When strangers meet on a train, almost anything can happen, as long as it involves really romantic, mad-cramped sex. Actually producing accessories instead of tightly confined passion, the founders of General Knot & Co.
Headed by a design director and a software developer who bonded over a mutual affinity for vintage colors & patterns while waiting for a train, General rolls out unique neckwear fashioned from deadstock purchased at auctions and estate sales -- meaning whoever owned the fabric is now the naked and the dead. Each style's produced in hyper-limited runs, with current offerings including the Vintage Leaf & Black Chambray Two Tone ('50s rayon w/ classic black chambray small-end), a blue patchwork number cut from a variety of WWII-era Japanese shirting, and a business in the front/party in the rear creation with violet seersucker stripes hiding disco-era French-blue flowers backdropped against deep purple, who technically preferred plants you could smoke, with some water. Bowties pack similar punch with the subtly professional Tonal Black & Navy Chambray, the reversible Island Red Plaid & Pink Chambray, and the Midnight Purple Check & Navy Jacquard, though going with "Navy JAG-quard" would ensure the tie lasts 10 years longer than it should.
General also plans on rolling out a neckware-related smartphone app, as well as tying tutorials, though if you've ever had sex on a train, you already know your way around knots.