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.]