March 2, 2012—Necktie label Pierrepont Hicks of Minneapolis has designed a tie exclusively for the Walker Art Center. Just in time for the spring fashion season, the Woody Classic is a clever, limited edition tie featuring bold colors and a rustic wood grain pattern. This silk necktie is crafted to the highest standards of men’s fashion and each one comes in a compact wooden box that is perfect for storage or gift-giving.
The Woody Classic is hand-sewn in 100% silk woven in the USA. Made in New York’s finest neckwear factory, the tie is artistic luxury at its finest. It retails in the Walker Shop and e-commerce site for $120.00 Kat McMillan with Pierrepont Hicks explains the origins of the Walker exclusive: “The Woody Classic was born through a little experiment I did with an American weaver. I ordered this fabric on a whim, made the samples and when they arrived, I immediately thought the Walker Shop would be the ideal place to have it retail. Tie folks are always looking for something new and interesting. I really enjoyed branching out with this project and creating something fun and eccentric.”
About Pierrepont Hicks
A girl from Brooklyn met a guy from Minneapolis, and Pierrepont Hicks was founded. Based in Minnesota, married entrepreneurs Mac and Kat wed on Scotland’s Hebrides Isles, where they had a blast researching bold woolens for his wedding kilt. They honeymooned on the Adriatic coast, and learned, serendipitously, Croatia is the birthplace of the cravat. Their ties are produced in New York and will always be American-made. With experience in fashion and publishing in New York for over ten years, Kat spent time at Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Gourmet, and ELLE magazines. Mac worked in real estate development and construction for over 12 years. With the birth of their daughter, it was time to embark on this journey and Pierrepont Hicks was created. “We tell our children to follow their dreams, shouldn’t we teach by example?”
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