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Deadstock Cravats from the General Knot & Co.

Feb 5th, 2011 | Categories: Made in the USA, Menswear | by Michael Williams

Meet your new favorite tie maker, the General Knot & Co. Started by apparel industry vet (and friend of ACL) Andrew Payne, the company just opened its virtual doors this week with its online shop filled with great looking ties made from vintage fabrics. Because General Knot & Co. is using mostly deadstock materials, the quantities are limited on each style. So if you see something you like, better to act on those instincts or it could be gone.

General Knot founder Andrew Payne explains the cravat makers concept further. “Because each design is produced in such small quantities and cannot be recreated, due to the vintage fabrics being in finite supply, we will offer new designs on a regular basis to keep the collection fresh and stocked.” He went on to say. “The vast majority of the fabrics are vintage/deadstock from fabric collectors as well as from estate sales that I frequently visit. The non-vintage are for the most part a few collected patterns and then our classic chambray that we stock for the solids. At the moment Bedford, NY is the home base of the company and production is split between Vermont and New York.”

All of the ties measure 2 7/8″ wide and prices range from $88 to $148 for the blue deadstock patchwork tie pictured above (which is one fine looking piece of neckwear). [General Knot & Co.]

Comments: 13

13 Comments to “Deadstock Cravats from the General Knot & Co.”

  1. JFK
    on Feb 5th, 2011
    @ 2:14 PM

    Beautiful stuff. Those florals are something else.

  2. Fred H.
    on Feb 5th, 2011
    @ 2:18 PM

    Michael! Great ties, thanks for telling us about this company.

  3. Bonchance
    on Feb 5th, 2011
    @ 4:31 PM

    These are very special.

  4. Rick
    on Feb 5th, 2011
    @ 5:18 PM

    Let’s throw “office casual” out on its ear.

    This is great-looking neckwear.

  5. Brandon
    on Feb 5th, 2011
    @ 6:10 PM

    These ties are fantastic.

  6. philip
    on Feb 5th, 2011
    @ 6:21 PM

    Lovely fabric. Cool ties. Just one thing. No one in S.F. Bay Are really wears a tie anymore. My friends who make very cool ties aren’t selling.

  7. JFPisa
    on Feb 6th, 2011
    @ 12:26 PM

    Great prints, definitely have to pick one of these up.

  8. allen
    on Feb 6th, 2011
    @ 12:47 PM

    Ugh, these look like something a wedding planner in Tulsa would wear.

  9. Tom
    on Feb 6th, 2011
    @ 11:58 PM

    Beautiful stuff. I love the two-pattern style.

  10. John
    on Feb 7th, 2011
    @ 1:50 PM

    Fantastic! Unfortunately the vintage patchwork is already sold out.

  11. Chris
    on Feb 7th, 2011
    @ 5:25 PM

    These are fantastic! Already purchased two of them. Great find!

  12. Joanne
    on Feb 11th, 2011
    @ 3:29 AM


  13. Dawn
    on Feb 17th, 2011
    @ 11:26 AM

    These Look great. Nice Job.