“Pull up your socks, tuck in your shirt, straighten your tie, put on a brave face…”

Ties are formal wear for weddings, funerals and work, all places where men often through necessity, tend to hold their thoughts close to their heart, in order to have the strength to fight the battle, seal the deal, protect loved ones, or save face.

We usually see only one side of the person. Here, unpicked we see the reverse also. This can be complementary, contrasting, and sometimes very surprising. By stitching and binding together the public face and normally hidden private side, a glimpse of the whole man is seen.

81cm high x 75cm wide x 2cm deep

Made from 165 recycled men’s ties