The much maligned Japanese salary man is generally not renowned for his sartorial elegance, with nondescript suits and equally unremarkable neckwear â€“ the latter only distinguishable by the diversity of stains from boozy nights out and rushed breakfasts. However for the office worker looking to personalise his appearance but at the same remain practical and presentable, these Ara Shoji designed ties might be just about perfect.
The particularly playful dotted pattern is cleverly countered by the sensible subway map on the back, meaning its wearer will not only never get lost, but may even garner a few looks from the ladies at the office . Plus the availability of numerous train networks including Tokyo, Osaka and Kobe gives the garment even greater versatility, making it a product that a company representative feels will not only give people a sense of direction, but somewhat optimistically also aid social skills. “Even if you’re in an unfamiliar place due to personnel reshuffling or business trips, you won’t be struggling to find topics for a business chat if you have these ties.”
Brisk sales both in the shops and online meaning that businessmen need to beware when meeting colourful tie wearing new contactsâ€¦