anchor Neckwear Stays in Place, No Matter What
TAMPA, Fla., June 2, 2010 — A new fashion retailer is offering a novel take on that timeless Father’s Day gift, the tie. The Anchor Neckwear website (http://www.anchorties.com) features 100-percent silk handcrafted neckties that securely “anchor” to dress shirts so they stay in perfect position all day, enabling wearers to look polished and professional at every moment.
“Anchor Neckwear has solved every fundamental problem with the standard necktie,” said Joseph Sale, founder of Anchor Ties. “Men will never again have to worry about their ties swaying out of place, dipping into plates, cups or sinks, being blown over their shoulder by the wind or otherwise getting in their way. Moreover, Anchor Neckwear is perfect for anyone who has to wear a tie to work, including restaurant and hotel employees, doctors and salesmen.”
Anchor Ties feature a patent-pending design with two elastic strips that attach to two buttons on a dress shirt, securely keeping the entire tie “anchored” in place. In addition, all the ties include a concealed pocket where wearers can discreetly store business cards, credit cards, money, an iPod or any other small, flat item. Even the Anchor Neckwear label is strategically positioned to catch the small end of the tie, regardless of how the wearer ties it.
When Sale worked as a Fortune 500 account executive, he often noticed that his tie and those of his clients were out of place. When he lost his job, he recalled those incidents and decided to launch a new business that could provide a solution. After developing many different prototypes, he hit on the idea for Anchor Ties and founded Anchor Neckwear in November 2008. “Simply put, Anchor Neckwear is the most functional line of neckwear available, which is why our slogan is that it’s the only tie that works for you,” he stated.
Retailing for $30 each, the 30 silk neckties in the Anchor Neckwear collection are available in a variety of colors and patterns, including solids, stripes, port paisleys as well as patterns of dots, wheels and geometric shapes. The website offers e-mailed gift certificates for last-minute purchases or for those who prefer to let Dad choose for himself.
Currently, the ties are only available at the website, but Sale’s plans include not only exclusive designs but also retail distribution, partnerships and wholesale opportunities for retailers or individuals. Anchor Ties may also be customized with branding on the inner label for corporate promotions or gifts.
In addition to creating the Anchor Neckwear portal, Sale has built a social media base to stay in touch with fashion-conscious professionals. Anchor Neckwear fans can access his TIE Life blog, a YouTube channel containing local television coverage of his ties (http://www.youtube.com/user/AnchorTies), a Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/anchorneckwear) and a Twitter page (http://twitter.com/anchorneckwear). In addition to posting feedback, individuals will enjoy Sale’s posts and tips on such subjects as tying a Windsor knot.
May 31st, 2010
Most people will say, “Happy Memorial Day” to you or “Have a great Memorial Day Weekend” when in reality, this is a rather somber Holiday. I understand the majority of people are happy to have an extended weekend to spend time with family and friends. I however, have a different outlook on Memorial Day and often feel guilty if I spend this time celebrating and partying. After all, Memorial Day is a day to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. In my family alone, we have had 8 men serve their country, thankfully, none of which were killed in action. Although none of my family members died during their tour of duty, the cost of war ultimately took it’s toll on them. I am honored to have had a strong military influence in my life, I will cherish the memories of those who are no longer with us, and I will pass down the invaluable lessons they have taught me over the years. I would like to thank those Men and Women who have given everything, paid the ultimate price for us to live the lives we do today. Their families should be proud to know their lives were not lost, yet treasured forever.
For those lost in previous battles, those serving in our ever changing current war, and future soldiers of America’s military, thank you for all that you do…you will NEVER be forgotten. Your honor stands taller than any statue or tribute one could build. God Bless you and your families!
Live the Tie Life,
May 20th, 2010
If you are in the restaurant industry and have to wear ties as a part of your uniform, you know just how much of a hassle wearing a tie can be. I see it way too often, restaurants spend millions on their concepts, marketing, branding, etc. but they often ignore the neckwear integrity of their staff. For less than most dishes on their menu, they can eliminate the hassles and risks of wearing standard ties in their establishment. It has been proven, that neckties in the service and hospitality industry contain high levels of bacteria, which can easily spread as the tie touches multiple surfaces or even customer’s dishes.
An even more alarming fact, ties are not washed or cleaned as often as shirts, pants, or other uniforms. Come to think about it, when was the last time you washed or cleaned your tie? Think about how many times you sneeze, how many times you touch your tie to adjust it and how many surfaces your tie touches throughout the day. A tie tack, tie clip, or tie bar does a good job of keeping the upper portion of the tie in place, but do not keep the entire tie in perfect position. Some restaurants have their servers tuck the tip of the tie into their pants or apron. Do you want your server’s tie in their pants?
Until now, there hasn’t been a better option for the restaurant and service industry. Anchor Neckwear is the perfect solution for your uniform needs. We can custom design a tie to match the look and feel of your restaurant. Be among the first in the industry to adopt Anchor Ties and see the positive impacts immediately. Not only will your servers love wearing them, your customers will notice your attention to detail, dedication to quality service standards, and above all else, they will come back. You will be the restaurant who’s servers wear ties that stay in perfect place. Can your competition say that?
Contact us directly for bulk pricing, design options, and to learn how you can benefit from having your servers wear Anchor Ties.
Live the TIE Life,
May 18th, 2010
You may have purchased your latest tie at a local retail outlet, men’s store, or from a website. You can even see the new trends of ties from famous fashion designers, such as Marc Jacobs. Regardless of how and where you purchased your tie, I bet you didn’t know it dates back to the Third Century B.C. That’s right, that piece of silk you knotted around your neck this morning is derived from centuries of neckwear use, evolving over time to what we use today. As you can see in the painting below, neckwear or knotted scarfs were used by Chinese terra-cotta warriors around 200 B.C.
In 1974, an army of 7,500 terra-cotta warriors were unearthed in China by local farmers. Each of the warriors had a knotted scarf around their neck, the first known use of neckwear. It was determined that this was the tomb of the first emperor of China, Ch’in Shi Huang-ti. Below is a photo of one of the terra-cotta warriors. It is thought that in early times, this form of neckwear was used primarily for protection from the sun and weather elements.
So next time you tie on your favorite tie, know that it’s not just another tie from China, but that it actually came from China’s rich history. For more information on the Terra-Cotta Warriors, please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terracotta_Army.