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General Knot & Co., Designed in Bedford, New York. Made in New England.
We create neckties, bow ties, squares and belts in the U.S.A., using rare and vintage fabrics collected from around the world. Our goal is to offer uniquely designed and enduring products that stand the test of time.
After years of directing design teams for brands such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Levi’s, Andrew Payne began General Knot & Co. in the Fall of 2010 with the desire to combine a passion for design with an unyielding commitment to bringing conscientious quality manufacturing back to the United States. Learning the finer points of design and quality were great benefits of working said corporations, but moving manufacturing overseas was not necessarily one of them.
It is a great honor and joy to create all GK&Co. products here in the United States, with the world’s greatest craftsmen. Those whose talents and skills have been honed through generations of shared adoration of their craft.
We curate our fabrics through a countrywide network of collectors and dealers, searching high and low. We especially love this part of the business. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of finding an amazing vintage fabric and giving it another lease on life. Each collection of General Knot & Co. designs are made in very limited quantities, uniquely finite and never to be repeated.
We hope that you enjoy your General Knot & Co. designs as much as we have enjoyed creating and bringing them to you.
Doing what one loves to do is never considered work...