|The Rudyard Kipling Wood Bow Tie. $135. Ella Bing|
The Fashionisette: Who is the 'Ella Bing' man?
Brent Kraus: The 'Ella Bing' man is someone who demonstrates a dapper style. He exhibits a keen sense of self, he is neat and trim in appearance and places a certain amount of awareness into his attire. A man with preppy tendencies but at the same time is willing to push the boundaries of fashion slightly more than the average guy.
|The Prescott Dandy. $40. Ella Bing|
B.K.: Spring 2014 line, we are focusing on traditional preppy materials and fabrics, such as seersucker and madras. But we are also thinking in a fashion forward mentality and incorporating many floral patterns, as it will be a huge trend for spring/summer 2014. As always we will concentrate most of our creativity on our wooden bow ties. But we are happy to introduce with our Spring collection, a whole line of handmade neckties, and handcrafted colored leather belts. Also we will be creating wood necktie clips and debuting cotton braces/suspenders during the summer of 2014.
T.F.: Oooh, that sounds exciting! Besides a wooden bow tie, which I love, are there any other non-traditional materials you're thinking of using?
|The Spike Rocco Wood Bow Tie.|
Price upon request. Ella Bing
T.F.: Exotic leathers and ostrich oh my. I can't wait. Do you think you will offer women's bow ties?
|The Pierce Addison. $40. Ella Bing|
T.F. Well, I definitely think a lot of your styles are unisex. But nice that you're tossing around concepts for us. Are there any celebrities that you would like to see wearing Ella Bing?
B.K.: We've worked with a few athletes and celebrities over the past few months. We are open to working with anyone who finds what we do interesting and shares the same passion for American made, handmade products as we do. Of course we'd love to have our product worn by A-list celebrities, but we feel the perfect spokesmen would be timeless men such as, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly or Robert Redford. But of course the ultimate would be none other than James Bond himself.
T.F.: Such classic gents. Would be cool to see you in a new James Bond movie. So what's next for Ella Bing?
|The Malory Archer. $40. Ella Bing|
Thanks so much for the interview Brent! I am excited for the new things in store for Ella Bing.
To learn more about the brand and their collection of bow ties and accessories, visit: www.ellabing.com.