A Sublime Selection
of Simonnot-Godard
Handkerchiefs
not to miss

Hugo JACOMET

A Sublime Selection of Simonnot-Godard Handkerchiefs not to miss

EDIT Friday March 23th : the Heracles pocket square in Rust color is sold out (all the 50 pieces have been sold in 48 hours). I advise you to switch to the other beautiful colors (White, Blue and Sky Blue) if you want to acquire this elegant and unique model. Also the Ascot Tie (especially the Silver color) is selling very well. So if you wish to become the happy owner of this luxurious and extremely versatile accessory, I strongly advise you not to loose time. Thank you so much for your incredible enthusiasm and for your loyalty ! Hugo and Sonya, Benjamin and Gersende Simonnot.

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Gentlemen,

Today we have the honor to launch our 6th “special edition” operation, with a commitment to reveal the most exceptional artisanal pieces on earth, that we are aware of, to date.

Today we present a special collection for purchase directly from the atelier, of exceptional products by the iconic Simonnot-Godard French company which produces the most beautiful pockets squares, handkerchiefs and neckerchiefs in the world.

It’s not without a certain pride and emotion that we ignite this special sales operation with our friends Gersende and Benjamin Simonnot, as we’ve been among the very first to promote (almost a decade ago) this historic name along with the fantastic products of the atelier which makes handkerchiefs of unrivaled quality anywhere else in the world.

Simonnot-Godard’s products, as you probably know if you’re a sartorial-enthusiast, are fully woven and never printed. This means all patterns and designs you see on theses pieces of traditional artisanship are the result of weaving process–never a printing.

The weaving method is fastidious and time-consuming but the results are unmatched by modern printing techniques. A printed handkerchief can lose its visual integrity after being washed a few times, yet colourfast material weaved by Simonnot-Godard will stay visually intact, even after being machine- washed several hundred times!

Numerous commentators, including the New York Times, have praised Simonnot-Godard pocket squares and handkerchiefs as embodying the quintessence of artisanal excellence—a topic of passionate interest by a growing sartorial community in recent years. And for good reason. Pocket squares, handkerchiefs, neckerchiefs and ascot ties are made with the sharpest and most radical weaving approach, going far beyond the demands of any other manufactures to ensure an unparalleled touch, sheen and sturdiness.

Producing a Simonnot-Godard pocket square is a complicated process amounting to four months of work between the selection of a pattern in the archives of the company and the last finishing touch.

I do not believe there’s any equivalent to this kind of production, with fabrics traversing across France to make sure that each step of the process is held to the highest standard–demanding authentic craftsmanship without compromise.

Thus it’s our honor today to introduce three series of Simonnot-Godard products, set aside for Parisian Gentleman readers, which have been highly curated and are nearly unfindable elsewhere:

  • a series of 4 pocket squares in cotton (using the technique of the “cut thread”),
  • a series of 2 neckerchiefs in cotton (also using the same technique),
  • a series of 3 Ascot ties in silk and cashmere, which are simply unique in the world.

THE HERACLES POCKET SQUARE

This pocket square, in its Rust color version, is close to my heart as it is the pocket square I’ve been using the most for more than five years (literally hundreds of times). Saying this precise square has been my “Go-To” pocket square since years is an understatement, as I even chose to wear it for my wedding with Sonya in France.

In my humble opinion, the Rust model of the Heracles is probably one of the most versatile squares in existence because it seems to complement any outfit, any jacket, any color and any ensemble from the most casual to the most formal. “Rust never sleeps”, as Mr. Young tried to warn us.

A pocket square no gentleman would regret keeping at arm’s length in his closet, ready-to-go, whatever the occasion.

The Heracles is a 33X33 cm small square (13X13 inches) and can be worn displaying either side. The pattern hails thin small columns (white or blue depending on the model). The “cut thread” technique consists of “shaving” the reverse part of the pocket square at the end of its manufacturing cycle,  in order to remove loose threads for a refined finish. This marvel of craftsmanship is an absolute must-have in my opinion.

Simonnot-Godard is offering their reserve of the Heracles square to PG readers in four different colors – White, Blue, Sky Blue and, of course, Rust – for a (very) fair price of 49 euros (taxes included, shipment not included).

Heracles White :

Heracles Blue :

Heracles Sky Blue :

Heracles Rust :

If you wish to order your model (or your series of models), follow the links below to go directly to the Simonnot-Godard atelier and to the chosen model(s).

On this platform, the shipment fees will be automatically calculated and you’ll be able to pay for your products in a secured environment. For customers outside of the France/ EU, please note that the listed price includes a 20% value added tax (VAT) which will be deducted when you log in with a delivery address outside Europe.

