Martine of Beyond Boston Chic recently introduced me to Christopher Bennett and Bruce Franklin, respectively known as their design name Robot & Brucling. Both are Boston natives who moved to New York City to progressively work on their inaugural line of custom-made bow ties and accessories. Interestingly enough, a blogger from Paris asked if she could photograph them for her website right before I was about take their photos. Brucling is wearing the Finale, a lambskin leather bow with netting and gold metal roses, which is one of my favorites; and Robot is wearing the Phantom, which is also made from lambskin leather but with chrome spikes and brass skulls. These are several of many bow tie designs under their first collection so it going to be nice to see what additions they have in store for us!
Christopher Bennett (Robot) & Bruce Franklin (Brucling)