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.
Yep, for college students back in the 1920s, this was their laundromat. Without laundry services on campus or accessibility to a neighborhood laundromat (not sure if they even existed yet), college students had to rely on their ever-dependable mom to keep them in clean duds. As often as needed, they'd pack all their dirty (alcohol soaked) clothes into the Fiberco Laundripak and mail it home where their moms would make everything all perfect again- just like magic!
Today has been a banner day for General Knot & Co. press. The Huffington Post picked up on the Thrillist.com article into their New York News section. We are very happy that people are finding the "salvaged" vintage fabric an interesting aspect of our designs.
A tip of the hat and a heartfelt thank you to our friend Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean for writing such a fantastic article about General Knot & Co. today. Most of you are familiar with Michael's work at ACL and can certainly appreciate how pleased we are to be included in his highly influential blog of menswear, style and life of the past, present and future.
We love what we are doing here at General Knot & Co. and based on the response from Michael's article, there may be a few of you out there who agree. We are very happy that you do and hope to hear from you again soon.
February 3rd, 2010
The virtual doors are wide open to our new General Knot & Co. online shop.
It's been a long time coming, but we finally got the keys to the store and are now open for business. Absolutely a dream come true for us here at General Knot & Co. The suggestions of following through with our ideas have come from many friends and family over recent years, so we decided to put our heads together, pool our resources and make our shared obsessions a reality.
Welcome and please enjoy looking through the many ties and their fantastic combinations of collected vintage fabrics and curated contemporary piece goods. We are continuously inspired by the creation of these limited edition designs from fabrics that have their own histories and stories. We encourage you to wear these special ties during your life's journeys. Please keep in touch and send us photos of you and your ties enjoying the next chapters of your collective histories.
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