Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Rules of a Creator's Life

via Will Yan, et al.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Snapback Bowties

We've carried the Herringbone Bowtie for quite some time now. In fact, its our most popular product to date. Remember seeing it here and here and a whole lot of other fine places?

Welp, it just got better.

I've been spending some time in the studio with some tools of the trade working on the design and function of some of our favorite products to make them even better.

We've included snap options on some of our heavier bows for a while now, which were all smaller snaps, hand sewn on individually. Truth be told, it was a bit pricey and we were having a hard time keeping up with orders of this product for a while.

"So what. They're snaps. What's the big deal" you ask?

Snapback Bowties only have to be tied (well) once, and you can just snap it off or loosen it up if you start to get totally ripped and do lots of neck exercises. You know, standard stuff like that.

Which makes it even more great for me to tell you guys that the Snapback Bowtie is now better than before. The new installation of snaps is installed instead of sewn, which is a lot more sturdy. Great for you guys that are rough on your accessories.

They are now a bit longer as well, so many people with larger necks, or ladies who want the wool ties as headbands, they are now all accommodating.

The best part, even with the improvements, we can still offer them for the low. #YesWeCan

Monday, December 5, 2011

How He Wore It: Holiday Hov

Meet Larry. Or as I call him, Larry Hova.

I somehow talked him into shooting a spread on personal style with me, and in the mix slipped in the Woolen Holiday tie from the Co-Op.

I dig how he not only does pattern on pattern, but texture on texture.

And then even more texture with corduroy pants (!!!!)

Friday, December 2, 2011

A million times, yes.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Digital camo pocket squares have landed

Digi Camo Pocket Square

Mid weight  woven canvas
Red Marrow stitched edges 
Measures 14" 
Produced by hand by local artisans in Chicago

This is a continuation of our collaborative project with the good gentlemen over at the streetwear blog & label DYNST.

True story: Last week, a menswear shop guy spotted the camo pocket square in Isaiah's back pocket of his jeans, and offered to buy it off of him on the spot before it was available to the public #soyouknowitsreal

Monday, November 28, 2011

Dobby Solids: Endangered Species

After the Thanksgiving Hangover sale, the Dobby Corduroy ties have made it to the endangered list. We're out of Dobby Corduroy in Olive (restock questionable), and there are 2 left in Maroon

Our corduroy is keeping lots of you fine folks warm this season, and for this we say thanks! 

Leather Camera Straps

File under: products we created for the The Co-Op, but just kept for ourselves.

Leather camera strap made of 8 oz latigo, tanned by hand (you can see the strokes), nickel buckles, made my hand in a Brooklyn workshop.

Shall we do this?