A number of years ago, I had to buy a Christmas present for a nephew who had just become an investment banker. On an impulse, I tried to see if I could make a wooden tie.
My first attempt turned out very well; the tie had several joints so it would conform with your body and flex as necessary.
I had it finished well ahead of Christmas and wore it to a party as a joke. When people realized what it was, everyone wanted one for a husband, uncle or father.
By the end of the night I had orders for about thirty ties and had to cram to have them finished for Christmas.