General Knot & Co. is Always a Gift!
You will never see a General Knot & Co. purchase arrive at your door flat-packed in a poly bag, in a box filled with bubble wrap. We appreciate you coming to our shop and want you to enjoy the whole experience.
Whenever we create a design or an element for our online shop, we always consider the "experience" that our customers will potentially have. We wholeheartedly feel that both our customers and the products which we offer are special. To deliver one's purchases with anything less in mind would diminish the entire experience.View full article →
A fantastic Folk Art Print from the 1950s
A deep royal rustic dot/plaid pattern atop a fine sateen stripe.
Our friend Kathryn at Snippet & Ink wrote a great article and held a giveaway for a General Knot & Co. gift certificate. If you are not yet familiar with Kathryn's blog, Snippet & Ink is one of the premier wedding design blogs and we are honored for our designs to be featured.
Ever since starting our little tie company, we've been very happily inundated with requests from brides and grooms to create unique ties for their weddings. There's nothing quite like playing a part in a couple's wedding day and creating a special piece of the visuals. The collaborations are always a lot of fun and they end up yielding fantastically unique results with our vintage fabrics and detailing.The below photo is of a group that we designed in which all of the ties are different, but held together by the common palette.
Stay tuned for the General Knot & Co. wedding portfolio and design center...
A universally well-liked knot, the Four-In-Hand is also the simplest to tie. More or less, it's the Half Windsor minus a wrap, so you end up with a smaller knot and a somewhat neater and tighter look. All in all, all knots are good-looking. Just choose the one that speaks to the occasion. Hey, there's some sound advice for you. Now, go forth young man!View full article →
Kempt, a great editorial division of Urban Daddy, wrote a solid post about one of our most popular ties- The Seersucker & Folk Art Two Tone Tie. We love their take on the design, really appreciating the era from which the pattern came from and the tongue-n-cheek General Knot & Co. ethos- "It’s an Eisenhower-era, archival folk-art print—along the lines of your Gitman Vintage shirts or a Levi’s throwback—only now it’s found its way onto your tie rack."
Thanks for the introductions Kempt- glad to call you friends!View full article →
Growing up in Fairfield County Connecticut, I was quite used to colorfully painted front doors. A lot of Hunter Green and Cobalt Blue in my town, but the Londoners definitely take the cake when it comes to putting it all out there. A slightly different look from what we North East American Prepsters would promote, London residents take their cue from their famously rebellious British individualism- as in Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood. With all that said though, I could actually see these painted doors and shutters fitting right in up North on the Cape or down South in Charlestown. Hmmm... it may be time for a fresh coat on my front door.