INTERVIEW/ PRIZE DRAW ON FACEBOOK: Gregory Porter Exclusive Bow Tie from Mace & Maiw

Gregory Porter wearing a Mace & Maiw bow tie


Gregory Porter, on tour currently, has met a London designer, Mary Cayenne-Elliott of Mace & Maiw who designed an exclusive selection of ties for him.

We are running a prize draw competition, only via our Facebook Page. Add a comment to enter. Draw will be made on Monday 11th April, around midday. The winner will be put in touch  Mace &amp Maiw by Romy Summers, to be sent a tie similar to the one worn by Gregory himself. The designs made for Gregory remain exclusive.

Sebastian interviewed Mary Cayenne-Elliott: 

LondonJazz News:  Mary, this is quite a new business, right?

Mary Cayenne-Elliott: Ties, bow ties, pocket squares and cravats are all included in my mens' accessory range. the range for men was launched this year 2016.

LJN:  Are they pre-made or tie-yourself?

M C-E: I offer both, simply because my clients, especially those in the US, prefer self tie however in the UK, the pre-tied range tends to be more frequently worn. Regular ties are worn by everyone.

LJN:  Where do the materials come from?

M C-E: I source in the UK, design in the UK and manufacture in the UK. I prefer it that way and there are no plans for that to change.

LJN:  What are popular colours / designs?

M C-E: My range is very eclectic. A real mixture of fabric, textures and colours, so in answer to your question, there isn't really a popular colour/design. Many of my designs are one-off; those who appreciate quality and something a little more individual come to me for that purpose.

LJN:  Have there been events that have suddenly created big demand?

M C-E: Men have become more expressive in terms of the accessories they choose to compliment there clothing. Times of celebration and special events always increase demand.

Gregory Porter, Mary Cayenne-Elliott and some ties


LJN:  You supply Gregory Porter. How did he find out about you and how long has he been a customer?

M C-E: Gregory and I made contact via a mutual friend. Gregory is a new and valued client. This particular ranged was designed specifically and exclusively for him.

LJN:  Where do people find you and your ties?

M C-E: I'm in discussion with a few bespoke retailers. The new website is under construction. However, meanwhile I can be contacted via Twitter @maceandmaiw or via email on maceandmaiw (at gmail (dot) com

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