John Lennon becomes a neck tie

Beatle launches posthumous accessories range

The Beatles‘ legendary co-frontman John Lennon may hit the shops in a brand new way this year.

Yoko Ono is reportedly in final negotiations with an American clothing brand to use her late husband’s designs on a brand new line of neckties.

Eight different ties have been designed by Ralph Marlin and Company, each adorned with Lennon’s own paintings.

According to the New York Post, if the Lennon neckties are given the go-ahead, the label hopes to expand the collection to include nightwear and boxer shorts.

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