For Domestic Orders $75 and Over: Free Ground Shipping!
So, what are you waiting for, exactly?
Close
Menu

The Apolis Guys: Behind the Tie

02/02/2011

The linen tie that the Apolis team crafted for Of a Kind is bi-continental—talk about sophisticated. Creative director Raan Parton shares its coming-to-America tale.

 


14 apolis
"Its such a beatiful and calming haven and I am addicted to their waterlemon juice at breakfast. They also have Marmite, which I have a weakness for."
of Apolis




A worker at the 2,500-square-foot Los Angeles manufacturing space making an Apolis tie by hand.

“The ties are lined with canvas and hand-sewn at our little seven-person tie factory in L.A. Once they’re made, we dye them at our studio. We let black tea brew for four hours and then sit the ties in it for two hours. We have a lot of manual—kind of dumb—ways of doing things. We designed all of these analog processes into our brand because we have the big-picture goal of working with a non-profit downtown that rehabilitates homeless people by giving them entry-level jobs. We’ve been trying to bring that piece into the business so that we have a whole global-local process.”

DISCOVER SOME OF A KIND AWESOMENESS

SEE ALL
Blue Grid and Oval Tumblers
. 100 OF A KIND .
Blue Grid and Oval Tumblers BY Chloe May Brown
$ 31
Lido Two-Way Earrings
. 35 OF A KIND .
Lido Two-Way Earrings BY Jefferson NYC
$ 104
Curved Bar Diamond Necklace
. 35 OF A KIND .
Curved Bar Diamond Necklace BY Gabriela Artigas
$ 349
Cecilia Ear Jackets
. 60 OF A KIND .
Cecilia Ear Jackets BY One Six Five
$ 99

Be the first to know.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Black slash
  • edition release announcements
  • bonus content
  • special discounts and perks

Want to shop these
very major deals?


You gotta be an Of a Kind newsletter subscriber for access. Enter your email, and if you’re not already signed up, we’ll add you to our list. You'll like it—promise!


Black slash