Online shopping is often a very anonymous experience even when a person clicks that box to "accept social marketing". Things change though when running a small business. Especially when all shipping labels and boxes are prepared by the same people who handle the social media and all other forms of communication (and everything else, for that matter!).
Since early on in the life of General Knot & Co., we began noticing a consistent couple of fellows (@greenwaybarista & @hermitudinous) from Houston, Texas making regular purchases of some of our most spectacular designs...View full article →
Chances are you may have encountered this issue before … Be it the shirt and necktie conundrum of what patterns work together or trying to navigate assembling a check suit with just the right pair of stripe socks. The art of pattern mixing can be mastered by following a few simple rules...
“Doing what one loves is never considered work.” General Knot creates limited edition neckwear and accessories that are made in the U.S.A. (designed in Bedford, NY and made in New England.) They use rare and vintage fabrics collected from around the world to offer uniquely designed and enduring products that stand the test of time.
We got to catch up with to Andrew Payne who is the Founder and Creative Director over at General Knot & Co. and asked him a few questions about work, life and who would play him in his big screen debut:
Tell us the story of how you got started?
AP: After directing design teams in NYC for years, Ann and I had built up quite a collection of vintage clothing and fabrics, which we both love to wear and draw inspiration. With that and the desire to branch out on our own, utilize the skills we’ve picked up along the way, and combine our love of design and manufacturing, we took the big leap with General Knot & Co. in Fall 2010.
What was your first job?...