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).View full article →
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.
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
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.
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!
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.View full article →
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 →
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.
Mr. Corey Knight of Art-n-Hustle posted a General Knot & Co. interview today. Thanks Corey- it was a pleasure.