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Granite Falls, WA 98252
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MRM-accessories for both ladies and gents. We offer everything from classic vintage to re invented up-cycled designs. Our goal is to make great design and fashion elements affordable.

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A look at the history of men's fashion and style. Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, Gatsby style accessory icons. How to's and color print match up advice.

 

Men using Pinterest

Tracy Xavier

So if you are one of those men out there that says "What is Pinterest?", we are going to break it down for you. It's not just for women but a great tool for organizing your ideas, saving project to do lists and shopping.

First of all super easy to get started. Just add topic boards such as, bar ideas, fashion likes, hairstyles, art, food and cocktail recipes. Then just cruise the web for your ideas and build your boards. It is like a pin board, so when you get around trying that recipe you saw, just pull up your Pinterest account and without printing out the recipe you have your usable reference. We have been on Pinterest for years now, below are some screen shots of our Men's Boards.

March: His & Hers Match Ups

Tracy Xavier

After cruising through both of our Etsy stores, I decided to start a monthly blog post highlighting a few style match ups from both Modern Renaissance Man (His & Hers store on Etsy) & Woman's Renaissance (Women's store on Etsy). Enjoy, and if you every need any assistance putting a few items together......Hey, that's is what we are here for! Just convo us in our stores and we will put together collage ideas for your consideration.

The history of the tassel

Tracy Xavier

I ran across this great article on Martha Stewart's and thought it was worthy of sharing.

Suede choker & tassel necklaces featured are available in our Etsy store: Womans Renaissance

Suede choker & tassel necklaces featured are available in our Etsy store: Womans Renaissance

The tassel has almost always been a symbol of power and prestige. The word for "tassel" originated from "tassau" -- which, translated from Latin, refers to a clasp at the neck of a garment. In the beginning, tassels served as a weaving knot in garments to prevent unraveling. Then, over the course of time, they took on a more powerful significance: They were worn by ancient priests and military officers as talismans that warded off evil spirits. Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun was unearthed from his tomb wearing them around his neck.

In 330 AD, Roman emperor Constantine decreed that all Christians should be clothed, leading to a high demand for tassel trimmings. Flash-forward to 540 AD: Emperor Justinian and two Persian monks smuggled in silkworms from China -- just to make the tassels fancied by royalty and aristocrats in the Western world.

We can thank the French for turning the tassel into a trendsetter. Around the 16th century, the Guild of the Passementiers established the art of "passementerie." It took seven years of apprenticeship to be trained in this craft, and a single tassel would cost the equivalent of thousands of dollars to commission, not to mention weeks of labor and valuable materials. (Can you imagine how long it might take to weave the trimmings for an entire throne?!

Scholars from Oxford and Cambridge affixed them to their graduation caps to mark their intellectual superiority. The church tied them to robes to denote rank among clergy members. Napoleon decked out his imperial throne with them. King Louis XIV even commissioned them to decorate all royal costumes and residences. Shortly after that, the rest of the Western world followed suit by adding them to, well, everything and anything. They inspire us to feel smart, strong, even statuesque.

By Alexandra Churchill

Pearls and chunky chain tassel necklace and Boho beaded tassel choker: Woman's Renaissance.

Pearls and chunky chain tassel necklace and Boho beaded tassel choker: Woman's Renaissance.

Very Gatsby antiqued gold and topaz tassel necklace & fun and funky hippie beaded choker

Very Gatsby antiqued gold and topaz tassel necklace & fun and funky hippie beaded choker

Amber and gold tassel brooch and antiqued brass super long chain neck wrap necklace

Amber and gold tassel brooch and antiqued brass super long chain neck wrap necklace

Great authentic old school vintage finds! Elegant crystals and gold/ Mod snake chain & pearls

Great authentic old school vintage finds! Elegant crystals and gold/ Mod snake chain & pearls

So, whether you are more of a Gatsby, Downton Abbey gal or a true blue Boho hippie type....empower yourself with some great tassel designs.

 

 

Getting to know us........

Tracy Xavier

It is a jungle out there, lots of choices, lots of companies and products to choose from. We started this exciting and fulfilling business in 2013. There have been ups and downs, challenges and learning curves, but our goal remains consistent, to exceed our customers expectations. We would like to share some feedback from some of our customers to help you get an idea of who we are and how we aim to please.

