HandsomeAndLace

Neckties, Bowties and Suspenders

Toronto, Canada On Etsy since 2010

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HandsomeAndLace

Neckties, Bowties and Suspenders

Toronto, Canada | 1,722 Sales

Announcement    ***Please note longer shipping times due to covid. Please purchase tracking if you need these items in a hurry. I can not refund purchases that are late due to reasons beyond my control.


{ Bringing you traditional and non-traditional bow ties, neck ties and suspenders that you can't find anywhere else. I use mostly vintage, rare or fine fabrics for my creations so that they can't be duplicated along with a hand stitch quality practiced for over 10 years. Based in Toronto, Canada }

Whether you need a bowtie or necktie for every day office use, attending the most important day of your life or anything in between, I can create something very unique and personalized. Custom Embroidery available!

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Last updated on Jul 14, 2020

***Please note longer shipping times due to covid. Please purchase tracking if you need these items in a hurry. I can not refund purchases that are late due to reasons beyond my control.


{ Bringing you traditional and non-traditional bow ties, neck ties and suspenders that you can't find anywhere else. I use mostly vintage, rare or fine fabrics for my creations so that they can't be duplicated along with a hand stitch quality practiced for over 10 years. Based in Toronto, Canada }

Whether you need a bowtie or necktie for every day office use, attending the most important day of your life or anything in between, I can create something very unique and personalized. Custom Embroidery available!

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About HandsomeAndLace

Sales 1,722
On Etsy since 2010

Humble Beginnings

I started life with nothing to grasp. We grew up so poor we had to eat from food banks, and live off powdered milk. My siblings and I ended up in random foster/group homes eventually making our way back to our mom after being drenched by the system. The only thing that took my focus from the bad was creating, anything and EVERYTHING!

I remember some of the first things I created were tiny little food items out of fimo (a bakable clay) when I was about 6 years old. Everyone was always so impressed that I had thought of little things like ketchup bottles with lids and hot dogs with a string of ketchup and mustard on them. I dabbled in photography when I was 15, getting some of my photos into art galleries, but lost interest quickly. I also started training with elite hairdressers thinking that's where I was going to be headed.

I think the real turning point for me was when someone gifted me a used sewing machine at 16 years old; I sewed for months straight. I didn't have a full time job then and battled with depression and low self esteem (I actually can't even imagine myself as this person anymore, it's strange) Part of what changed me most was creating my own wardrobe that no one else had. Strawberry shortcake skirts and tube tops (I was young, I know I know) I really just started to become who I was meant to be. I was finally taking interest in taking care of myself and my diabetes, that I had matured into someone confident, streetwise, creative and came out with a great sense of humor on life.

I began my mens neckwear label in 2010 after reconstructing vintage neckties for women accessories as a side hobby. I was making hairbands from silk neckties as well as mini tie necklaces, mini tie earrings, ascots and more. I almost couldn't sleep at nights imagining all of the pieces I was going to make the next day. Life got REALLY exciting.

I got a job making lavish hairbands for Holt Renfrew through a local hairband designer studio called Le Catogon. I really owe the two ladies who completely ran that studio a ton of gratitude for their trust in teaching me all the tricks of hand stitching for high end retail.

After that I quickly realized I needed more business savvy experience so in 2010 I was laid off due to down sizing and managed to get into an amazing small business program to learn how to put together an intriguing business plan and I did!


Since then I've been featured in Magazines like British GQ and was the Bowtie Sponsor for TIFF 2014. People like Rhys Darby (Murray from Flight of the Concords), Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Steadman, and William Baldwin own Handsome&Lace, just to name a few!

When times get tough now, I always look to the picture of me as a kid and think "I'm doing this for you!" as if that little girl is mine and I'm there to protect her future.

I never look back with anger or sadness, but instead I'm grateful all of those things happened because running our own business takes a lot of strength, and I don't think I would have it in me otherwise.

Now, I am happily married, living my dream full time, and have every bit of confidence I should have had from the beginning. Life is beautiful if you can imagine it can be! <3

-Keira

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  • Keira Morgan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I do everything when it comes to Handsome&Lace. Photography, packaging, product creation, sourcing, shipping, accounting, you name it! It's a lot of work (sometimes 14 hour days) but I wouldn't have it any other way! Thanks for the support! -Keira

Shop policies

Last updated on December 4, 2017
I am constantly updating my items and always creating so something you see one day could be gone the very next. I go with the flow of style, colours, and intuition.

I always try to stick to vintage materials or adornments but sometimes have to outsource my fabrics to make sure I'm creating with the highest of quality. If it doesn't look right, I don't sell it, and that is something I stand by.

All of my creation come from a place within me that I can't even see until it is done. I love silver screen movies and tend to express that through my designs. I was once asked to describe my work in a sentence and I came up with Handsome&Lace. I hope my pieces make you smile <3


-Keira

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Exchange only for reasonable reasons ( with tags still on within 5 days ). My designs are little bits of me being spread out in the public so I strive to make the very best! refunds are not available once order is placed so please be sure you have your measurements correctly.
Payment
I accept anything except Paypal. I have reasons if you are curious, I just choose not to post reasons online :)

All payments must be made before work can begin. I offer split 50%/50% payments on anything over $500 for ease : )

Thank you
Shipping
I ship at the most basic rate to save you money, however if you request faster shipment or tracking numbers, I will get a quote and respond right away with that information.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale is for shops with GST numbers. I offer a rate of 50% off retail value.

We do not do consignment at this time
Privacy
None of your information will be shared with any third parties, and will be used solely for the purpose of Handsome&Lace purchase or email regarding item purchased. No charges can be made to any order by seller, you must purchase a listings for any additional shipping charges, seller can not add cost to your purchase.