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.
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.
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.
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.