Alexander Olch is the type of designer that lives and breathes his aesthetic. He matches his eponymous collection of beautifully weathered ties and handkerchiefs, true Holden Caulfield classics, with a work studio full of beat-up furniture he inherited from roommates in college, mid-century telephones that still ring, and plenty of pairs of ragged canvas skippies that he wears when running around New York, the city in which every tie he makes is designed and handmade. Most important to his credo, he wears one of those ties every day, a habit he picked up as a kid at a New York prep school that had a mandatory dress code. We caught up with him at his SoHo workspace where he showed us around and, among other things, taught us how to tie a bow tie.
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