Hello, my name is Shawn W. Wilson, and along with my wife Michael Ann we officially created W.K. Wilson on January 6, 2016 after many months of batting the idea back and forth and creating a product that would be original, designed well and put together to last.
The initials W.K. stand for Wood Knots which is what we originally called our wooden bow ties. So for we have created over 100 designs, created out of about a dozen different woods, with more woods to come. Our cool wooden ties have been featured in local news stories on TV, in print and on the web, and have been even seen in national television stories.
Oh, but we can never sit on our laurels, we continue to look for ways to design creative, unusual, and dapper new ties and have recently come up with our moving gear ties, laser cut out of cherry, red oak, birch, mahogany and walnut woods.
Character, Design, and Integrity is our mantra, and everything we do from brainstorming, to material, to production, to presentation, to quality control and customer service with that mantra needing to be fulfilled.
Our wooden bow ties are inspired a now 92 year old gentleman who has over 500 wonderful and wild bow ties. Max Moser, as well as his late wife Sherma, are remarkable characters. I have learned from them to look at things from a different point of view. To see the good, the unique, the wonderful in the unexpected in life. That is, in a very big part, what we wanted share by starting this business.
Max is special, not just because he is the “Bow Tie Guy”, complete with the white curly mustache, but because of his empathy, his perspective on life, and his understanding of what is most important.
As a company we seek to follow Max’s example to be different, to stand out in a crowd, not just in what we wear, but who we are. We want make things the very best we can, and have our creations become heirlooms. And we continue to strive to learn more, be better, do better, work smarter, give more today than yesterday. That’s why our mantra is Character - Design - Integrity.