About Us

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General Knot & Co. is designed in Bedford, New York / Made exclusively in the United States.

We create limited edition neckwear and accessories in the U.S.A., using rare and vintage fabrics collected from around the world. Our goal is to offer uniquely designed and enduring products that stand the test of time.

After years of directing creative teams for brands such as Ralph Lauren, Original Penguin, Tommy Hilfiger and Levi’s, co-founders Ann and Andrew Payne began General Knot & Co. in the Fall of 2010 with the desire to combine a passion for design with an unyielding commitment to bringing conscientious quality manufacturing back to the United States. 

It is an honor and a privilege to create all GK&Co. products here in the United States, with the world’s greatest craftsmen. Those whose talents and skills have been honed through generations of shared adoration of their craft.

GK&Co. fabrics are sourced through a global network of collectors who search high and low for the most amazing vintage fabric, giving it another lease on life. 

Each collection of General Knot & Co. designs are handmade in very limited quantities, uniquely finite and never to be repeated. We hope that you enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed creating and bringing them to you.

“Doing what one loves to do is never considered work.”