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 $55. 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.