Peyton heritage belt, $112
The first year, I was limited to the one product I could produce myself above my parents' garage with one sewing machine. I had a solid business plan and knew I didn't want a boss, overhead or debt so I stuck to sewing bracelets. The first bracelets were made of fabrics I cut from my own collection of neckties, belts and blazers that I had acquired through family and thrifting. I sold bracelets at craft shows which then lead to building a website, which then lead to building distribution to boutiques which quickly lead to distributing worldwide. It's all about improving ideas, products and branding each day and making them better than the day before.
repp tie, $85
We've acturally already begun. The biggest obstacle is the production costs involved with keeping my brand "American Made." I've been spending the majority of my profits on finding the machinery required to build my own production factory here in New England. All my free time has been meeting with the key people who know how to operate this machinery and manage a full-fledged production. Try calling up a cut-and-sew shop out of the blue. It isn't as easy as you'd think.
Archer wrap, $40
Ultimately quality has influenced my style. I do not deem myself "preppy" per se, but instead a man who seeks quality materials, craftsmanship and well thought out design. Which often times is recognized as "preppy," as classic attire is almost always well-crafted.