HandsomeAndLace

Neckties&Bowties

Toronto, Canada · 1008 Sales

HandsomeAndLace

Neckties&Bowties

Toronto, Canada 1008 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(223)

Announcement   Currently taking Summer and Fall orders

*serious inquiries only.

{Bringing you traditional and non-traditional bow ties and neck ties that you can't find anywhere else. We use mostly vintage, salvaged rare or fine fabrics for our 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, we can create something very unique and personalized.

For more options and details http://www.handsomeandlace.ca/#!weddings/gkduz

keira @ handsomeandlace.ca

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 14, 2016

Currently taking Summer and Fall orders

*serious inquiries only.

{Bringing you traditional and non-traditional bow ties and neck ties that you can't find anywhere else. We use mostly vintage, salvaged rare or fine fabrics for our 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, we can create something very unique and personalized.

For more options and details http://www.handsomeandlace.ca/#!weddings/gkduz

keira @ handsomeandlace.ca

Keira Morgan

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Keira Morgan

Hemlock Pistol & Bullet Bow Tie
US$72.00
Vintage Silk Paisley Bowtie
US$60.00
Star Wars Comic Bow Tie Lined With Silk
US$52.00
Dusty Shale Art Deco Bow TIe with Silk Reverse
US$54.00
Peach Blush Wool Bow Tie with Gingham Reverse
US$52.00
Crayon Plaid Bow Tie with Silk Reverse
US$49.00
Black Silk and Polka Dot Reversible Bowtie
US$54.00
Textured Blush Bowtie with Polka Dot Reverse
US$49.00
Dusty Shale Flowers on Black Bow Tie
US$49.00
Lavender Velvet Pretied Bow Tie
US$48.00
Geometric Patterned Silk Bowtie
US$52.00
Bold Floral on Grey Bow Tie Lined with Silk
US$49.00
Soft Grey Tencel and Pale Silk Blush Bow Tie
US$56.00
Ivory Floral and Polka Dot Reversible Bow Tie
US$49.00
Dr. Bow Tie in Heather Grey
US$59.00
Mint Polka with Grey Dots Bow Tie
US$49.00
Textured Mint Neck Tie
US$69.00
Denim Polka Dot Bow Tie-Self Tie
US$49.00
Summer Mint Floral Bow TIe with Silk Reverse
US$49.00
Floral Denim Bow Tie with Pink Gingham Reverse
US$49.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(223)
Kyle Wamelink

Kyle Wamelink on Aug 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I bought a bunch of these ties along with some other things for my wedding and there was absolute personal attention to every detail the entire way. I can't think of a better route I could have gone to get the things I need for my wedding. Highly recommend handsomeAndlace.

dorotheedecant

dorotheedecant on Aug 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Keira was so nice to deal with and had a lot of patience in helping us decide. We had a previously bad experience with another etsy seller in our search for the perfect tie for my partner for our wedding so we were being extra cautious. Keira sent us extra photos to help us decide on the color and it turned out exactly as advertised which was a relief as we are getting married next week and have no time to keep running around for the perfect match :) Thank you so much !

clwill9

clwill9 on Aug 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

great tie .well made. arrived quickly

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About

Humble Beginnings

I started life with nothing to grasp. We grew up so poor we had to eat from shelters, and live off powdered milk, abused by everyone I trusted and learned to only rely on myself. 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 Catagon. 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 2013. 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 October 16, 2015
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

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.
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