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Bill Nye's new bow-tie line makes learning science fun again

by Alexandra Zaslow / / Source: TODAY

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Bill Nye may not be known for his trendy style, but when it comes to bow ties, he's your guy.

So when Nicholas Graham, menswear designer and founder of Joe Boxer, approached him asking if he'd be interested in collaborating on a bow-tie line, he was very excited.

 NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Bill Nye attends the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Global Citizen) Getty Images

Nick Graham x Bill Nye limited-edition collection was released on Monday and is sold on Graham's website, as well as a few other specialty locations, such as the American Museum of Natural History

Each bow tie sells for $49.50 and 10 percent of the proceeds go to the Planetary Society, Nye's nonprofit that searches for life on other planets. While some bow ties are more classic with polka dots and stripes, others feature the periodic table and the words "science rules."

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When it comes to his own personal style, he likes to look slim and "crisp" instead of wearing loose-fitted clothing and looks up to characters such as Fred Astaire and James Bond for inspiration.

"I will say, when I was coming of age — when I had the money to buy grown-up clothes — I didn't really like the styles," Nye told Fashionista. "I bought them and wore them, but the baggy [style] ... eh. I like it right now, when it's slim. That may change, but I like it."

He's referring to a time before man buns and multiple razor blades. In fact, he had never heard of a man bun before, but has been playing around with funky styles of his own.

Since appearing on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" last year, he's been parting his hair on the opposite side, thanks to a hairstylist who thought it looked better that way. He still goes to see her every few weeks.

Nye is a simple man when it comes to beauty products. He swears by Pond's eye cream, uses Olay products, buys his shampoo and conditioner off the shelf at Duane Reade, drys his hair with a towel from Macy's and plans to go crazy and try out Moroccan Oil next.

When he completed his book, "Unstoppable," he bought himself an Art of Shaving razor stand.

"That was my gift to myself, a symbol of finishing this," Nye said. "It's definitely an extraordinarily first-world thing, to be able to have a stand plated with nickel to hold one's razor, but it's very handsome."

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