Finally we can get our hands on the first prototype, Matteo worked hard this weekend to produce two complete prototypes and now we can finally see the look-and-feel of the tie and get answers to many of our questions.
One of our main concern was the weight of the tie, plexiglass is not a light material and the possibility that in the end this product will result too heavy or cumbersome was not so remote. First prototypes show us this will not be a problem, the plexiglass tie is light and flexible enough to be as confortable as any other “classic” fabric tie.
It is too early to do a stress-test but the prototypes looks strong enough to be worn without particular problems.
Colrs and type of material are still on the work, our problem is there are a lot of type and colors available. For this project we want to keep things simple and probably we’ll sort out three or four colors among those available.