I may be biased but I cringe everytime I see those mass-produced microfiber neckties printed with the Masonic Square and Compasses. You know what I'm talking about- those cheap ties with that in-your-face Masonic prints that seem to saturate eBay, Amazon, and most Masonic online stores.
My desire to have a quality Masonic necktie that I will be proud to wear when we form a Lodge, and the lack of quality Masonic neckties available online, plus the loving support from my beautiful wife Rechelle are what pushed me to design my own ties. So in 2009 I made two ties; one I kept for myself, the other one I auctioned on eBay. I didn't know what to expect at the time but it turned out that a lot of Freemasons are hungry for quality Masonic neckties. My posting attracted at least a dozen bidders and the tie was ultimately sold with a price that I am very happy with.
I am a man of few possessions and I demand quality in the few things that I own. I want meaningful beauty and I want quality. Naturally, I want my creations to exude that same trait. I take pride in the fact that I spent a lot of time designing and redesigning the pattern for the fabric before we go on production. It sometimes takes me a week or even a couple months to finalize a design. I want each tie to be meaningful and I want them to be perfect.
If you are curious what our fellow Masons think of my neckwear creations- then please allow me to invite you to visit our testimonials page
and find out for yourself.
Bro. John Paul Gomez
Doric Lodge No. 316