Semi-Formal, Ceremony, or Groom Accessories: 7 Kits by Cinabre-Paris

Hugo JACOMET

Semi-Formal, Ceremony, or Groom Accessories: 7 Kits by Cinabre-Paris

Gentlemen,

Based on your request that we continue seeking limited editions of the best of the best, we search to find:

  • rare ateliers with products expertly crafted with precious raw materials,
  • standards of crafting in accordance with legitimate artisanal work,
  • sales direct from the atelier in limited quantities at fair prices.

These limited editions are not the usual stuff you’ll find in the mall around the corner, and are almost always products relevant to your life.

In my opinion, the sartorial accessories below are items which should be present in every gentlemen’s closet, but which are almost always missing, especially when we really need them for a planned or impromptu occasion (which I have found myself desperately seeking at the last minute).

Even with what could be described as a “fortified wardrobe”, you have no idea how many times I’ve been caught missing something like a nice Rose boutonnière for the launching event of my book “The Parisian Gentleman” at the Guerlain historical building on the Champs Elysées in Paris where more than 500 guests awaited…I ended up wearing a ridiculous red rose three times to big for my lapel ! Or the time I found myself in London with an invitation to attend the BTBA dinner (Bespoke Tailors Benevolent Association) and ended up buying a bow tie which looked pre-tied.

Today, the house of Cinabre in Paris has conceived seven exceptional “accessories kits” to chose from–kits every gentleman should have at least one or more of at hand’s reach to attend serenely, any kind of event or occasion with the right accessories.

These kits reach far beyond high-end quality and artisanal purity and may prove to be extremely useful for you. Working no less than four months on these kits and this project, we are pleased to present them to you now.

With July and August being popular months around the world for weddings, reunions and parties, we hope launching these special accessories kits are helpful. Still, even if you do not plan to be in a wedding or any kind of event this summer, the point of these kits is that you’ll once and for all be equipped with the right accessories before the need arises.

THE TRILOGY

BOWTIE – BOUTONNIERE – POCKET SQUARE

(Please click on all the photos of this article to enlarge them)

The following trilogies should be part of the arsenal for every quality closet (yet are often missing, even in the seasoned gentlemen’s wardrobe).

The quality and durability of each item is exceptional, with every accessory crafted within the best ateliers in France (and around the world), whom are also working for the biggest and most famous names of well known Parisian brands and Haute Couture “maisons”.

Maison Cinabre, created by the young and extremely passionate Alexandre Chapellier, is also crafting all ties worn by French President Emmanuel Macron, as a seal of recognition for the originality and the artisanal purity of their work.

TRIOLOGY FIRST ITEM : THE BOWTIE

The famous Cinabre-Paris bowties are easy to recognize because of their signature lining in red twill silk. This heavy silk is dyed in red by the worldwide famous atelier Proverbio, known for being the textile enhancer and finisher of Hermès. This specific red color has been developed exclusively for Maison Cinabre.

All Cinabre bows are crafted in a small artisanal atelier located in the countryside of France.

Cinabre bowties are authentic hand-tied bows which can be tied and untied. They are delivered pre-tied, as many customers prefer this presentation. Each bowtie is personalized with your name and initials on the label, hand sewn on the inner part of this artisanal wonder.

All bowties have a rare feature : a traditional adjustable neckband called, in France, “le Ruban Métrique”. Today 95% of the bowties, even by the most prestigious brands, feature an industrial adjustment system (like the ones you’ll find on bras).

In 2018 only one atelier still crafts these traditional adjustable neckbands and is located in the United Kingdom (and, of course, also works for Maison Cinabre Paris).

During my long and extensive sartorial journey, I can safely say I’ve never seen a brand like Cinabre going to such far extremes in detail to deliver flawless products which should last a lifetime (if properly maintained, of course).

THE SILVER WEDDING TIE BY CINABRE-PARIS

For this special edition, we also asked Maison Cinabre to develop a ceremony tie christened “The Silver Wedding”. This purely artisanal tie is a sartorial wonder featuring the finest details to be found on such an accessory, such as an unusually thin wool interlining for an extremely soft and luxurious touch and feel.

The fabric is 100% silk from the Como region in Italy, and has been exclusively printed for this limited edition. It is a sublime interpretation of the “silver caviar” pattern, and a true artisanal wonder.

TRILOGY SECOND ITEM : THE FLOWER BOUTONNIERE

All Cinabre boutonniere flowers are handcrafted by one of the last “plumassier”‘ (feather worker) ateliers in Paris. This incredible atelier has been founded in 1727 and works for all Haute Couture brands in Paris. With these boutonnieres, we are clearly at the worldwide summit of a rare and precious discipline.

Ten feather workers are crafting, strictly by hand, the Cinabre flowers using tools that are almost 300 years old (like old molds used to give the fabric the form of flower petals). The pictures below speak volumes on their own.

TRILOGY THIRD ITEM : THE POCKET SQUARE

For each limited edition kit (with the exception of the necktie), you’ll  receive a classic pocket square in silk “voile” (extremely thin silk) which is difficult to find nowadays, compared to twill or satin. There is a subtle “panache” and beautiful drape to these pocket squares which need not be perfectly folded inside or outside the chest pocket. The perpetual movement and freedom of the square transmits an elegant flair, rather than the stiffer square which relay a more business vibe.

Each pocket squares is crafted in Lyon (Center Southwest of France) in one of the last ateliers specializing in traditional handkerchiefs and foulards.

SEVEN CINABRE LIMITED EDITION KITS : Direct from the Atelier

For this special edition, seven kits have been expertly curated based on the highly experienced eye of Cinabre Paris.

