October 22, 2011

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American Quilters | Vintage Textiles

 

 

All I needed to see were the words "American" & "Vintage" in the same sentence and my attention was drawn. Never mind that I was not just the only man in the room, but the only non-retirement aged person in the room as well. Yeah, well, vintage textiles and a mutual admiration for masterful craftsmanship have a way of pulling birds of a feather together (textile geeks). 

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September 04, 2011

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Antenna Magazine | Ouigi Theodore | GK&Co.

  

First, to be included in Antenna Magazine's Fall 2011 issue is enough on its own. Then, to have the one and only Ouigi Theodore aka “The Bearded Man" of Brooklyn Circus sporting our General Knot & Co. pocket squares! Well, we started to get a little lightheaded. Of course, we'll never know if the repeated toasting of Maker's Mark had anything to do with the dizziness, but there's no doubt that we couldn't be anymore pleased.

Thanks to the fashion director and stylists at Antenna Magazine, Mr. Theodore for always looking so damn sharp, and of course, to our very own Miss Dana.

August 21, 2011

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August 05, 2011

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Groomsmen's Gifts | Brides Magazine | GK&Co.

  

 

    Hey, when it comes to the subject of weddings, there are few sources that could claim knowing their subject as well as BRIDES Magazine. We are super happy that they took a shine to our 1960s Geo Floral Print Neck Tie in their August 2011 issue. With the wedding season in full swing, we get emails every day from both brides and grooms looking for special neckwear for their special days. And we love that they all enjoy the duality of our designs - as both a great accessory to be worn by the men of the wedding party and as perfect groomsmen gifts.

    Thanks again to BRIDES for including General Knot & Co. in your great magazine. Cheers!

 

June 07, 2011

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Fast Company Magazine | All Tied Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our 1950s Folk Art & Seersucker Stripe two tone necktie featured in Fast Company's June issue. Feels great to be hanging with some of our favorite other brands!

May 23, 2011

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It's Always A Gift | GK & Co.


 

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. 

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May 22, 2011

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Hatch Show Print | A Working Letterpress Museum

 

I knew about Hatch Show Print before I actually knew about them. I had seen their posters in shop windows and restaurants and even wine labels they had created, but never knew who was behind the beautiful letterpress print work. 

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May 19, 2011

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1930's Patchwork- A Country Wedding

 

When designing ties (or anything, for that matter), it often makes sense to consider the possible end use- or end user of the designs.  Sometimes, our vintage fabrics already have a plan of their own.

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May 10, 2011

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New Pocket Squares from the 1950s and 1960s

  

A fantastic Folk Art Print from the 1950s

 

A deep royal rustic dot/plaid pattern atop a fine sateen stripe. 

May 10, 2011

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Snippet & Ink... Kathryn Loves...

 

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...