We, at Hattie & George, want everyone to feel welcomed shopping in our store - regardless of gender, race, creed, color, or sexual orientation. We recognize that wanting to look great in our shirts is not limited to men only. We describe our shirts as mens to inform our customers of the cut and styling, not for whom they are being offered. We appreciate all the support and celebrate the beautiful canopy that is humanity in all its forms. This sentiment is vital to our mission of providing cutting edge, stylish, distinct shirts, and accessories.
Laurence Ligon is a native of Southern California and a 1987 graduate of Howard University, majoring in Accounting/Finance. He holds an MBA in International Business from the University of Hartford, spending 11 months in Paris, France as part of his studies. A published author the novel ‘Ember’ and he also operates Brand424, a baseball cap and t-shirt company all based in the DMV.
He is the creative mind behind Hattie & George, has been sketching fresh patterns for almost 20 years, first with T-shirt designs during his college days to neckties. Named for his nattily dressed parents, Laurence is on to the next chapter in an already successful and colorful career in fashion.
For 15 years, he was the principal designer with TribalTies, an exclusive men's clothing company, specializing in fashion accessories, such as cummerbunds, neckwear, and suspenders. Those designs were featured in prestigious publications such as Essence, the Fashion Mannuscript, Wedding Dresses, and the Washington Post.
Inspired by new trends in men’s clothing, particularly with men’s shirts, Laurence transitioned to Hattie & George creating highly textured fabrics and exotic colorways. The versatile jacquard patterns, are the hallmark of Hattie & George. Jacquards are intricately woven rather than printed on the surface of the fabric and provide a richer, more sophisticated look.
The shirts are made from custom fabric - meaning it is not something you'd get from any catalog and shirtmaker. Constructed with luxury features mother of pearl buttons, medium weight, 100% cotton yarn for a softer texture and perfect drape, tab collars that stand out from the everyday.
We are just getting started. Stay tuned!.