Thursday, 29 April 2010

Rhett's ties: NY style

Pretty amazing just bumping in to one of my dearest friends on the streets of Williamsburg. Beautiful apartment and a vast selection of cashmere/blazers/chinos/chambray/plaid and obviously, neckties packed in to every corner of his room. He has true appreciation for American style.
From Charvet to Chambray to his Grandfather's tie (top), he has a tight but varied collection of neckwear. His Grandfather David's tie is completely unlined and made in a textured, bubbly authentic seersucker in perfect colouration. It was gifted to him in 1917 and he wore is as a kid and a young man and then passed it down to Rhett. My favourite of his collection.

Monday, 26 April 2010

emilie Bailey: Talented Lady

These guys would all definitely rock the 'bad uncle' tie... apart from Doherty actually... maybe he would go for the classic micro pattern. - website is now up and running and was definitely worth the wait.
Can't wait to work with emilie for some Marwood looks.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Don Cherry: Bad Uncle Style

Don V Don
Every collection of Marwood ties is going to feature a 'bad uncle' tie...
...just to throw the collection out of kilter slightly.
Marwood needs a bit of humour.

Don Draper

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Friday, 16 April 2010

Pattern Research

Development stage is about to begin...

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Sarah Carr & Marwood

Sarah Carr of Here Design has designed Marwood's new logo... it's modern simplicity is timeless, classic and masculine, representing Marwood's aesthetic perfectly. Very happy indeed.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Monday, 12 April 2010

Willem Dafoe

chambray shirt and tie: good.
double breasted suit: good.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Macclesfield Silk Museum

Langley Printworks Pattern Books
William Whiston & Co

Macclesfield Silk Museum

1) circa 1870; 2) circa 1900-1914
"Two pattern books, 1) Pattern Books for Shawls and Shawl Borders, a 92 page pattern book of colour designs; 2) Pattern Book of Original Paintings and Off Strikes, a 54 page pattern book of colour designs. Whiston was one of the first to introduce screen printing in an attempt to print longer runs more economically, and was in the forefront of developing artificial silks. To be displayed in Paradise Mill and the Silk Museum, Macclesfield by rotation."

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Barneys New York - Window Displays

Barney's window displays at the moment.
Thanks to...

Friday, 9 April 2010

Olch! Tie Competitor Alert

Hello Alexander Olch... my biggest competitor it would seem. This fellow from across the pond is doing a nice job on modern neckwear. Here is an article in Inventory (from Dover Street Market) about Mr Olch's collaboration with them to produce some wool chambray ties... very nice indeed.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

John Broadwood & Sons Pianos

Another British classic name: John Broadwood & Sons.
Every home needs a piano.
Perhaps Marwood tie fabrics could collaborate with Broadwood to make piano stools one day. Woven silk upholstered cushions in micro/geometric patterns.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Chris Buongiorno: ...'in a tie of some sort'

Chris's introduction on his website: "Hi there. I'm a commercial/music video director working in LA. I also play drums for The Victor Ship. I am usually seen wearing a tie of some sort." Damn straight.

Vintage Tie Advertising

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Burlington Arcade Shoe Shine

Here's an office gent who has popped out for lunch and stopped to get a shoe-shine outside Bill Amberg's shop in Burlington Arcade this lunchtime. The gent reads the paper, his friend/colleague watches on and the shoe shiner scrubs up his Church's lace-ups just so.
A forgotten service perhaps?

James Smith & Sons Umbrellas

Truly British: Walking past this shop the other day I was reminded of James Smith's family run business and their reliable and reputable product for a (predictable) British weather system.

"The world famous James Smith and Sons Umbrella Shop was founded in 1830 and is still owned and run as a family business. For 175 years the company has been making umbrellas, sticks and canes for both ladies and gentlemen and their reputation as the home of the London umbrella is well justified.
The historic and beautiful shop is on New Oxford Street in the heart of London’s West End and is a stunning reminder of the Victorian period. The shop retains the original fittings designed and made by the master craftsman employed by the business and is a work of art in itself."

Monday, 5 April 2010

Geometric Patterned Ties

This image of the dancer Stephen Galloway was found in 'The Book of Ties' and he is wearing a woven silk tie featuring 'a perennial motif - small geometric designs'. The first Marwood collection is going to strongly feature geometric patterns, micro patterns, a polka dot, a plain... all on textured, woven silk.

Sunday, 4 April 2010


You can't re-create the past.
Can't re-create the past?... Of course you can.