Tell us about your business/craft.
Armando and Phillip is a men's accessories company. We specialize in custom ties, bow-ties, pocket squares, and lapel pins for weddings and other special occasions.
How did you get started?
My cousin was getting married and her now husband wanted his wedding to be unique. There were not a lot of options for this crafty groom, so he asked me to create ties and bow-ties for himself, his father, and the father of the bride. The more I thought about it during the process, the more I wanted to pursue this as a business.
What is one thing people may be surprised to find out about you?
People may be surprised to know that I really like Hall and Oates and I went to see them in concert at Casino Rama in 2014!
What is your personal favourite piece out of your own collection and why?
My favourite piece would be the dinosaur lapel pins (that you can get in the ReBash giveaway bag!). When I was creating these pins, I thought all the ways that a wedding could be customized. I imagined that there were two people who met at museum. They wanted that memory to be a part of their wedding, and what better way than dinosaur lapel pins!? There are so many memories and so many stories behind all the couples that get married, and these can lead to a variety of ways in which they can add their own special touches to their special day. Lapel pins are definitely one of them!
Who/what inspires you?
Armando and Phillip was named after both of my grandfathers. These two men took a big chance and immigrated from Italy to Canada with the idea of creating a better life for themselves and their families. I could not be more grateful for their strength, bravery, and courage. They are the inspiration behind everything I do.
What can guests at ReBash expect to see from you at the event?
Guests at ReBash can expect to see handsomely handmade ties, bow-ties, pocket squares, and lapel pins. We will also have some unique found items!
Be sure to check out these accessories at ReBash on Sunday May 15th! Just a reminder that our Flash Sale ends tonight. Click here to get $2 off your online tickets!