Bow ties, Brothers, and Beginnings October 17 2011, 9 Comments

This is the official first post from the Brier and Moss blog! As I told someone in an interview earlier today it has been rather difficult to keep mum about our plans for the last 6 months. I have never been able to keep a secret for very long. Even at Christmas I want to tell everyone what they are getting simply because I get so excited about the news. Brier and Moss has been a good exercise of my patience. As William Shakespeare once wrote:

"He that will have a cake out of the wheat must tarry the grinding."

But patience and our desire to be silent until our product is absolutely perfect has been beneficial. I keep getting asked "What is Brier and Moss?" by friends and acquaintances who have heard the words on the tips of our tongues-the buzz is building. Also, it has helped us focus on the task at hand; perfecting our product until it is something that we ourselves would wear, from the finest fabric, and made to high standards of craftsmanship and style.

So, what do we make?! Bow ties! My business partner, Jonathan Snyder, and I decided to go into the business when he had a discovery at a wedding in Athens.  In a crowd of bow-wearers, not a single Georgia Bulldogs Bow tie was to be found. No one seemed to know where to buy one. Jonathan and I have been into men's fashion for some time, always trading blogs and sending pics of our latest find. It was only natural to go into business together producing a fine quality men's product that not only was needed in the marketplace, but needed in our own closets.

Brier and Moss Founders at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA

Jonathan and I formed our relationship in Sigma Chi at Samford University. We understand Fraternity culture and the needs of the Prep man and we have been working hard to ensure that our first production run will be up to the high standards of gentlemen everywhere.  Check back mid fall when the first of our line is to launch, including fine 100% woven silk bow ties for fans of: The University of Tennessee, the University of Georgia, the University of Kentucky, and Samford University.

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