Yellow Hook Necktie Co.: Now available
Some of you may remember Rob from Brooklyn, who has been featured previously in our "real people" series. Previously, we mentioned his new venture, Yellow Hook Necktie Co., and we’re happy to tell you the site has formally launched this week and the ties look really superb. 
The opening collection features seven neckties (although one has already sold out) in a variety of fabrics suitable for the colder weather. They are each made one at a time by one of two people, Jene or Maria, whose biographies you can read on the site. 
The ties are either three or six fold and are all unlined, have hand-rolled edges and no tipping — all details that happen to be a growing personal preference of mine. If you want to see more photos beyond what’s on the official site, then check out their Facebook page.
Best of luck to Rob on his new venture at Yellow Hook Necktie Co.!
-Kiyoshi

Yellow Hook Necktie Co.: Now available

Some of you may remember Rob from Brooklyn, who has been featured previously in our "real people" series. Previously, we mentioned his new venture, Yellow Hook Necktie Co., and we’re happy to tell you the site has formally launched this week and the ties look really superb. 

The opening collection features seven neckties (although one has already sold out) in a variety of fabrics suitable for the colder weather. They are each made one at a time by one of two people, Jene or Maria, whose biographies you can read on the site. 

The ties are either three or six fold and are all unlined, have hand-rolled edges and no tipping — all details that happen to be a growing personal preference of mine. If you want to see more photos beyond what’s on the official site, then check out their Facebook page.

Best of luck to Rob on his new venture at Yellow Hook Necktie Co.!

-Kiyoshi

Whenever we post a picture of Rob, a teacher from Brooklyn, we get a flood of emails from guys who wish they were as sharp as he and gals who want his number. He’s spoken for, but if you’re interested in the former goal, Rob’s starting a necktie company. It’s called Yellow Hook Necktie Co., and for now you can find it primarily on Facebook. Like our Put This On Gentlemen’s Association pocket squares, Rob’s ties are made by hand by a single artisan. A genuine cottage industry, in Brooklyn, New York. We’re excited to see where this leads.

Whenever we post a picture of Rob, a teacher from Brooklyn, we get a flood of emails from guys who wish they were as sharp as he and gals who want his number. He’s spoken for, but if you’re interested in the former goal, Rob’s starting a necktie company. It’s called Yellow Hook Necktie Co., and for now you can find it primarily on Facebook. Like our Put This On Gentlemen’s Association pocket squares, Rob’s ties are made by hand by a single artisan. A genuine cottage industry, in Brooklyn, New York. We’re excited to see where this leads.

Rob, who’s appeared a few times (to much lady-acclaim, I should add) in our “real people” series, writes about how and why he buys bespoke clothing on his high school teacher’s salary.

“I couldn’t help but nod in agreement with everything the director said. As a teacher, he shares the same exact reasons for dressing well with me. Except instead of being in charge of 20-30 million dollars worth of investments, I have 20-30 (well, closer to 40 these days) kids I need to help grow. The teaching profession seems to have gone down in terms of how we present ourselves and any good teacher should see this, hear what’s being said, and dress accordingly!” — Rob from Brooklyn
It’s been 90+ degrees here in Los Angeles, and I’ve been hiding under a table in my non-air-conditioned apartment, wearing nothing but a cold washcloth.  Our friend Wale, though, is out in Philadelphia, looking like a million bucks.  And guess what?  He just finished taking the bar.  Congrats, Wale!
Besides that, both Wale and another regular on the blog, Rob from Brooklyn, are finalists for Esquire’s Best Dressed Real Man award.  Congrats to both - check them out at Esquire’s site.

It’s been 90+ degrees here in Los Angeles, and I’ve been hiding under a table in my non-air-conditioned apartment, wearing nothing but a cold washcloth.  Our friend Wale, though, is out in Philadelphia, looking like a million bucks.  And guess what?  He just finished taking the bar.  Congrats, Wale!

Besides that, both Wale and another regular on the blog, Rob from Brooklyn, are finalists for Esquire’s Best Dressed Real Man award.  Congrats to both - check them out at Esquire’s site.

Rob from Brooklyn in a charming casual summer outfit.  Nothing wrong with taking your coat off and rolling up your sleeves when it’s hot.  Nice to have a coat on hand, though, so that when you step back inside you can finish your look.

Rob from Brooklyn in a charming casual summer outfit.  Nothing wrong with taking your coat off and rolling up your sleeves when it’s hot.  Nice to have a coat on hand, though, so that when you step back inside you can finish your look.