August 04, 2016 09:00 ET

'Knot' Trump: Canadian Clothier Doubles Down on Dump Trump After Slain Soldier Slurs

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 4, 2016) -

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Andre Vassi, the owner and designer of Bay Street's Vassi Menswear, today announced he'll proudly be adding a second tie to his 'Dump Trump' tie lineup. Vassi created the first 'Undercover Trump Dumper' tie in response to customer demand and after Trump internationally mocked New York Times reporter Serge F. Kovaleski for his physical disability.

He designed the second tie after Trump's shocking response to the family of slain Muslim American soldier Capt. Humayun Khan during the Democratic National Convention. In honour of the Khan family and all Gold Star families of fallen soldiers, Vassi has designed a Gold Star 'Dump Trump' tie. All profits will go to an American anti-bullying charity of the Khans' choice.

"We started the 'Dump Trump' tie campaign based on customer demand and to have a little fun with the presidential process from north of the border," said Vassi. "But this has surpassed the issue of politics and turned into the much greater issue of character. Many Canadians, myself included, were deeply disappointed by Trump's comments and I think it's important to send the Khans a message that Canadians stand behind them, regardless of personal politics."

Vassi is pleading the fifth on his own political preferences but calls on Canadians to support the Khan family and preordering the Gold Star/Dump Trump Tie by emailing Vassi at

The first Dump Trump Tie can be purchased as of August 10th, at the Vassi First Canadian Place location or online at All profits from that tie will be donated to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

About the Gold Star 'Dump Trump' Tie

The tie features gold stars on the front, a purple heart in the lower left corner of the tie and an 'HK' in honour of Capt. Humayun Khan. Like the original 'Dump Trump' tie, the gold star tie has a bold 'Dump Trump' statement on the back.

The Gold Star tie was designed to honor the Khans. All profits will be donated to an American anti-bullying charity of the Khan's choice.

About the Dump Trump Tie 1.0

Featuring multi-coloured dump trucks on the front and a bold 'Dump Trump' statement in text on the back, Vassi's 'Dump Trump' tie allows the well-dressed Bay Street man to both embrace the US political circus in a fun way, and potentially be an 'Undercover Trump Dumper.'

Vassi designed the Dump Trump tie because he believes that fashion, at its best, should relate to current social events and reflect the mood of the public.

The Dump Trump Tie is available in three colours: 'Great Again' Grey Blue, 'Gonna Be Huge' Basic Blue and 'Believe Me' Baby Blue.

A limited release of 'Dump Trump' ties will be available at the Vassi First Canadian Place location starting Wednesday, August 10th. And can be ordered online at The $100, 100% silk ties are hand made in Italy (not China, like many Trump menswear products).

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