As the current W.M. of his lodge; and having being immersed into Freemasonry since mid-90's as a DeMolay; he carries with him a wealth of Masonic knowledge that permeates through his work.
In 2009 Paul, a graphics designer and newly Raised Master Mason at Doric Lodge No. 316 in Toronto at the time, was on the lookout for a Masonic necktie that he can wear to lodge.
He quickly found out that the market was saturated with cheap polyester neckties printed with loud and colorful Square and Compasses- a far cry from the "Subtle Art" that Freemasonry is.
Sensing the frustration, his wife Rechelle encouraged Paul to simply design a necktie for himself. The challenge was accepted. A design was made and a suitable manufacturer was found. Here's the result.
Luckily, instead of just 1, the manufacturer made 2. One was kept for Paul to wear and the other one was auctioned in eBay for 0.99 cents. When the bidding neared the 100 USD mark, it was realized that there are a lot of Freemasons looking for subtle Masonic neckties with well thought out designs and made with high-quality natural silk material.
To date, we have designed and produced over a hundred different styles of neckties and bowties and have sold thousands of units.
We also have added new products along the way such as our Checkered Floor inspired leather sneakers (handcrafted in Italy) and our 21-jewel steel, leather and acacia wood Masonic watch.
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