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.
General Knot & Co.
December 14th, 2010
We gotta say that finding not only a couple great vintage fabrics made our day, but that they were real Woolworth's matching plaids with the headers still intact, really got us a little light-headed. This is the kind of thing that reminds us of why we got into this! A great find that we'll happily turn into some even greater ties.
November 24th, 2010
Combing through vintage dealer's back rooms, getting up at the crack of dawn to hit the choice flea markets, and visiting every estate sale we could find, has made for great fun and adventure and it has inspired us to create products using them. Right now, we're loving the idea of expanding the world of men's neckties and bow ties utilizing these amazing vintage piece goods that have been cherished for years by collectors, tailors, and obsessed fans of all things vintage.
Eventually, we can see that our General Store will have many other goods to offer. Not sugar, flour and nuts & bolts that are usually found in a general store, but certainly to other furnishings and mainstays for which every guy is most likely looking. Shirts, jackets, pants, and absolutely the random cool piece or trinket for his pocket or desktop will be within our sites for the near future.
We can't wait to get started building the site with all the imagery and concepts that have been kicking around our heads. The new year is coming up quickly, so we had better get rolling...