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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Windsor Neckwear and Alfred Edmond, Jr. on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations and leaders who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations and leaders embody "Be the change you want to see in the world". Hear from CEOs who are changing communities and founders of networks that are changing how business is done by changing the rules, one conversation at a time.

On Saturday, December 1, 2012 we will hear from Alfred Edmond, Jr. and the founders of Windsor Neckwear, Michael McPherson Jr. and Mace Neal III. Just in time for the holiday gift giving season, listen to the story of two young men launch Windsor Neckwear with an $80.00 investment. Hear their inspirational story and how it caught the eye of a business icon, Alfred Edmond, Jr. The quality of their work lead to a collaboration with Edmond to launch A.E.J. signature bow ties.

Anyone with a burning desire to start their business in 2013, this show will encourage you on how to follow you dreams and not let others 'no' determine your destiny in life. This show is also for the neckware connoisseur with impeccable taste who loves quality workmanship that stands out in a boardroom or business meeting. And for those who love to give the perfect gift, tune in to hear where to buy the A.E.J. Collection.

Living Your Best Life, radio that empowers, inspires, and motivates you to live your BEST life, is heard on 760AM in the Middle Tennessee Region, the Inspirational Network, military bases and live streamed at Ustream.TV from 9-10AM CST.

More About Windsor Neckwear 

 What began in 2008 as a common passion for men's neckwear has become a rapidly growing business venture between Michael McPherson Jr. and Mace Neal III.  The concept for Windsor Neckwear was first thought of on one of many shopping voyages between Michael and Mace.  One day while shopping for a new tie in a popular men's store the duo walked away disappointed in the lack of variety and similarity in a sea of what looked like repetitive ties!  After a brief discussion about the lack luster experience Mike said "we should start our own necktie line" and Mace simply responded "yeah we should".  From that day forward the duo never looked back.  Windsor Neckwear began with a total $80.00 investment between Mike and Mace who purchased fabric and a quick sew necktie pattern.  Initially they began making hand made ties, ascots, and pocket squares.

The plan was to always have their line manufactured on a larger scale so they spent the first year and a half learning the manufacturing business and building capital to develop their first line.  In late 2009 after garnering the support of a manufacturing facility they made their first line of four designs. There were several issues with their first experience but they managed to sell out of all four designs in three weeks!  From that point Windsor Neckwear has expanded to offering a vast array of beautiful neckties each unique in their own way.

To not fall into the pit of "designers block" and creating a basic collection, Windsor Neckwear made it their practice to produce limited quantities per design.  The most they will produce of any one tie in a specific color is 50 pieces, they do this to constantly introduce new products, keep their items exclusive and to always keep the creative juices flowing.  This has worked well for Windsor Neckwear and because of this they always tell their customers "if you see it and like it then get it, because it won't be available long".  Click here for more of their story.

More About A. E. J. Bow Tie Collection

The Alfred Edmond Jr. Bow Tie Collection features stunning 100% woven silk, hand cut, limited edition bow ties.  The Alfred Edmond Jr. Collection silk is made with high needle counts for a luxurious feel, appearance, quality and durability.  Each bow tie is made in a 2.75 inch width which is the perfect size for a business environment, night on the town or casual wear.

The Bow Ties in this collection are truly limited edition, available in only 25 pieces per color and style.  This limited production allows you to have a rare piece of neckwear that will allow you to fit in while standing out. 


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