HERACLES WHITE : Order HERE

HERACLES BLUE : Order HERE

HERACLES SKY BKUE  : Order HERE

HERACLES RUST : Order HERE

THE SIRIUS NECKERCHIEF

This neckerchief of 69X69cm (27X27 inches) is to be worn knotted around the neck and can be a fantastic and elegant alternative to a necktie, while being in essence, more versatile.

The neckerchief is a very powerful – and largely underused – accessory that can “make” an entire outfit and immediately help you step out of the crowd in a distinctive way. Once again, the Sirius is made of exceptionally pure cotton durable enough to machine wash hundreds of times and that will accompany you for years to come, while retaining is original glory.

For this special operation, Simonnot-Godard is reserving for PG readers the Sirius neckerchief  in two colors – Blue with large Ivory stripes, and Black with large Blue stripes for a fair price of 137 euros (taxes included, shipment not included).

Sirius Blue – Ivory :

Sirius Black – Blue :

If you wish to order your model (or both models), follow the links below to go directly to the Simonnot-Godard atelier to the chosen model(s). On this platform, the shipment fees will be automatically calculated and you’ll be able to pay your products in a secured environment. For customers outside of the France/ EU, please note that the listed price includes a 20% value added tax (VAT) that will be deducted when you log in with a delivery address outside Europe.

SIRIUS BLUE – IVORY : Order HERE

SIRIUS BLACK – BLUE : Order HERE

THE ASCOT TIE

Beware ! You are about to discover an exceptional tie / scarf with the potential to become a particularly helpful accessory to rely upon for different situations.

This ultra-luxurious silk (60%) and cashmere (40%) sartorial artefact is probably one of the most versatile accessories we’ve seen in our long and intense sartorial journey : it’s not exactly a scarf, neither a foulard nor a neckerchief or a tie, but still all of these at the same time!

This Ascot is a sort of luxurious hybrid to be worn in different ways with a breath-taking effect. As a luxury item, it is not simply two-sided, but consists of the fabric doubled over upon itself, sewn together, and finished with a sumptuous but discreet fringe at the bottom, as you can see below.

It can be worn inside the jacket for rich texture and layering, with a lightness rendering extreme comfort and a length short enough to avoid dangling below the skirt area of the jacket.

You can also wear it as a neckerchief above your shirt, for a casual-chic visual :

You can, of course, also wear it as a classic Ascot inside your shirt :

Or you can also wear it as a dinner scarf above a formal jacket.

This versatile piece of artisanship brings a touch of brightness and luxury to any outfit and is a brilliant addition to any accessory arsenal.

Simonnot-Godard has reserved for PG readers, the Ascot Tie in three different colors – silver, grey and brown – for an extraordinarily fair price of 129 euros (taxes included, shipment not included).

Ascot Tie Silver :

Ascot Tie Grey :

Ascot Tie Brown :

If you wish to order your model (or your series of models), just follow the links below that will take you directly to the Simonnot-Godard atelier and to the chosen model(s). On this platform, the shipment fees will be automatically calculated and you’ll be able to pay your products in a secured environment. For customers outside of the France/ EU, please note that the listed price includes a 20% value added tax (VAT) that will be deducted when you log in with a delivery address outside Europe.

ASCOT TIE SILVER : Order HERE

ASCOT TIE GREY : Order HERE

ASCOT TIE BROWN : Order HERE

We hope this selection will please you. Thank you for your loyalty, your support, and your trust and we wish continued success and recognition to the beautiful people at Simonnot-Godard.

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Further reading for the most passionate among you :

Producing a Simonnot-Godard pocket square is a complicated process amounting to four months of work between the selection of a pattern in the archives of the company and the last finishing touch.

The archives serve as a basis to choose a pattern and try to replicate it with the same weave and the same color. It can take a very long time as Simonnot-Godard never uses print and always weaves the patterns into the fabric, a fairly unique fact on the market. What this means is that once you have chosen a pattern, you must find the exact original colour for each thread and have it dyed accordingly.

This type of work requires surgical precision.

Each linen or cotton thread is dyed according to a colourfast deep soak enabling it to obtain the richest of shades. The weaving is carried out on several looms, two of which are specially equipped with a Jacquard harness to be able to replicate the patterns that have been kept in the company’s historical archives. Incidentally, the amount of warp and weft threads per centimetre has been the same for over a century.

Once the weaving is done, the rolls of fabric are sent to the Vosges mountains in France to a chemical finisher who will bleach and mercerize them. Mercerizing is a chemical treatment invented by John Mercer in 1844, which gives fabric a lustrous and crisp appearance with a luscious touch.

After this  important and technical stage is completed,  fabric is then sent to the Simonnot-Godard workshop in the north of France, near Cambrai, to be hand-rolled.

Fascinating.