If you can't stand the thought of having to wear a tie or bow-tie to an event, these colorful alternatives to traditional formal wear may be more your style. 

Damico, a Ukrainian-based company, is currently using Kickstarter to fund the manufacturing of their signature aluminum bow ties. Each tie is available in 11 different designs and 5 colors, with a stretchy band and easy-to-use clasp that minimize the time and effort needed to get dressed.

Although the ties are fairly simple, they don't fail to stand out. Each one boasts an interesting, laser cut geometric design and comes in a wooden box boasting the company's logo.

via Damico