Simonnot Godard

The Simonnot-Godard house, founded in 1787, represents the last French creators of woven handkerchieves. They produce only linen and cotton handkerchieves, made of the finest yarns.

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The Handkerchief
For each collection, the house's wonderful archives are researched in-depth and serve as a source of inspiration out of which designs and motives that are part of our history are created - some of which are strictly historical, and others that they then reinterpret with a contemporary twist.

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The Art of Hem-rolling
Traditionally made by hand, the hand hem-rolling is at the heart of the know-how of hand sewing. These are the rules:
- The hand-rolled hem should have (4 stitches per cm), as discreetly embroidered as possible.
- The thread should always be of the same colour and type as the thread used for weaving the handkerchief.
- The hands should always be clean.
- The fabric is tightly rolled on itself to give the handkerchief its substance.
- Never stop in the middle of a rolling a hem - stopping and going will considerably alter the general aspect of the hem, when it should be straight and of even thickness.
- The angles of the handkerchief should never be cut, but rather hand-rolled at a straight angle, without putting excessive emphasis on the tip, which should never peak, or be rounded.

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Evolution
Classic men's style codes are back with full force, and accessories of remarkable quality are as treasured as ever. The Simonnot Godard house enjoys a strong positioning on the market and actively participates in the current men's style evolution. In addition to handkerchiefs, they offer a range of products of the highest level, offering purist details like cut-yarn or windowed-yarn jacquard, or "upper-under" stitched satin straps.

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