I feel like I’m a little late to the game in discovering The Hill-Side (I’m tied for last with J. Crew, which features the brand in its latest catalog). It’s a brand of menswear accessories, all made in the U.S., that has garnered increasing notice and accolades.
For Christmas my wife gifted me a Hill-Side tie from Unionmade in San Francisco:
I ended up swapping it out for this one, as I feel more like a “point” kind of guy:
This is my first tie from the Hill-Side, but I had previously picked up a couple of pocket squares, also from Unionmade:
According to the information provided at Hickoree’s, an online retailer:
The Hill-Side is based in Brooklyn, New York. They make neckties, handkerchiefs, and scarves out of utilitarian fabrics not commonly found in neckwear, such as selvedge chambray, hemp/cotton selvedge denim, left-hand twill, cotton duck, and waxed canvas.
Each piece is hand made at a small factory in New York City.
Hickoree’s and The Hill-Side share their DNA, as they are both products of the Corsillo brothers, Emil and Sandy. It’s good stuff, and now having a few pieces of my own, I can see the care and quality behind The Hill-Side brand. Since Hickoree’s is in New York and I’m in San Francisco I haven’t been lucky enough to visit them but I hope to at some point. Until then I can rest assured that I can find their goods locally at Unionmade, or order them directly though Hickoree’s website, or I can even go through J. Crew if necessary. It’s nice to see a brand like this get some well-deserved attention, and I highly recommend them. If you would like more information about the operation, check out this interview: