Our Story

Our Roots

Tylmen was born in the dorms of Northwestern University by our founder, Lloyd Yates. One day his father cleaned out his cluttered closet and rounded up hundreds of designer neckties he never wore and encouraged Lloyd to sell them on campus for discounted prices. After telling his friends and neighbors about his new product offerings, he sold nearly 60 ties in his first week, growing attention and attraction online and in the community. 


Lloyd expected nothing of his father’s wishes at the time, but since has wanted to transform his former dorm room operation into a legitimate fashion business--   a long time passion. Two years and some change later, the brand is official and the vision is clear-  to empower customers to be their best selves in the face of trial and adversity. Something Lloyd has had to embrace during his collegiate athletic career. Through everything we do and create, we always have your best healthy self in mind. 

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