The
Bowtie Menswear 
Story

A Story To Tell

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Gil Mercado

Chief Executive officer

Usually, people always ask what I do. My opportunity is to share the company, my history of sewing, and where I come from. I was born in Puerto Rico, I came to the United States with my mother and twin brother as a kid. I also study many courses including sewing. I enjoy putting patterns together, creating them, sewing for other people, and fixing garments. As an Innovator, I always think of new ideas to bring to Bowtie Menswear. Living in the United States has given me the freedom of expression to create bowties and other products to share with the world. I have always been a dreamer, and believe, if I can't find it in stores, then I have to create with my personal touch of fashion. People always say I should live in Hollywood, the truth is, I'm not famous and I have never been to Hollywood, maybe one day I will. In the meantime, I sure can say, God has given me many talents with blessings, a story to tell after a heart attack, and a new beginning in life with the title of CEO. In my heart, the more I put my mind to work, the more my creations come alive and become my brand. Wearing my own designs just feel good that I'm able to produce and design not just for me but for the public as well.

Gaining training skills has given me the freedom of movement to look forward to growing the company for years to come. My lifetime goal is to conquer the world to be known for who I am, and what the company has become. To have a staff group of networking people under me to exchange ideas with special interests like mine, and work with investors to continue establishing stores throughout the world. 

Thank you for your support,

Gil  Mercado

PEOPLE'S OPINION

Most people say I was given the gift of many talents. I tell them, I'm grateful for what life has given me with many opportunities, and the experience I now own. 

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INSPIRATION

My motivation arrives daily looking at the world. The sound of music as I sew in my studio.

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WHAT I ENJOY

Spending time with my family. My three labradors, Coco, Isabel, and Tatina. 

 

  • Creating and wearing my Bowties designs.

  • Reading the wall streets, and business books.

  • Sewing, cooking, and researching topics.

  • Watching drama movies on Netflix.

  • Shopping, and always make sure my health is right.

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SPECIAL TRAINING

  • Modeling - Training started at age 16 in a private school. Began modeling until 22 of age for department stores, private shows, and nightclubs like the limelight in New York. 

  • Business - Study in Assets in Lancaster PA, where I gained more of my training experience in the business, and continue training more online.

  • Cosmetology - Train in Wilfred School Of Beauty, Passiac New Jersey, a full course in cosmetology. 

  • Fashion Tailoring - Train with my family as a kid, kept training at a local college in New York, and New Jersey, in pattern drafting, sewing & designs, and continue training online.

  • Website Design - Self-taught online training, videos, books, and taken private classes, one on one training in person.

  • Retail Management & Sales - Work in many retail department stores, salons, and day spas, and gained more experience in small marketing businesses.

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 I ALWAYS SAY

Everyone is born to be creative, use it, and show the world what you made of.

SEWING

It is brain food, it keeps me creating new designs, stitch by stitch. 

EACH ONE, TEACH ONE

To help others look handsome with a bowtie.

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FASHION

A word shows who you are.

WHEN THE HEAT SPEAKS

Listen, is calling for help.

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When you are here, you become family. 

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