May 10, 2011

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Snippet & Ink... Kathryn Loves...

 

Our friend Kathryn at Snippet & Ink wrote a great article and held a giveaway for a General Knot & Co. gift certificate. If you are not yet familiar with Kathryn's blog, Snippet & Ink is one of the premier wedding design blogs and we are honored for our designs to be featured.

Ever since starting our little tie company, we've been very happily inundated with requests from brides and grooms to create unique ties for their weddings. There's nothing quite like playing a part in a couple's wedding day and creating a special piece of the visuals. The collaborations are always a lot of fun and they end up yielding fantastically unique results with our vintage fabrics and detailing.The below photo is of a group that we designed in which all of the ties are different, but held together by the common palette. 

Stay tuned for the General Knot & Co. wedding portfolio and design center...

April 28, 2011

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How to tie a Four-In-Hand knot

 

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!

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April 25, 2011

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Kempt Featuring a GK & Co. Favorite

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!

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April 20, 2011

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April 05, 2011

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Fresh Paint | Showing Your True Colors

  

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.

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April 03, 2011

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Gurley's Milling Co. | 1950's Flour Sacks

 

With my college years starting down south in North Carolina (Greensboro, to be exact), I remember driving through Princeton, N.C. on my way to the Outerbanks. Not a bad drive, knowing that the beaches lay just ahead. 

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March 28, 2011

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NBC New York | GK & Co. Featured on The Thread

 

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

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March 25, 2011

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Spring Has Sprung - Bows, Bows, Bows

  

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.

 

 

March 23, 2011

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How to tie a Bow Tie & Half Windsor Knot

 

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

How To Tie A Half Windsor Knot.

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.

 

March 20, 2011

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Languages | GK & Co. Goes International

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!