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Photo of the outside of Mill No. 5

See you at Mill No. 5 for Love Buzz IV!

Love Buzz II was the first event we did at Mill No. 5 in Lowell, and there was no looking back!  It’s a one-of-a-kind venue full of one-of-a-kind shops. It’s been exciting to watch Mill No. 5 grow and evolve, and we are back this Saturday for Love Buzz IV – our third one! Come… [Read More]

Green and Red Anti-fascist bow tie mockup

Available for pre-order: Anti-fascist bow ties

We can’t do the important work of the ACLU, but at least we can help support them.  You can now pre-order these anti-fascist bow ties in two different fabrics and four different colors — $20 from each sale will be donated to the ACLU to support their ongoing mission to defend and preserve the individual rights… [Read More]

Flyer for the OtherWhere Holiday Affaire, 2016

December Update

How did it get to be December already? It’s been a busy fall, and I confess that the online inventory is lagging behind some of the new designs that have been at shows this fall (like that handsome candy cane bow tie above); the online shop will catch up after the holiday rush, but meantime… [Read More]

Photo of Halloween bow ties with jack o'lanterns

New Halloween Bow Ties!

Because not every office lets you wear costumes on Halloween!  These new designs are perfect for the season, featuring plenty of black and orange, and GLOW IN THE DARK skeletons! [products ids=”2567,2570,2564,2585″] And of course you have a few other options: [products ids=”1311,1319,1372,1333,1262″]

Photo of Sun and Moon Cufflinks

Now Available: Cufflinks

Where did May disappear to? I teased these cuff links a while ago and now I’m pleased to say they’re available for purchase: [product_category category=”cufflinks”] More designs are on the way!

Photo of All-Seeing Eye Cufflinks

From Freemasonry to Steampunk

I usually think of autumn as busy season, but this spring has given it a run for its money with a string of three shows in a row and a whole lot of build-up with the new web site, new fabric designs and new products (more on those below.) Last weekend I spent the entire… [Read More]

Now Available: Masonic Bow Ties!

[products skus=”BTDDGM,BTPMBLU,BTSCIVY,BTSCBLU,BTSCRED” orderby=”post__in“] Attendees of the 2016 Massachusetts and Rhode Island Masonic Con got the first look yesterday, but now they’re available to everyone:  I’m excited to announce a new line of Masonic bow ties!  Each one was designed in-house and made in Massachusetts by me, from luxurious satin fabric custom-printed in the USA. There… [Read More]

MAKE opens today in Leominster, Massachusetts

I’m excited to have bow ties for sale at a new shop featuring local artisans from the greater Leominster, Massachusetts area.  It’s called MAKE and is located at 45 Main Street.  The grand opening is this evening and the store will be open several days a week. Be sure to follow MAKE on Facebook, and… [Read More]

Masonic Textile Swatch

Sneak Preview: Masonic Fabric

I just took delivery of some exciting swatches: custom-printed satin with the square and compasses printed on the bias, perfect for the new line of Masonic bow ties we’ll be rolling out next month at the 2016 Massachusetts and Rhode Island Masonic Con in Attleboro, Massachusetts.  This is just one design of several planned. I’ve… [Read More]

Dayling Saving Postcard

Spring Forward Sale 2016

We get a whole extra hour of daylight today, and Spring officially begins next week – what better excuse for a sale on spring bow ties? All spring bow ties are 15% off from now through Sunday, March 20 – search ‘spring’ or just go to gripandword.com/tag/spring.