About the Brand
The Story Behind our Neckties, Bow Ties and Suspenders
Handsome&Lace started creating 'feminine pieces' like necktie earrings, necktie necklaces, and lavish hairbands made from the silk of vintage neckties. There was a clear theme here and when the first customer requested an actual necktie made by hand in 2010, I knew it was something I felt fire in my belly about.
These neckties and bowties are special because they mean something. They are created to fill a void where the market can't and to fill you with a sense of pride and value to your style and the way you are seen.
Just ask celebrities like Noah Reid from Schitts Creek, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Rhys Darby, the Property Brothers and more. They needed pieces to stand out, and bringing that to the table is why Handsome&Lace is <3
I try to break free from the same old neckties and bowties while keeping a tailored and clean design base. From upcycled materials to raw silks, linen, wool, velvet and whatever else has personality and major quality, I'll use it!
Each piece is made by hand from cutting my own custom tie patterns, ironing and hand stitching them like back in the day. (You can see the process here) I don't send things off to to be done for me, this is all me. The atmosphere around here is fun, music loving, and dancing when you just feel an urge. This is not a sweat shop or a place to undermine the craftsmanship of handmade.
These are pieces are carefully made