By Eric G. Czajka
Nothing shouts “Motor City” louder than a hot-rod, three-window ’32 Ford deuce coupe. And what better way to show your appreciation this Father’s Day than a tie imprinted with the Detroit-powered street machine?
A Detroit-themed tie could be the perfect gift this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17.
If your dad is more of a Packard man, there is a tie displaying the classic Packard slogan “Ask the Man Who Owns One.” And not to worry, if your dad isn’t a gear-head there are dozens of different Detroit-styled ties to choose from at zazzle.com.
For the history buff in the family, there is a tie printed with a vintage Art Deco poster advertising the 1936 Detroit and Michigan Exposition. Another one displays an old-fashioned postcard with an image of the bridge to Belle Isle and yet another is patterned with images of Detroit’s iconic Michigan Central Station. There are dozens of ties highlighting historical sites throughout the city.
Another company, Cyberoptix TieLab, offers ties printed with the silhouettes of famous Detroit auto factory water towers. The company, founded in 2005 by Detroit resident Bethany Shorb, offers “creative, yet sophisticated neckwear” that any Detroit-area dad will love. They even offer a bowtie printed with the original Cass Tech High School blueprint from 1917 – a unique way your father can proudly display his passion for the Motor City.
For the sports fanatic, shop.mlb.com offers a Detroit Tigers tie patterned with the iconic Old English “D”. If a Red Wings tie is the Father’s Day gift you’ve been searching for, shop.nhl.com has a tie patterned with the winged wheel.
But if your father just wants to show his love for his city, there are ties available that are simply printed with script that says “Detroit.”