Gottem...Gotham...Gotam...HOW DO YOU SAY THIS NAME?!!
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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.
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?
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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
We looked at the current season's color report and designed a collection to match.
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 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?
something that provides mirth or amusement: A picnic would be fun.
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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