Stamp of Approval - Pierrepont Hicks
If, like me, you have a thing for original and quality accessories, chances are you’re always on the lookout for interesting additions to your collection. However, I am always struggling to find something suitable to my taste, especially when it comes to neckwear.
I have a hard time finding ties that fit my standards regarding width, pattern, sheen and texture: they are usually too wide (+ 5cm), shiny, with boring patterns and made from dubious materials.
This is why I was so excited to find out about Pierrepont Hicks, an American brand with a devotion (and an inherent gift) for making quality neckwear. Mac, a civil engineer for 12 years and Kat, who worked for a decade in fashion and publishing for major labels, are the couple behind the brand. Together, they are filling a gap in the market of men’s neckwear when it comes to outstanding quality and design, at an affordable price. All of their ties are manufactured in New York by master craftsmen and each of them can undergo up to sixteen steps during production.
But Pierrepont Hicks offers more than just ties, however amazing they may be. Their collection also includes reversible bowties (adding extra flare and versatility), pocket squares and the ability to order custom made items to attend to your special needs.
Their main line “Pierrepont Hicks”, consists of cotton and wool/silk ties with original plaid patterns and details on the thinner blade of the tie (usually in another color and fabric). The width is perfect, not too wide or skinny, allowing you to sport them to the office or on a night out. Besides the amazing patterned items, you’ll be able to find more classic models in solid colors, to tone things down when needed. Also, their luxury line “Hatchery” is coming out soon, providing handmade ties made from superior quality fabrics.
(All photos from the official website)
Their online shop ships worldwide with affordable shipping costs, the highest being 19 USD for international orders. I have contacted them in the past and got a prompt response so I can attest to their costumer service. Next time you need any neckwear, check their website at http://pierreponthicks.com/default.aspx and place an order!
For taking neckwear to the next level Pierrepont Hicks receives Beyond Fabric’s Stamp of Approval!