BoardedHall

Handmade Neckties and Bow Ties

Toronto, Ontario · 8 Sales

BoardedHall

Handmade Neckties and Bow Ties

Toronto, Ontario 8 Sales On Etsy since 2014

Announcement   Boarded Hall was created in 2014 as a means to elevate men’s fashion by focusing on the small details of a man’s ensemble and providing timeless and fashionable pieces to accent his wardrobe.

All pieces are handmade.

Announcement

Boarded Hall was created in 2014 as a means to elevate men’s fashion by focusing on the small details of a man’s ensemble and providing timeless and fashionable pieces to accent his wardrobe.

All pieces are handmade.

Michelle Rawlins

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Michelle Rawlins

About

The Birth of Boarded Hall

I've spent the past 2 decades scouring the usual (and unusual) sources for fashion inspiration, including magazines and blogs, and people watching for those with incredible individual style. One magazine that stood out for me was WAD (We’ar Different, get it?) as the editors, contributors and featured designers were fearless in their use of prints and styling. The conception of Boarded Hall, and all that it would entail, came to me in a red wine and bourbon induced dream. For the past year my mind was in a perpetual loop, constantly thinking and rethinking the creative trajectory for Boarded Hall: What should I make? What should I offer? What fabrics do I want to work with? Why this, why that, etc.

Let me flashback to how it all started [fade in on a young woman slaving over an unfamiliar sewing machine in a cramped apartment]…I made my first tie for my husband (then boyfriend) for one of his birthdays. It was a denim tie. I made a rookie mistake of buying a store bought pattern, which for a beginner looked decent, but now I understand the nature of what makes an impeccable tie, and how construction can affect the beauty of the knot or the way it hangs, . I know now that these things cannot be store bought. I then spent months creating my own pattern, working with different materials, interlinings, decorative pieces, and researching who I want to work with for packaging and branding needs.,. After much thought and preparation, I am now ready. Over these past months, juggling a full time job and sourcing various elements of my brand, I have been consumed by excitement and anxiety. Those who know me know I’m a perfectionist and love ‘geeking out’ over small details, in every facet of life, and so I wanted a name, a brand that had meaning and heart.

The roots of Boarded Hall extend back to Christ Church Parish in Barbados. My family on my mother's side, the Whartons, grew up in the Boarded Hall district of this parish. My grandmother, Mother Wharts as she was affectionately known, was the matriarch of a large proud family. They prided themselves on achieving elegance and grace even when times were tough. Their contributions to their community, and their reputation for class, were recognized when the street on which they were raised was named after the family. My journey, in a sense, started at the corner of Boarded Hall and Wharton Drive, hence the name Boarded Hall.

After sourcing a variety of fabrics that I love, finalizing the pattern and working with PARTKL to help actualize my brand, Boarded Hall was born…It’s a child born of blood, sweat and threads, with dominant genes in denim. I love my child and hope you will to.

Shop members

  • Michelle Rawlins

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Hi! My name is Michelle. I'm meticulous in nature; a trait reflected in the painstaking preparation of my neckwear down to the logo, packaging, and branding. My love of fashion, colours, textures, and shapes is on full display in my accessories!

Shop policies

Last updated on 20 June, 2014
Welcome to Boarded Hall.

Boarded Hall was created in 2014 as a means to elevate men’s fashion by focusing on the small details of a man’s ensemble and providing timeless, fashionable pieces to accent his wardrobe.

All pieces are handmade.

I'm a one [wo]man show. My goal? To outfit a nude man in a tie so compelling that all anybody will notice is the knot around his neck

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Although I hope you love my products as much as I do, I believe in exceptional customer service and quality goods and accept Returns within 10 business days of receipt of the package based on tracking confirmation or expected delivery time.

The item(s) must not be worn, altered or washed and be accompanied by original tags and packaging. The balance will be refunded to your payment account upon receipt of the product and depending on if the conditions meet my expectations. Please convo me and let me know why you would like to return the product that way improvements can be made. Additionally, returns should be shipped with a service that provides a tracking number and insurance as Boarded Hall is not responsible for delayed or lost packages.

UNITED STATES RETURNS

Returns from the U.S. should be shipped via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Returns shipped with other services than USPS will incur brokerage fees which may be deducted from your return at the discretion of Boarded Hall. All returned items should be declared as a "Return of Canadian Merchandise" on the customs declaration; returned packages that don't have this mention on their custom declaration may not be successfully delivered to Boarded Hall and may incur additional fees.

INTERNATIONAL RETURNS

All returned items should be declared as a "Return of Canadian Merchandise" on the customs declaration; returned packages that don't have this mention on their custom declaration may not be successfully delivered to Boarded Hall and may incur additional fees.

Shipping fees are not refundable (where applicable).
Payment
Boarded Hall accepts, Visa, Master Card and PayPal. Products are charged in CDN dollars.

I require payment before starting made-to-order ties, at the time of purchase.

For Canadian residents, taxes will be charged.

Orders may only be cancelled before the item has been shipped. If you decide to cancel your order, email me to confirm whether it has been shipped. In the event it has been shipped, you may return the tie in accordance with my Refund Policy.
Shipping
Boarded Hall ships with Canada Post and ships from Toronto, Ontario (Canada). All shipping to Canada and the United States will have tracking and delivery confirmation included.

For those purchasing from Canada or the US shipping can take anywhere between 2 - 13 business days.

For those purchasing Internationally outside of Canada or the US, shipping can take 4 - 6 weeks.

If you require further information or would like to inquire about expediting your purchase, please do not hesitate to convo me, however additional shipping fees may be applied.
Additional policies and FAQs
Do you have an event, a wedding or are part of a wedding and want a special tie or bow tie??? If so I'd love to work with you to bring your vision to life - Convo me for inquiries.

Care instructions:
• Dry Clean or Spot Clean
• To avoid wrinkles after wearing your tie undo the knot and roll the tie, OR, hang on a hook, OR, fold in sixths (i.e. fold 3 times length-wise) loosely
• If you notice there are wrinkles in the tie try the following:
o Place on hanger, take a hot shower (or turn on your shower) close the door and leave the tie in the bathroom and let the steam loosen the fabric and release the wrinkles
o Iron the tie on the appropriate setting depending on material based on your iron. I recommend that you use a press cloth between the iron and the fabric to avoid marks