Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago and moving to North Carolina was quite the change for me. Quickly becoming ingrained in the South and all it has to offer, I began to enjoy things such as authentic barbecue and sweet tea. Having been a die-hard Chicago Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, and Cubs fan, I discovered a passion for college basketball, the SEC, a deep appreciation for the bow tie and the look of a true Southern gentleman.
When I was a senior in high school, the Deck Head idea was conceived. I love bow ties, but I had to continually buy new ones to keep my look current. I thought, if only I could make them interchangeable, my bow tie wardrobe could grow exponentially. Deck Head was born.
With a grass roots approach to test the market, I took this idea and a handful of bow tie halves to a few local college bookstores, starting with Wingate University. Thank you, Sherri Shank!
Having proven my idea, I spent a full year designing, sketching patterns and working with some of the finest bow tie craftsmen to custom weave the finest silk and hand make each tie exactly to the Deck Head standard. Deck Head is a bow tie and lifestyle brand dedicated to providing the highest level of quality, style and customer service.
I am a full time student at the University of South Carolina and building my business one half bow tie at a time. Southern. Distinguished. Current. Fresh. That’s what my story is all about.