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High-quality neckties that are truly one of a kind through a unique QR code that you control. Hand-made in America.

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Looking good is only half the game.
Looking good is only half the game.

What's In A Tie?

The necktie was once the embodiment of male style and confidence, marking the punctuation of a man's stature with an exclamation point -- a tie meant business. Today, ties are served to us at the department store checkout counter like a platter of limp hors d'oeuvres; an afterthought -- uninspiring and normal.

In today’s techno-media-driven world, we like to make a statement. Whether through our fashion choices or social networks, we control our personal brand and what it says about us.

Our tie is all you need to make an impression.
Our tie is all you need to make an impression.

QRTies are high-quality, hand-assembled neckties which make that statement through a unique QR code printed on the back. Choose your tie style, and through the QRTie website, choose where your code directs people when scanned. You can point the code to your personal website, or use it like a business card. Redirect the code whenever and wherever you want -- your company URL by day, your dating profile by night.

What We're Making

Our first class of ties are named for icons of cinema, each of whom came to define style in their own way. Every tie in this line is 3 3/4" wide, and 55" in length, a cut that's slim (not skinny), with plenty of room to use your favorite knot. Curated by our fashion experts, our inaugural line sets the standard for what should be hanging in every closet. These ties will never go out of style; they're the classics.

The Cary (Grey)
The Cary (Grey)
The Sidney (Repp Stripe)
The Sidney (Repp Stripe)
The Charlie (Black)
The Charlie (Black)
The Sean (Navy Blue)
The Sean (Navy Blue)
The Jimmy (Pin Dots)
The Jimmy (Pin Dots)
The Vincent (Paisley)
The Vincent (Paisley)

NOTE: Colors for The Sidney, The Jimmy, and The Vincent to be decided on by poll. 

Our packages offer single ties, 2, 3, and all 6, as well as a “thank you” on our website. For the stylishly eager, we also offer a special party pack (party hats, cups, and QR pasties included). And for the enthusiastic and elegantly fashionable tie connoisseur, bulk orders of 100 ties are an incredible value (ideal for companies seeking to give their workforce a “link up” on the competition).

Party in the front, business on the back.
Party in the front, business on the back.

Funding Allocation

We've worked hard to ensure that the ties we deliver will be hand-made here in Los Angeles of the finest materials. Your pledges will help us deliver on that promise.

  • $20,000 - Manufacturing - Our ties will be individually made here in Los Angeles's fashion district. Not only creating jobs here in America, but also guaranteeing that each tie receives the attention it deserves and doesn't come off of an assembly line.
  • $10,000 - Materials - The fabrics in our ties are hand selected by our fashion experts. 100% pure cottons and silks that will hold up beautifully for years to come. 
  • $6,000 - Fulfillment - We here at QRTie believe in making a difference every way we can. We will provide free shipping both ways in our eco-friendly recycled packaging.
  • $4,000 - Development - We believe that our ties quality and design will last you for years and years to come. We want to guarantee that your QR code will work for the life of your tie and are investing in making sure that your links are forever proof. 

Stretch Goals

$50,000 Raised

With a little extra web development, we can add additional analytics to every customer's dashboard on our site. Now you'll be able to see how your collection of ties are performing (do you make a longer-lasting impression with The Charlie, or The Sidney?).

$75,000 Raised

Raising nearly twice our goal, we'll offer a bonus design to select from, as chosen by you -- our Kickstarter friends.

$150,000 Raised

If we get this far, then we've made quite an impression. For being so excited, we'll offer a 65% Off Coupon on your next order (yes, the entire order) once the site is live.

$500,000 Raised

Clearly you're in love with us. Because we can't buy you a drink, we can offer our ties with RFID tags stitched inside to offer additional features for capable phones. You'll be able to share files like business cards, brochures, video clips, or songs, and much more.

Our ties in your control.
Our ties in your control.

Who We Are

We are a small, eclectic crew of Angelenos driven to create a locally-produced, eco-friendly, and high-quality product. Some of us brew beer, some play dodgeball, and some of us come from the land of tech and media. QRTie is our opportunity to create rather than consume, to put something out into the world that is uniquely ours.

We're kind of a big deal.
We're kind of a big deal.

We believe that with your help, QRTie can bring old school style and modern day functionality into the world.

All you need for business and pleasure is the QRTie.
All you need for business and pleasure is the QRTie.

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We've been working on our necktie prototypes for the last few months, but manufacturing the ties is a large operation. To keep production local, the premium fabric bolts and assembly require a bulk order, so we've set a goal to raise enough funding to create 1,000 ties.

We also want to hear from the Kickstarter community about what you want to see in our ties and website; because QRTies are about you and your personal brand.

The money raised from our Kickstarter will fund the following items:

a) place first-run orders for the raw tie materials (fabric, silk, patterns, construction materials)

b) contract our manufacturer in the LA fashion district (measure twice, cut a thousand times)

c) build out infrastructure for packaging and shipping ties, concurrently offering free shipping both ways (Southern Californian mailmen wear shorts all year)

d) ensure a user-friendly and fashion-forward online experience, and guarantee a lifetime link for your tie. (Myspace may have come and gone, but QRTie is Forever!)

FAQ

  • Yes. Standard shipping in the United States is going to be free. We will however offer expedited and international shipping for an additional fee.

