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Tie One On

Built for Man’s new silk scarves and ties

September 30, 2009

You’ve noticed that on the runway and in real life, black bow ties — whether structured loops or knots or tie-like materials done up into bow-like shapes — are a quick and chic way to add that often necessary little something to a look.

For those not interested in trying their hand at a length of black grosgrain, or on those occasions when something with more real estate is called for, Seattle-based designer Francisco Hernandez offers a couple of locally made silk varieties, in black and white, for his Built for Man line.

Built into Built for Man is purpose and change. Knitwear, for example, is created in rural villages in Peru using old world techniques, allowing these crafts a practical, on-going purpose in America. Seattle-made elements in the line, have, of course, their own benefits.

BfM styles — as Hernandez likes to point out, and as is demonstrated here — are easily adaptable for women as well. The new-to-the-collection silk ties are available at Veridis on the Hill and at David Lawrence

These pieces and other styles from Hernandez’s line will show at the David Lawrence fashion show tomorrow during Bellevue Fashion Week.

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