The other evening at The National Arts Club, the Fashion Committee presented Fit to be Tied, an event celebrating the work of three well known men’s neckwear designers.
So below are the three well-known tie designers in the neckwear industry and from left to right they are Sean Crowley, Gene Meyer and David Hart.
So let’s start on the left with Sean Crowley who after film school started by hawking ties on the streets of New York City. Sean then transitioned to designing the very ties that he’d been selling and that is what he has successfully been doing for the past eight years. His sense of style has landed him in Rose Callahan and Nathaniel Adams I am Dandy and The New York Times.
Next there is Gene Myers whose designs I found my personal favorite. Gene graduated from Parsons and after working with Donna Karen at Anne Klein as well Geoffrey Beene went on to launch his eponymous, women’s and men’s collections for which he won two CFDA awards, one for his sought-after neckwear collection.
And last but certainly not least there is David Hart. In 2009 David Hart launched his independent neckwear line, David Hart & Co., a collection of luxury tie, bow ties and pocket scarves. And in 2013 David debuted his first full ready-to-wear collection of menswear under the label David Hart.
And to top off this informative evening (yes, we even got hand-outs on how to make a Four-in-Hand Knot, Half-Windsor Knot and Windsor Knot) the audience was treated to the stylish sounds of Dandy Wellington…
and his band…
So a fun and interesting evening was had by all!