Is This the Most Luxurious Neckwear in the World?
CINABRE, from the Neck Dresser of Paris - BY BUREAU OF TRADE
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What kind of man leaves a lucrative banking career to pursue a life making accessories? A man willing to stick his neck out. Meet Alexandre Chapellier, founder of CINABRE, the so-called "Neck Dresser of Paris," whose coveted bow ties, neckties, lapel flowers, and scarves have reset the standard for quality and luxury. They've jazzed up the jugulars of the French fashion cognoscenti, and they've recently made their way stateside. To which we say: bienvenue.
It's not garish colors or overwrought patterns that make these ties stand out (although some of them speak loudly). It's the way they're made. By hand. In three different locations in France. The patterns are created by Chapellier in his Paris workshop. The textiles are then printed in the same workshop where Herm?s prints its accessories. And then every piece is sewn and finished in Chapellier's small factory in the Loire Valley. Like Louboutins for your nape, each piece is backed with bright red silk. There is luxury, and then there's whatever the hell Chapellier is doing to make all other luxury seem cheap.
We've pulled a few pieces from CINABRE's latest collection. In silk and cotton, they're perfect for a summer occasion... less so for the workday. That would be dangerous: wearing these ties makes us want to quit our own jobs to pursue our passions. Namely, vacationing in the places where Chapellier works. For the rest of our lives. - Micah Fitzerman-Blue