An artisan is someone who focuses on a specific craft of profession, while also expressing art in his or her work. At Sir Wylde, we find passion in being artisans, as we treat all of our handmade products with the care and precision of a work of art. Whether it be our neckties, bow ties, pocket squares, hats, or genuine leather suspenders.
Our company name, Sir Wylde, even employs elements of artistry. In a video created not too long ago, Ben (our founder) talks about the origins of this company and why Sir Wylde became its name. Not too long ago, he lived in a town in England called Wylde Green, which played a role in the inspiration for his brand. As Ben can testify, to be an artisan requires true inner passion. It is an expression of one’s self through whatever one does.
Whether you are an aspiring college athlete or a freelance photographer, you can all express and create yourself. Steve Prefontaine, an olympic runner from Oregon University in the early 70's said that his running was more than a race, that it was "a work of art". Whatever your passion, you can become a master artist at it.
In life there will always be someone or something trying to hold you back. Perhaps someone will say that the dreams you have created are irrelevant. Perhaps it will be your own fear that prevents you from moving forward. Don't let these things prevent you from doing something remarkable. Success is the companion of failure, as well as the byproduct of hard work and opportunity.
Again, being an artisan is merely an expression of one’s self. It is unique, because we are all unique. We all posses a unique gift which manifests itself in our capacity for self-expression. I would hope and invite all of you to express yourself always. Leave your mark wherever you choose to be an artisan.
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