Men’s Fashion Heads the Cassette Tape’s Revival
October 29, 2009 by Maria Kaski
Artists Alyce Santoro and Julio Cesar have joined forces to create a men’s tie fashioned out of recycled cassette tapes. Maria Kaski writes.
The limited edition Sonic Fabric ties come in an array of uniform and highly functional hues ranging from cobalt blue, dark brown and light grey. Available in a skinny and normal thickness these ties are a modern way of dressing up the retro classic that is the cassette tape.
As if the idea wasn’t quirky enough, Alyce Santoro has recorded sound collages from her own CD, Between Stations, which are playable when a tape head is run across the tape’s surface.
Speaking about the idea, Santoro says, “The wearer becomes a beacon for other-dimensional, intangible forces of good, much in the manner of a superhero. Only this part of the superhero garb can be worn on the outside in the most conservative environment without detection!”
Currently available in the USA, these ties retail at $90 Supermarket.