Update - 2/27 - Spring Silk Patterns
The Kickstarter silk fabric patterns will be selected from the following options. Back the project now and let us know what you think. We will hand-pick a selection of 14 patterns (5 for ties, 5 for bow ties, and 4 for pocket squares) exclusively for our Kickstarter backers. More cotton and wool options will be available soon:
What we are trying to do:
We have been inspired to change the clothing industry….
...and we will never be the same again.
At Peter Field we believe we can create change… for us, this starts with creating men’s ties that actually fit our customers.
No two people are the same, yet all we see in clothing stores are the same five sizes, and everything is made overseas.
Our mission is to create affordable custom clothing, made in America.
The Concept… men’s ties just don’t fit:
Right now ties are manufactured to fit only one body type. The traditional tie is 58” long and 3.5” wide. An extra-long tie is 4" longer (in the tail), and as for an extra-small tie, well, they just don't exist. As a tall man at 6’7”, I am a tough fit, and there is nothing worse than being forced to buy a piece of clothing that I know will never fit me properly.
After teaching myself how to sew, I found that I can create a custom tie with only a small amount of additional work compared to a standard tie. Using only two measurements, the neck and the torso, I can produce a tie for anyone that will fit them perfectly.
The Goods... after all, this is what you're after:
Your reward is fully custom! Upon funding, we'll communicate with each of our backers to collect your measurements, style, and pattern of choice.
We make our ties and pocket squares out of silk, wool, and cotton. We will work with our suppliers to hand-pick a selection of 14 patterns (5 for ties, 5 for bow ties, and 4 for pocket squares) exclusively for our Kickstarter backers.
Check out the style options below:
Our goal is to begin shipping to you in May.
The Action Plan... how we will do it:
We have already started. Ties are in the hands of dozens of men around Chicago, and they love that they are fitting them perfectly (after all, they were made for them). We have created a new process to design and manufacture ties… the foundation has been built.
The bulk of the funding will go toward ordering the 14 NEW fabrics to make your tie, bow tie, and pocket square rewards. We'll also be ordering new labels with our logo, and we're especially excited to order our 'Made in America' labels!
Next, we will upgrade our manufacturing space from an apartment to an actual work space. This will include an investment in worktables and other tools that will create an efficient workflow. We’ll call it ‘The Clubhouse.'
The rest of your donations will be used to purchase the machines necessary to create Peter Field ties within a sustainable process; this will include an industrial straight needle and an industrial serger.
With the work space complete and the materials on hand, our tailors will go to work creating your custom pieces. This starts with designing an individual pattern for each one of our backers, and then translating it onto the fabric.
Why you should back our project:
- You believe clothing should fit (PERIOD)
- You support American manufacturing
- You want to help us achieve a sustainable production model
- You want to see what Peter Field will do next with custom clothing and accessories (we've got some big plans)
And if you want to support the project even further, please share our story with the world… shoot us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – we love it all!
Risks and challenges
We have already overcome many challenges and risks getting to where we are today and we love the process. We know how to make ties, bows and squares. We know where we will source our fabric and what our timeline looks like. Sure, we might lose a hand tomorrow getting on the bus, and our fabric may combust into flames while in transit… but we think these odds are pretty slim.
The number one challenge we face will be creating each tie to match your sizing, but we are confident in our proven process that requires just two simple measurements.
With our determination we will power through any challenge that gets in the way!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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