**Please note, orders placed after July 1st, 2022 and throughout the summer, may take up to two weeks to process. If you need your items by a specific date, please add a note to your order or email us at info@cursorandthread.com. Thank you and have a great summer!**

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Shopkeeper Interview: Scott Meleskie of Clark Street Mercantile

Montréal is one of the best cities in the world, and whenever we're there, we spend as much time in Mile End and The Plateau as possible. In those streets you'll find community, history, entertainment, and Scott Meleskie of Clark Street Mercantile. We love all our retailers but CSM is a special place for us because of our relationship with the city, and with Scott, but also because he started the same year we did. He is so meticulous with his shop and its brand mix that it's worth a visit just to see the layout on that particular day. When you do pop in, give yourself a good amount of time to take it all in (and say hi for us). Can you tell...

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Shopkeeper Interview: Kelsey & April of Margot + Maude

OK, hold on to your hats and get ready to fall in love with Winnipeg's Kelsey & April and their little shop of dreams, Margot + Maude! We're not kidding... if you like fun, fashion and friendliness, this is your new favourite shop (to go along with our other retailers). Their level of knowledge on what they carry in their shop is incredible, their welcoming nature is classic Canadian, and their selections are simply delightful. When you're in the 'Peg, you simply must pop in. Can you tell us a little bit about your background(s)? M + M: We worked independent retail together at a little boutique in Osborne Village back in 2007. We got to be very hands on in our roles there...

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Accessories Proudly Made in Canada

It's not like us to talk about ourselves, and by us we mean Canadians, but we felt like after the CANADA 150 year we would share some of our Canadian touch points beyond being Canadian and based in Vancouver, BC.  All of our production happens in Canada - that includes our neckties, bow ties, French Knots, pocket squares and suspenders. Even our packaging... every recyclable custom box is printed with 100% post consumer waste in Canada.  Good, skilled people you'd like are part of what makes Cursor & Thread products such high quality - from BC to Quebec, Alberta to Ontario. While everything Cursor & Thread is now made in Canada, with partner retailers around the world, we have an amazing selection of 25...

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Globe and Mail & Vancouver Magazine

We're always excited to be a part of the conversation in the press, but even more so when it's in two of our favourites! Is there anything better than the Globe & Mail Weekend Style section? Not when you're STROKES Organic Bandana is included in there with a whole host of other amazing gift ideas for Mother's Day from some of the friendliest Canadian brands.  Then there's the April 2017 Vancouver Magazine with their 6 Style Essentials for Spring which featured our custom Limited Edition silk Pocket Square collaboration with John Fluevog. So much love out there all round... we are always grateful.

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The 5 Best Black and White Ties of 2017

You don't have to be attending a stuffy event or conservative party to wear a black and white bow tie or necktie, nor should any of our top 5 black and white ties be considered in any way boring. Some of the most exciting scenarios are perfect for black and white or grayscale neck adornment. Consider any event in a location with an overload of colour, or where most patrons will be full of fauna and floral. In these situations, a tasteful or even bold use of black and white is instantly classic yet contrasting. The Soirée Black and white floral can be tough to find, but it's not tough to look good in. The General We loved the simplicity of this bow tie...

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