You may have been noticing some slightly edgier printed ties popping up as of late. Images not normally found on neckwear, like solo cups, shot glasses and fraternity paddles, help redefine the term “business casual.” The brand behind these ties is Lazyjack Press, a recently launched venture that’s already scoring big points for quality and design. These are neckties and bow ties meant for people who truly work hard and play hard. I recently had the chance to ask Miriam, one half of the Lazyjack Press duo, a few questions to find out a little more about the brand and the people running it.
Great Lakes Prep: What is your background? What did you do before starting Lazyjack Press?
Lazyjack Press: I am from San Francisco and moved to the East Coast for college. I went to a small private liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. I was a Kappa Kappa Gamma and loved the sorority life and played tennis. Patrick is from New Jersey and did D1 swimming. We both went to the same law school but didn’t meet until after he had graduated. I just graduated last month!
LP: I really don’t have a passion for the law, to put it mildly and politely. We both love fashion and business and are creative. While I was studying for the bar exam we were inspired to change our career paths and follow what we really wanted to do.
LP: We just launched about a month ago so we are just trying to get publicity and get the name out so people will know about us!
LP: Lazyjack is a sailing term (we love anything nautical) and Patrick loved the idea of a press so we combined the two. It has a nice ring to it, no?
LP: I think our “Re-rack” tie is our most identifiable product thus far. Not only are our ties based on cool design ideas but the quality of each product is top notch. The ties are made out of 21 mm “Hermes” twill in Italy. We are the middle market… there are companies who offer a lower price point but the quality is terrible. Then, there’s the pure luxury ties like Hermes and Ferragamo at a much higher price point. We decided we need similar luxury but fresh and “badass” designs to keep young people interested.
LP: We hope to expand into other products as well as design more ties… we have a lot of great ideas in the works in Italy already.
LP: I like a man who can pull off both! Patrick pulls off both very nicely!
LP: Depends which one of us you ask… Patrick will say Montauk or Martha’s Vineyard… I’m more of the Disney World, Napa Valley, Paris fan although we went to Miami for the 4th of July! It was nice to relax and drink cocktails all day!
LP: Patrick’s is “Campus” by Vampire Weekend and mine would be something cheesy and poppy like Demi Lovato’s “Give Your Heart a Break.”
LP: Definitely the SF Giants at AT&T park… nothing like watching baseball on the San Francisco bay… gorgeous!