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.
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!
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!
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.
We are so happy to be featured today on NBC New York. NBC'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).