Heads up, Dads. You might be seeing this for Father’s Day.
The aptly named Pillow Tie looks like any normal tie when it’s worn with a suit. But behind it lies a discreet air bag in the backside with a small mouthpiece to blow up. The way the air bag is positioned, the person wearing it only has to lift the tie to his mouth and voila! He’s got a highly portable place to lay his head and get some shuteye. And, according to the manufacturers, the tie needn’t be removed from the neck at all. It also deflates in seconds (good for when the boss comes calling). Other interesting stats:
- It’s made from a microfibre and silk blend, which means it likely won’t crease or leave a mark on your face when you lie on it.
- The inflatable air bag, made from durable PVC plastic, can hold a head weighing up to 25 pounds and is completely undetectable when worn and deflated.
- Sixty designs. Lots of colors to choose from.
- Bonus: it’s touted to help not just the cubicle dweller, but can be used to cushion your head against a window on a train or in a car.
Does it live up to its marketing? The company’s slogan is clever: “Because most functions that require a necktie... deserve to be slept through.”