Since the time I began my career 40+ years ago, I have always had a fascination in the design and development of men's neckwear.
At Trumbull Rhodes we relish the idea that we can hand make our ties and bow ties in America and source our fabrications from a few of the oldest and finest printers in England. Macclesfield, in Great Britain, once had the largest number of printers and weavers of silk in the world. In fact, in the mid 1800's there were over 70 mills in Macclesfield alone. Today there are two of which we are proud to use both of them. It has been my good fortune to have traveled to both England and Italy extensively as a buyer , designer and company owner to develop neckwear for such companies as Paul Stuart, J Press, Bally, Cole Haan, Gant, Cutter and Buck, Tommy Bahama and numerous others.
It has helped me to understand what it takes to be successful. Build the best product you can, use the best suppliers you can find, be honest and passionate about your product, but most important of all make your customer's satisfaction your highest priority. Susan and I work very hard to accomplish these goals.
Susan Clark has been a successful entrepreneur herself. She has started businesses with great success and sold them. Susan inspired me to launch Trumbull Rhodes three years ago. It seems to me that my neckwear life has been a lifetime, but in reality I feel it's just the beginning.