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A Fun, Yet Sophisticated Premium Men’s Accessory Line Inspired By Street Style! Read more

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A Fun, Yet Sophisticated Premium Men’s Accessory Line Inspired By Street Style!

About this project

Gottem...Gotham...Gotam...HOW DO YOU SAY THIS NAME?!!

To support us, click "Back This Project" on the right, or click directly on any of the available rewards! (Like "The Davis Jr." Pictures Below)

The Story

The founder of TheAvant-Gardist.Com, Gautam "G", was frustrated with the lack of options for men to spice up their style. He developed an idea and a team to create a collection of men's premium accessories to fit any occasion. 

Crowd-sourced

We want to know what you think of the GAUTAM Collection.  We designed a collection of premium bowties so all men could have a voice in style.

YES PLEASE! How Can I Be A Part Of This?

To support us, click "Back This Project" or select one of the reward levels to the right.

When we raised $10,000, we can buy all the materials and have the accessories handcrafted in the United States!

At $20,000 we will also be able to create a manufacturing house locally, and you get to help us build a global brand.

We Need Your Help To Make The World Look Fashionably Fun!

The Davis Jr. - Quilted Premium Black Leather

The Sinatra - Striped Premium Brown Leather

The Dean - Suede Emerald: Exclusive Fall 2013 Color!

Denim Me - Modern Style Bowtie

The Yummy - Premium Luscious Black Velvet

The Classy - Burgundy Velvet with Floral Backing

Colors

We looked at the current season's color report and designed a collection to match. 

Quality

We are very serious when it comes to the quality of a GAUTAM piece. We've discussed the production and manufacturing of all our collection in great detail and we have made a commitment to produce it here in the United States! Why do we choose to make it at home???

It's simple: we want to make sure it's done right! Done and done.

Quite often, when companies send their designs overseas, the samples come back inaccurate. A process takes place when the sample is redone, sent back, redone and then sent back again.  This can be painstaking, time consuming, expensive, and oh, did I mention painstaking!

We strongly believe in one fact, if we can see a GAUTAM piece being made we can correct any errors immediately. This creates efficiency, which results in a high quality product. That's our aim!

The Inspiration

The inspiration for this line, if you haven't figured it out, is FUN with a hint of class. We are creating a collection where "Fun" is embedded into the fabric. When are people the most happy? When they are having fun! Why not have that with the accessories you wear?

Define Fun:

[fuhn] noun

1.
something that provides mirth or amusement: A picnic would be fun.
---Dictionary.com

We state, "Life's Too Short To Wear Boring Clothes!"

Here is one collage board we put together for inspiration! 

Pre-Tie Vs. Self-Tie

All Fall 2013 GAUTAM bowties are pre-tied! We chose this route due to the premium nature of the leather, velvet and denim fabrics. All of these fabrics are very delicate but of the highest quality. By choosing pre-tied over self-tie we increase longevity by avoiding the inevitable wear and tear of the self-tie design. The GAUTAM Collection is designed with quality fabrics, quality manufacturing and durability in mind.

Risks and challenges

This ain't our first rodeo! The GAUTAM Collection is in the accessory industry and has provided custom-made ties, bowties and pocket squares to wedding parties, high level executives and organizations.

We are in the process of setting up our own production house, which will be facilitated by this project when we hit $20,000!

Depending on how much support we get from Kickstarter and our awesome community, the emerald suede leather may be a challenge to get locally. We have identified leather distribution companies in LA and NY who we can source from if this challenge arises.

The GAUTAM Collection has a streamlined outlook: if there is a challenge, then equally, there is a solution. We are committed to finding the best solution.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $6 reward

    4 backers

    Add Your Name To The GAUTAM Collection "Hell Yeah Im A Sponsor" List at WWW.GAUTAMCOLLECTION.COM For The Entire Fall 2013 and Spring/Summer 2014 Season

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $15 reward

    7 backers

    Hand Written Thank You Card With All Our Love.

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    $55 reward

    5 backers

    Denim Me - Modern Style Denim Bowtie
    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL
    (Retail $70)
    FREE SHIPPING In The United States!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $65 reward

    6 backers

    The Yummy - Premium Black Velvet
    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL
    (Retail $89)
    FREE SHIPPING within the United States!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $65 reward

    1 backer

    The Classy - Burgundy Velvet with Floral Backing
    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL
    (Retail $89)

    FREE SHIPPING within the United States!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $85 reward

    4 backers

    The Davis Jr. - Black Quilted Leather Bowtie

    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL
    (Retail $110)
    FREE SHIPPING within the United States!

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  • You selected
    $85 reward

    0 backers

    The Sinatra - Brown Striped Bowtie

    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL
    (Retail $110)
    FREE SHIPPING within the United States!

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  • You selected
    $85 reward

    0 backers

    The Dean - Suede Emerald: Exclusive Fall 2013 Color!
    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL
    (Retail $110)
    FREE SHIPPING within the United States!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $150 reward

    2 backers

    Photo Shoot: 30 Minute Professional Photo Shoot With Post Production. Great For Head Shots!

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  • You selected
    $200 reward

    0 backers

    I Want All The Leather Bow Ties.
    FREE SHIPPING Within The United States!

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  • You selected
    $200 reward

    1 backer

    I Want To Choose My Own Three Bowties!
    FREE SHIPPING Within The United States!

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  • You selected
    $300 reward

    0 backers

    Photo Shoot: 1 Hour Professional Photo Shoot At A San Francisco Location Of Your Choice.

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    $300 reward

    0 backers

    Boutique Special - Exclusive To Only Boutiques

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $375 reward

    1 backer

    I Want Them All!
    FREE SHIPPING Within The United States!

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  • You selected
    $500 reward

    1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)

    I Want First Dibs To Pick Out Two Bowties In The Spring and Fall Collection 2014!
    FREE SHIPPING Within The United States!

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  • You selected
    $500 reward

    0 backers

    Boutique Special - Exclusive To Only Boutiques!

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  • You selected
    $2,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    WEEKEND REWARD: Stay In A Classic San Francisco One Bedroom House, 6 Hour Personal Styling Session With G And His Style Team For The Weekend, 2 Hour Session With A Local Chef On Fashionable Healthy Meals.
    (Max 2 guests. Only the guest pledging the amount will receive the styling session. If purchased as a gift, please email.)
    Airfare, fashion related purchases not included.
    For More Information please email: info@gautamcollection.com.

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Funding period

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