April 03, 2011


Gurley's Milling Co. | 1950's Flour Sacks


With my college years starting down south in North Carolina (Greensboro, to be exact), I remember driving through Princeton, N.C. on my way to the Outerbanks. Not a bad drive, knowing that the beaches lay just ahead. 

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March 28, 2011


NBC New York | GK & Co. Featured on The Thread


We are so happy to be featured today on NBC New YorkNBC's Catherine Blair Pfander became especially interested in General Knot & Co. recently when she spotted a well-dressed gent on the streets of New York wearing one of our ties. (Thank you to the well-dressed gent for being in the right place at the right time).

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March 25, 2011


Spring Has Sprung - Bows, Bows, Bows


We know that the Spring Thaw came and left again mighty quickly last week, but we're optimistic that it'll be back soon! We are celebrating the arrival of Spring 2011 and the coming of the Easter holiday with a fresh crop of bow ties. The most beautiful pattern and color combinations that we've ever designed are all ready for you. 

Please dive into the full collection of the newly arrived and let us know what you think.



March 23, 2011


How to tie a Bow Tie & Half Windsor Knot


Need a little brush-up on your knotting skills? Feel no shame, my friends. We all need to go back to school at one time or another.

We're starting to build a visual instruction manual at General Knot & Co. for just this purpose. At the moment, we've added:

How To Tie A Bow Tie (it really is much easier than it looks) and

How To Tie A Half Windsor Knot.

Next up will be the wonderfully simple Four-In-Hand Knot

*As a bonus, you will NOT be tested on this. And yes, drinking IS allowed in class.


March 20, 2011


Languages | GK & Co. Goes International

To better serve our growing number of overseas customers, we have translated the General Knot & Co. site into four more languages: Español, Italiano, Japanese 日本, and Français. We will be adding more as time goes on, so this is just the start. Enjoy! Disfrute! Godere! 楽しむ! Jouir!



March 12, 2011


1952 Cunningham C-3


Tomorrow's Sunday New York Times will have an article on the front page of its Automobiles section about his beautiful 1952 Cunningham C-3 sports car. I have to admit being ignorant to this gorgeous motor car before receiving the Sunday section in the driveway this Saturday morning. If only I had known about it when I was granted my three wishes by the genie in the bottle just last week. 

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March 07, 2011


New England Road Trip


For someone who has spent most journeys to visit factories in a van packed with fellow jet-lagged designers barreling through the remote hillsides and packed industrial streets of China, it was very nice to take in the change of scenery for my latest "factory visit". Not to say that those trips to China were not great fun- and they often were. There's nothing quite like how severe stress and sleep deprivation can bring a group of designers together!  View full article →
March 03, 2011


3/3 - A Continuous Lean- The American List

We are honored to be included in A Continuous Lean's The American List.  The List consists of American-based companies that have chosen to produce their products here at home, in the U.S.A. 

As with the other companies with which we now stand shoulder to shoulder, we have found vast resources of talent, skills, quality raw materials, and consistently high-level production right here under our very noses. And speaking as someone who spent years working for corporations that produced everything overseas, I am happy to now have the luxury of face-to-face conversations with the men and women who create our designs. There is no substitute.

Thank you to Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean. Cheers.

February 21, 2011


2/21 - Art-n-Hustle | General Knot & Co. Interview

 Mr. Corey Knight of Art-n-Hustle posted a General Knot & Co. interview today. Thanks Corey- it was a pleasure.

February 19, 2011


1920s Fiberco Laundripak


Yep, for college students back in the 1920s, this was their laundromat. Without laundry services on campus or accessibility to a neighborhood laundromat (not sure if they even existed yet), college students had to rely on their ever-dependable mom to keep them in clean duds. As often as needed, they'd pack all their dirty (alcohol soaked) clothes into the Fiberco Laundripak and mail it home where their moms would make everything all perfect again- just like magic!

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