Organization: Brown & Church Neckwear
Location: Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
Brown and Church Important Neckwear was established in 1976 by Sam Brown and Bill Church as a classic neckwear collection for the better men’s specialty store. Our connection to the neckwear industry however, dates back much further, and is more diverse. Our company includes yApre’ Cravats, a collection created by Herbert Bergheim in the late 1930’s that connected with a much more flamboyant customer, and Keys & Lockwood, a classic American neckwear collection established in 1881. Few companies in any industry have the diverse heritage and longevity that we do. Our heart is in our history, while our minds are focused on the future.
Our manufacturing facility was relocated from Manhattan, NY, to Sam’s home town of Pilot Mountain, NC in 1980. Known for its history in textile and apparel manufacturing, this region is seeing a revitalization of consumer interest in “Made in America” products and heritage brands. Our commitment has been and continues to be, maintaining the heritage of our brands and products, but also to excel in an industry that has struggled. We have not only survived but thrived by steadfastly adhering to quality, while investing properly in technology, to better serve our customers.