James' Knit Notes
Inspiration for my men’s sweater and accessory designs come from sources that are both expected and obscure.
When I visit New York or Los Angeles I make a point of visiting the major designers’ boutiques along 5th Avenue, in Soho and on Rodeo Drive, as well as the boutiques showcasing newer talent in the Meatpacking District, Nolita, West Hollywood and Melrose Place.
I couldn’t like this early Christmas gift more if it had come wrapped in a hand-dyed Mongolian cashmere bow: a front-page, feature article on James Cox Knits and the man behind the designs.
It was about five years ago when I decided to take the designs I had created over the past few decades and launch an e-commerce business.
Years ago, a lack of stylish men's knitwear patterns inspired me to create my own. Here's why a Mad Men ad man started designing knitting kits for men.