One of the perks of our job is to scour the world to find special menswear companies and bring them to you. The one question that we get over and over again is whether or not we have a relationship with a great tie or bowtie company. Sure, we could send you to the usual suspects. But, we found one of the leading companies in the neckwear space. Meet our friends at General Knot, purveyor of vintage or vintage-inspired ties, bow ties and other small handmade accessories. They’ve been featured in top publications, including GQ, Esquire and Complex.
General Knot is designed in Bedford, New York and made exclusively in the United States. Their beautiful array of neckwear, travel/makeup bags, totes and scarves, use vintage or rare dead stock textiles that they source from all over the globe. Each collection is limited in quantity, so it’s important to note that if you see something on their website today, it may be gone tomorrow. The company is headed by a husband and wife team (Ann and Andrew Payne) and they’ve headed creative teams at Ralph Lauren, Original Penguin, Tommy Hilfiger and Levis. So, it’s no wonder clients rave about their products.
The team at General Knot will be popping up in the 9Tailors showroom on Saturday, March 30 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.
I recently sat down with Ann at the General Knot to pick her brain about men’s accessories.
9Tailors: What’s your best advice to mixing patterned ties with a patterned shirt?