AM studied at Newcastle Art College, England, where he specialised in visual communications and typography.
He went on to work as a graphic designer for fifteen years for companies such as ABA, Design factory, Image Now, Irish International, Rothco and Gyro International.
Since 2000 AM has been designing neckties using CAD software to generate innovative patterns, fusing his graphic design expertise with pattern and textile designs inspired by William Morris of the Arts and Crafts Movement.
AM Neckties press features include The Sunday Times, The Sunday Times Culture Magazine, Sunday Independent and Candy Magazine.
AM uses CAD software to generate a wide range of intricate, subtle symmetric and asymmetric necktie patterns.
This is achieved using computer data structures called algorithms. Each and every pattern is generated using the AM motif as a template.
The AM motif is pyramid (and shadow) [or double pyramid] forming an octahedron, composed of eight equilateral triangles.
The story of the modern necktie begins in the 1630s.
Like most men's fashions between C17 and WW1, it is of military origin.
King Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu of France enlisted a regiment of
Croatian mercenaries in their battle against their French enemies - the Duc
de Guise and Louis XIII's mother, Marie de Medici.
This regiment's military kit included unusual scarves distinctively knotted
at the neck. The fabrics these Croatians wore ranged from the coarse cloths
of enlisted soldiers, to the fine linens and silks of the officers.
The colourful Croatian neckties inspired a fashion craze, first throughout
Paris, then throughout Europe, finally throughout the world.
The sartorial word "cravat" derives from the French "cravate", which
combines the Croatian word for Croat, "Hr`v?t", with the French "à la
croate", meaning "in the style of the Croats".
The modern necktie, ascot tie, bow tie and bolo tie and all knots such as
the Windsor, Half-Windsor, Pratt and Four-in-Hand are all historical
evolutions of the silk ties and knots of the Croatian officer corps.
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