| Sam Cowan founded Majestic Neckwear. The story began in 1901, when, at the age of thirteen, desolate and alone, he arrived in Canada, from Rumania, a country ravaged by famine and depression. Shortly thereafter he started as a peddler working out of a handcart selling scarves and mufflers and demand quickly called for the need of a horse and buggy. He was ambitious and his success led to the opening of a menswear store in Saskatoon, Canada. After many years, he sold it and pioneered making men’s Ties and Mufflers (Scarves) in Montréal, Canada under the name Majestic Neckwear. 23 years after arriving in Canada, at the age of 36, Sam began the long history of Majestic International.