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  • Yes! All shipping in the United States will be free, and international delivery will be available for a small additional fee.

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  • Absolutely! We're here to help you establish your personal brand, and if having The Cary for your office drawer, and The Cary at home in your wardrobe ensures you're never far from your signature look, feel free to order any of our multi tie bundles and select as many ties as you like.

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    THE SPECIAL THANKS - A big ol Thank You on our Website

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    THE NOMINEE - A QR enhanced postcard featuring our handsome mascot and a well deserved Thank You on our website!

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    THE MEMBER - Just because you don't have the tie doesn't mean you aren't a card carrying QRTie supporter! An embossed card with your customized QR code and an account on QRTie.com.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - THE SIDNEY - REPP STRIPE - Command any room and make a bold statement with The Sidney. The red and blue stripes of this striking classic guarantee that you'll be noticed, but it's up to you to be remembered.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - THE CARY - LIGHT GREY - Whether you're running from biplanes, or searching for your gal Friday, you'll always look your best in The Cary. This grey standard will look great matched with anything you can throw at it.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - THE CHARLIE - BLACK - This is the tie that all other ties descend from. The Charlie can be dressed up for any formal black tie affair, but we suggest wearing this tramp with your favorite bowler hat.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - THE SEAN - NAVY - Blue. Navy Blue. Race to the casinos of Monte Carlo in your Aston Martin, or cruise into the office in jeans and a white OCBD, either way The Sean will rise to any occasion.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - THE VINCENT - PAISLEY - For your more mischievous nights, The Vincent is the tie for the occasion. It's bold patterns, make sure that you not only stand out, but have an intriguing air about you at all times.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - THE JIMMY - PIN DOTS - The Jimmy takes inspiration from it's namesake, and is the true "everyman" tie. With a simple and distinctive pattern, this is the definition of a versatile, keep-in-your-desk-at-work tie.

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    THE CARY - LIGHT GREY - Whether you're running from biplanes, or searching for your gal Friday, you'll always look your best in The Cary. This grey standard will look great matched with anything you can throw at it.

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    THE SIDNEY - REPP STRIPE - Command any room and make a bold statement with The Sidney. The red and blue stripes of this striking classic guarantee that you'll be noticed, but it's up to you to be remembered.

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    THE CHARLIE - BLACK - This is the tie that all other ties descend from. The Charlie can be dressed up for any formal black tie affair, but we suggest wearing this tramp with your favorite bowler hat.

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    THE SEAN - NAVY - Blue. Navy Blue. Race to the casinos of Monte Carlo in your Aston Martin, or cruise into the office in jeans and a white OCBD, either way The Sean will rise to any occasion.

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    THE JIMMY - PIN DOTS - The Jimmy takes inspiration from it's namesake, and is the true "everyman" tie. With a simple and distinctive pattern, this is the definition of a versatile, keep-in-your-desk-at-work tie.

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    THE VINCENT - PAISLEY - For your more mischievous nights, The Vincent is the tie for the occasion. It's bold patterns, make sure that you not only stand out, but have an intriguing air about you at all times.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - THE DOUBLE FEATURE - Maybe you want The Jimmy for day, and The Sean for night. Choose any two of the six ties from our first line, plus a thank you on our website.

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    THE DOUBLE FEATURE - The Sidney for the boardroom, and The Charlie for the ballroom. Choose any two of the six ties from our first line, plus a thank you on our website.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - THE DRIVE IN TRIPLE - Choose any three of the six ties from our first line to start building out your wardrobe, plus a thank you on our website

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    THE DRIVE IN TRIPLE - Choose any three of the six ties from our first line to start building out your wardrobe, plus a thank you on our website

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - THE PACKED HOUSE - Receive all six ties from our first line (or any combination of six), plus a thank you on our website.

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    THE PACKED HOUSE - Receive all six ties from our first line (or any combination of six), plus a thank you on our website.

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    QRTie PARTY PACK - Everything you need for one hell of a rager, including QR pasties, party hats, cups, and party favors. Plus all six ties from our first line, and a thank you on our website.

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    QRTie LAUNCH PARTY PACK - The QRTie Party Pack, all six ties, invite for two to our launch party*, and thank you on our website. Note: *travel to LA not included.

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    THE HONOREE - QRTie Party Pack, all six ties, invite for two to our launch party*, a thank you on our website, and YOU name a future tie from our spring collection

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    THE INDIE STUDIO - Single Code - 100 ties of your choosing that all have the same QR code, great for companies that want their workforce to have quick info on the back

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    THE INDIE STUDIO - Unique Codes - 100 ties of your choosing that have individually programmable QR codes, great for companies that want a standard look.

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    THE MAJOR STUDIO - Single Code 100 ties made with your custom design and logo with the same QR code. We'll work with you to design a beautiful custom tie.

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    THE MAJOR STUDIO - Unique Codes - 100 ties made with your custom design and logo with individually programmable QR codes. We'll work with you to design a beautiful custom tie.

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    THE NAMESAKE - QRTie Party Pack, all six ties, invite for two to our launch party*, a thank you on our website, and YOU name a future line of ties, and receive a tie from every future line.

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    THE AWARD WINNER - QRTie Party Pack, all six ties, invite for two to our launch party*, a thank you on our website, and YOU name a future line of ties, receive two ties from every future line, and special tour of our factory in downtown LA

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