Andrew Payne of General Knot & Co, talks tie making and why General Knot is made in the United States. Andrew discusses his love for fabrics (a love we share incidentally!) and his passion that led him to start the company and make the very unique ties they produce.

The story behind General Knot & Co. is the one about two guys of like-mind who happened to meet while waiting for a train to New York City. One of us was a design director in the Fashion District and the other a technology engineer in the Flatiron District. Even with totally different career paths, our conversation quickly revealed a shared adoration for great colors and patterns, all things vintage, and an unyielding desire to create enduring products. The foundation of General Knot and Co. was set.

With the world’s finest craftsmen right here in the U.S.A., there was never a question of where General Knot & Co.’s products would be manufactured. Our ties are proudly handmade by men and women in the country’s most sought-after tailoring shops. We thank our lucky stars everyday to be working with these artists.

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