I purchased this tie and silk pocket square together. It wasn't just a transaction, it was a fun experience, as Tracy and Mike totally indulged me from my first message to them and worked with me to pick out a tie and pocket square to match a particular suit for a friend of mine of which I sent them a photo. Tracy/Mike put together several combos, creating collage images of the accessories next to the suit, so I could visualize and pick. Some dozen (or more) messages later, I had the perfect tie and pocket square picked out and in my mailbox a week later. The items turned out to be better than on the website because the true colors really were far better suited to the material of the suite. Anyway, the recipient is happy, I am thrilled and Tracy and Mike are a pleasure to do business with.


Love the pin, great presentation. Thank you


Great colors and super soft! I love it! The seller was great to work with and shipped very quickly. Thank you


This item was well made and was as advertised. The wrapping was also unique and caught everyone's eye under the Christmas tree. It shipped promptly.


Love this cool necktie. Very smart indeed! Great service and communication from seller :)


Our grooms woman loved these - great work!!! 😄 Thank you for getting this to us so quickly!!! Highly recommended!!!


These cufflinks are exactly as described and they are perfect. They arrived quickly. And the shop owners are amazing. They communicated with me immediately after I purchased them and surprised me with a great bonus that my son is going to love. I highly recommend doing business with this shop.


Nice packaging and exactly as shown...my future husband will love it


Beautiful and shipped very fast as usual! My husband is always happy with gifts from here.


Beautiful tie and really excellent service


Speedy shipping and a beautiful tie bar! One of my new favorite shops!


Arrived to Australia super fast! Well packaged and item is exactly as described


Absolutely gorgeous pocket square. And fast shipping. Thank you!


Fantastic braces as described. Great photos of the item, fast shipping and very nice packaging. Thank you!


Exactly as pictured and shipped fast! Always a pleasure doing business with MRM


Extremely fast service. Timeless sexy fashion.


LOVE the bracelet! Helps to bring out my bohemian side. Pairs nicely with copper earrings! Thank you again for you attention to packaging and prompt shipping.


This pocket square is a SCENE STEALER. It is VERY stylish.


It was a pleasure dealing with Tracy - she really did go the extra mile to accommodate my requirements. The lapel pin is great. The magnets are very strong - no risk of it falling off. The vintage container it arrived in is wonderful too. Highly recommended and will happily purchase from Tracy again in future.


These are wonderful! They are a present for my groom Adam. A++ also came in a wonderful hand made box!


Just arrived today and I am so happy. Everyone was very nice and helpful and fast. I received my package 3 days after placing the order and had my questions answered within minutes. And the little clip itself is beautiful and in excellent condition. Very happy with my purchase :)


Great ties and excellent service


Extremely beautiful piece and awesome customer service. Thank you so very much. LOVE the box!!!


Love these magnets....so unusual and useful!


The scarves are beautiful and are in excellent condition. They arrived beautifully wrapped and well packaged. Communication was excellent. The transaction was a pleasure.


Wore this scarf the other day and got many compliments. A lovely addition to my collection. Great seller.


Expedient, lovely, and great box.


Oh wow!! If I could give more than 5stars I would...necklace true to description but even better colour in real life..packed carefully in beautiful wooden box for safe posting and future safe keeping..obviously very thoughtful..caring ..sellers!!


Nice smooth stone; versatile for color matching; edging symmetrical and very pretty; love the magnet idea. Couldn't be happier. Thanks so much.


This choker was even prettier than the picture. Very happy with this purchase.


Magnetic brooch goes perfectly with the scarf I purchased from this company. What a very nice combination.


Just love these Victorian buttons. They make great scarf holders.


Lovely fur stole, arrived promptly and communication with the seller was quick and thorough. Thank you very much!!


Absolutely perfect! Exactly as pictured... they even came in a beautiful porcelain box.


Very beautiful! Wonderful customer service and lovely packaging. I felt like I was opening a gift! Thank you.

Please visit any of our three stores, and let us know if we can match up some accessories for you. We will create collages to present to you to make your shopping experience creative and successful.