If you’re like me, you have a drawer full of ties you’ve gotten over the years. A lot of them were probably gifts, some you may have bought as “emergency ties” on the street, others were ties that you bought because you saw them and liked them. But bottom line, now you have a drawer full of dozens, maybe even hundreds of ties. If your office environment is business casual, chances are you’ll wear one of those ties once every couple of months. If you still wear a suit to work, chances are your co-workers and clients have seen the same tie in the rotation over and over again.
TieSociety.com seems to have come up with a brilliant solution. They’ve set up a system where, similar to services like NetFlix or GameFly, you can pay a monthly membership fee and rent a tie (or cuff links). Their selection is impressive–some of the ties they have would cost you well over $50 to buy in a retail store. And as styles change, so will their selection (be honest–how many “thin ties” do you still have in your closet waiting for them to come back into style?)
Here’s something that’s even cooler–during the entire month of September, the Tie Society will donate 50% of new membership fees to the Prostate Center Foundation. Just use code “bluetie” when you complete your subscription on TieSociety.com.
Also, they’ve announced that September 20th is “Blue Tie Day”. On that day, wear a blue tie to show your support for helping end prostate cancer!