Stealth Style: Navigate Subways with a Map-Backed Necktie

neck tie subway map

Putting loose ends to good use, this clever piece of street-smart apparel takes advantage of the usually-hidden flip side of your standard-shaped men’s tie.

necktie subway map japan

Savvy travelers know that there is no better way to look like a tourist than to pull out a map from your pocket or stare too long into your smartphone, hence this subtle and neutrally stylish alternative.

necktie map close up

necktie secret hidden map

Designed and sold by Rakuten in Japan, current available cities include Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. The dotted and striped, variously-colored ties cost 6,000 yen (around $70 USD) – not bad for a 100% silk map that doubles as business attire.