Harvard students believe you don’t look for a job, you create one. Armed with an Ivy League liberal arts degree in folklore mythology, Kevin Burrows did just that. He started selling ties. After spending a summer interning with Apolis in 2009, Burrows, influenced by his Ivy League environs and grandfather’s impeccable style, introduced The Windmill Club.
And that liberal arts degree in folklore mythology? It’s not a complete wash. Burrows spends his postgraduate days at DreamWorks in Los Angeles. He loves story. So it’s no surprise he identifies with story lines of function and form within menswear.
Crown Club tie, $88
The ties and bows are handcrafted in New York from English spun dead-stock silk. The runs are limited, typically 20 or fewer ties in a particular style. I picked up one of fourteen Crown Clubs* before they sold out. There is a quality to the construction while the silk feels good running in between your fingers. Though the Crown Club is no longer available, The Windmill Club still has repp stripes and club patterns that will make you feel right at home on, well, even Harvard’s campus.
*courtesy of The Windmill Club