Note that Kit 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7, allows you to choose the color of your flower :

 Classic 1

BLACK SATIN BOWTIE AND CARNATION (WHITE OR RED)

This “Classic Kit 1” par excellence includes:

  • A black bowtie in heavy silk satin (from Italy).
  • YOUR CHOICE : A red carnation in silk, or a white carnation in white “piqué” cotton (from Switzerland).
  • A “voile” silk white pocket square.

This kit which includes three artisanal items, is called “CLASSIC 1” and is offered at 245 euros.

To order send an e-mail to specialeditions@cinabre-paris.com and indicate :

  • The name of the kit (Classic 1).
  • Your choice of color for the carnation (red or white).
  • Your country of residence (for Cinabre to calculate the transportation fees).

You’ll then receive a link to complete your payment on a secured encrypted page.

Classic 2

MIDNIGHT BLUE SATIN BOWTIE AND CARNATION

This second kit is the same as the first–except the color of the satin bow tie is different. It is composed of :

  • A midnight blue bowtie in heavy silk satin (from Italy).
  • YOUR CHOICE: either a red carnation in silk or a white carnation in white “piqué” cotton (from Switzerland).
  • A “voile” silk white pocket square.

This kit which includes three artisanal items, is called “CLASSIC 2” and is offered at 245 euros.

To order, send an e-mail to specialeditions@cinabre-paris.com and indicate :

  • The name of the kit (Classic 2).
  • Your choice of color for the carnation (red or white).
  • Your country of residence (in order for Cinabre to calculate the transportation fees).

You’ll then receive a link in to complete your payment on a secured encrypted page.

Classic 3

TEXTURED BOWTIE AND ROSE

The third kit features a classic bowtie with an elegant twist : a tone-on-tone pattern for a very sophisticated yet original look. It also features a magnificent Rose boutonniere.

It is comprised of :

  • A textured black bowtie (60% wool by Scabal, 40% acetate coton)
  • YOUR CHOICE : either a red rose in silk or a white rose in silk.
  • A “voile” silk white pocket square.

This kit which includes three artisanal items, is called “CLASSIC 3” and is offered at 275 euros.

To order this sophisticated and original kit, send an e-mail to specialeditions@cinabre-paris.com and indicate :

  • The name of the kit (Classic 3).
  • Your choice of color for the rose (red or white)
  • Your country of residence (for Cinabre to calculate the transportation fees)

You’ll then receive a link to complete your payment on a secured encrypted page.

Classic 4

BLACK VELVET BOWTIE AND ROSE

My personal favorite, the fourth kit, features a beautiful black velvet bowtie.

It is composed of :

  • A black velvet bowtie.
  • YOUR CHOICE : either a red rose in silk or a white rose in silk.
  • A “voile” silk white pocket square.

This kit which includes three artisanal items, is called “CLASSIC 4” and is offered at 275 euros.

To order this wonderful and distinctive kit, send an e-mail to specialeditions@cinabre-paris.com and indicate :

  • The name of the kit (Classic 4).
  • Your choice of color for the rose (red or white).
  • Your country of residence (for Cinabre to calculate the transportation fees).

You’ll then receive a link to complete your payment on a secured encrypted page.

French Countryside 5

LINEN BOWTIE AND SEERSUCKER CARNATION

This fifth kit exudes an ambiance particularly well adapted for barn weddings or countryside events. It is composed of :

  • A 100% linen bowtie with a windowpane pattern.
  • A seersucker cotton carnation.
  • A “voile” silk pocket square.

This kit which includes three artisanal items, is called “French Countryside 5” and is offered at 265 euros.

To order this particularly endearing kit, send an e-mail to specialeditions@cinabre-paris.com and indicate :

  • The name of the kit (French Countryside 5).
  • Your country of residence (for Cinabre to calculate the transportation fees)

You’ll then receive a link to complete your payment on a secured encrypted page.

French Countryside 6

KNITTED BOWTIE AND GARDENIA IN VINTAGE COTTON

The sixth kit is also particularly well adapted for barn weddings or countryside events.

It is composed of :

  • A 100% wool knitted bowtie.
  • A vintage cotton gardenia flower (made of vintage cotton from sailors workwear!)
  • A “voile” silk pocket square.

This kit which includes three artisanal items, is called “French Countryside 6” and is offered at 265 euros.

To order this original kit, send an e-mail to specialeditions@cinabre-paris.com and indicate :

  • The name of the kit (French Countryside 6).
  • Your country of residence (for Cinabre to calculate the transportation fees)

You’ll then receive a link to complete your payment on a secured encrypted page.

Silver Wedding Tie 7

WEDDING TIE AND ROSE

This last kit is THE classic kit for a wedding suit and is comprised of :

  • A Silver Wedding tie in pure silk.
  • YOUR CHOICE : either a red rose in silk or a white rose in silk.

This kit which includes two artisanal items, is called “SILVER WEDDING TIE 7” and is offered at 260 euros.

To order this classic wedding kit, send an e-mail to specialeditions@cinabre-paris.com and indicate :

  • The name of the kit (Silver Wedding Tie 7).
  • Your choice of color for the rose (red or white)
  • Your country of residence (for Cinabre to calculate the transportation fees)

You’ll then receive a link to complete your payment on a secured encrypted page.

EPILOGUE

Beyond formal use, these kits which are proposed at very reasonable prices given the “Haute Couture” quality of the flowers and accessories, are also a gold mine for any sartorially inclined gentleman (e.g., you may wear a patterned flower, like the ones in the kits 5 and 6, with a “simple” sports jacket and a pair of Japanese denims, with tremendous success).

I believe you’ll be surprised how often you will turn to these kits for help in the years to come, as well as share these items with those closest to you (whom you trust to return them!).

For any questions or advice, feel free to write an e-mail to the dedicated address : specialeditions@cinabre-paris.com

Cheers ! Hugo

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