In 1946 Margaret and Charles McDade started the family tie making business in Scotland that has prevailed for three generations…
Our Story in Scotland
Since then, things have changed. Considerably! The digital age brings efficiency and pushes boundaries, especially with service and design.
Back then, it was all about production, and now it’s about the process. The idea now is simple: make it easy for people to order bespoke products.
2004 saw the first Mcdade website launch. As a result, the family learnt that digital selling had its challenges, and perhaps the timing was a little premature. But over the following years, things changed, digital got faster, and technology moved forward.
Cut to the present day, and ‘Smart Orders’ takes care of service and delivery. Design is at new creative levels thanks to 3D graphic modelling, and modern communications are on point. These fundamental elements are the drivers behind all the tweaks that are continually made. This progression is what the next generation will inherit.
The family aspire to show thought leadership within the sector. This is more than just technical metrics. Quality matters. Reputation matters. The team that help with your order matter. It’s the feeling you get when you visit the showroom, handle the products or visit the website. The brand is driven by who the family are. As business owners, designers and as friends living and working in Glasgow. There’s considerable pride in what’s manufactured. There’s a belief through the team. They stand by their products and hope you will too.
-To empower clubs and businesses to showpiece their pedigree through quality bespoke apparel-
“I am the present Managing Director and Grandson of Margaret and Charles. I’m sure you can imagine both the pride and responsibility I have in maintaining and developing the family business. Every order we receive is always seen and overlooked by a family member in Glasgow and will continue to be in the future. We have a client-first approach to everything we do; please feel free to contact me directly if you ever have any questions.
In the meantime, have a look at our Club Ties. I look forward to welcoming you as a customer.”
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(ask for David)