My name is sam smiley, I am El Handy Dandy, El Jefe, the boss and the Proprietor of this Establishment. I make Cravats, Ascots, andI modify Mens’ clothing into Wearable Art . I aspire to provide elegant, comfortable semi formal clothing for Modern Gentlemen of All Genders. I work with fine fabrics, silks,linens and velvets. I travel and procure fabrics from Mexico City, Paris, New York and other locations. My Establishment is based in the city of Providence, Rhode Island, one of the birthplaces of industrialization in the United States and a very good supplier offabrics and inspiration for design and fashion.My mission is to change the world, one ascot at a time...

I am especially inspired by the artwork and sensiblity of José Guadalupe Posada. Posada was a Mexican printmaker most known for his calaveras or elegant skeletons. He worked at the turn of the 20th century in Mexico during a time period of modernization and social change. His work has influenced pop culture, film as well as many artists including Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and he did over 20,000 prints in his lifetime. For more information you can read up on him at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Guadalupe_Posada.

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