Thursday, 26 August 2010

Dalston Lane Cafe

Marwood spotted this tie-wearer over lunch today. This kind fellow offered to de-knot himself in order for me to take a closer look and he explained that this tie was very old and once belonged to his Dad. This is a current theme that keeps occurring... a nostalgic element to aquiring neckwear and we at Marwood believe this is due to a lack of options these days. Some of the best ties we have found are in the bottom of a decrepid suitcase at the back of a vintage store and if the pattern is right, you can guarantee the quality of cloth or the dimensions of the tie won't be. We may be repeating ourselves on this point but seeing as it is the main driving force behind Marwood's aesthetic and design philosophy - you will hear it again.
Although Marwood won't help you out with any striped, knitted or square end ties (sorry Cafe fellow), it will aim to please in offering new, multi-patterned, quality assured options that will act as a focus point to a casual day (pop to the cafe) kind of look or a formal wedding.

Marwood patterns are in work and currently being spun on the loom in the finest silk and wool. The first collection will be launched in January 2011.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010


This enthusiastic tie creation definitely creates an individual look. Found on Coniesewer blog, it is a great example of how neck-wear can make a man's look feel complete - even when the look is not generically 'formal'. Neck-wear represents pride and a sense of importance and occasion yet doesn't display arrogance (unless we are referring to a wide, brash tie finished with a 'footballer's' over-sized knot - that is open to a very different interpretation I am afraid).

This man, Lloyd, who Conniesewer met at a coffee shop taught her two things... 1) Lloyd walks five miles to breakfast every day and rewards himself with an egg and cheese sandwich. 2) Lloyd fashioned his bolo tie out of a belt.

A sense of occasion? 5 miles walk to breakfast is definitely worthy of a considered outfit - and definitely worthy of some statement neck-wear, especially when it is fashioned from imagination.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Porthmeor Studios

Terry Frost, Porthmeor Studios
Porthmeor beach, St Ives

Koons - perfectly packaged

In search of this... or a vintage leather suitcase.