You know what I love most about this blog?
The people. I love hearing from you guys, whether it’s via comments or emails. I’ve met so many cool people through The Modest Man, and I’m always amazed when someone contacts me out of the blue to say hello or to share their story.
Recently, a guy named Nicholas Monterotti dropped me a line to tell me about his awesome new project – Peter Field Custom Ties. He’s actually been making ties – by hand – for a while now. He started doing this because he couldn’t find anything in stores that fit his freakishly tall, skinny build (no offense, Nick).
Now Nicholas is taking it to the next level with a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for industrial-level sewing machines that will allow for faster production.
He wants every man to be able to wear affordable, high-quality ties that fit perfectly.
I want you guys to check out the video he made to promote the campaign and consider making a donation. It’s really more of an investment since every backer gets a tie or pocket square of their choice.
But before you watch the video, let me share the three reasons why I’m excited about Peter Field:
1. Like us, Nicholas doesn’t have an average build. He has struggled his whole life to find clothes that actually fit, and he decided to take matters into his own hands – literally. Not only is this good news for men everywhere, but it’s also downright inspiring.
2. Peter Field products are hand-made in America, and they’re going to stay that way. The company is dedicated to American manufacturing even if it means making less money on each tie sold. Pretty cool, huh?
3. Nicholas knows how a tie should fit. I asked him to share some wisdom for us shorter gents. Here’s what he had to say:
“The number one issue with ties is the length. Rarely do they fit perfectly on men. My rule is adjust the tie so that it falls right to the center of your belt buckle. I recommend a full Windsor knot for a traditionally cut tie (wide tie = wide knot) and a half Windsor for a more modern cut. This still creates a respectable knot and will look proportionate to the tie.”
What do you think about Peter Field Custom Ties? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below!