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2# Nota Di Viaggio (Shukran) Is Our New Scent And New Knitted Ties On The Website

2# Nota Di Viaggio (Shukran) Is Our New Scent And New Knitted Ties On The Website
Meo Fusciuni I found inside the store Masons in Flinders Lane in Melbourne. It has notes of mint and lemongrass, a touch of ginger I felt. Some tobacco. Maybe something citrus. It kind of reminded me of Creed's Original Vetiver but then went of on a tangent all of it's own. It will be the next scent we will send out and it coincides with the arrival of our superlative silk knitted ties which were made for us in Como, Italy.  Continue reading

Sharpening Your Knives And Scissors With Whetsones - Look At Chef's Armoury

Sharpening Your Knives And Scissors With Whetsones - Look At Chef's Armoury
I had one of those exciting adventures you rarely get in your own city because you think you know everything and where everything resides. Which is why Chef's Armoury in Stanmore was such a pleasant surprise. It performs three main functions. Firstly, it is a comprehensive library of the best artisan Japanese knives in the world. I'd never seen such beautiful knives in my life. Secondly, it is a beer and sake store with a comprehensive range that, upon trying a few, I know I will be back in the future. Thirdly, it is a place where you can get your Japanese steel knives sharpened. And honestly, I could have dropped a bomb had I not had an agenda. I was there to pick up some whetstones. I have been researching on YourTube ways to sharpen my scissors. It's strangely not a service easily available in Sydney nor even on YouTube are their definit Continue reading

Our Latest Limited Edition Box Is Superb

Our Latest Limited Edition Box Is Superb
Matching the colours of our store front, the new blue and gold foil boxes will be sent mostly with one off pieces. It's a lovely way to receive your bow tie and makes for a wonderful gift.  Continue reading

Wedding Bow Ties - Planning Is Essential

Wedding Bow Ties - Planning Is Essential
We don't keep a whole lot of stock for either the website or the Studio - and the reason is that I would rather invest in fabrics than volume production. That's because it's nice when customers come to the Studio or reach out over Whatsapp +61413140994 and get the bow tie they want, rather than what's at hand. It makes for a more intimate experience and a chance to make a bow tie that matches the look they are going for and a shape that complements their personality. So, if you are getting married, consider calling us to get the bow tie you want. But please, give us fair warning as it's hard to meet your expectations in 24 hours.  Continue reading

LENG NGO - A WIZARD OF TAILORING

LENG NGO - A WIZARD OF TAILORING
The most recent suit that now resides in the window at Le Noeud Papillon's Sydney Studio is a collaborative effort between myself, Alexander Black NYC and Leng Ngo. The suit is made from a Holland And Sherry dupioni silk which was sourced from the New York showroom and then made in a workroom in China. From there it shipped to Sydney and was finished by Leng Ngo. He is the best bespoke tailor in Australia in my opinion and also happens to be the best at alterations too.  Continue reading

Australia - A New Limited Edition From Le Noeud Papillon

Australia - A New Limited Edition From Le Noeud Papillon
I had always wanted to do an Australian native flora and fauna silk and I gave some rough sketchings (I am really not a natural illustrator) to my graphic designer Adnan and after almost six months I got back the next design we have run together and I am excited by it. When I go about designing a scarf these days I am looking not for what happens in the four corners. I am looking instead for the movement and detail in the middle of the square and the reason on a 90 x 90 that that's important is that when you fold and tie the scarf, these are the bits that mostly show. Especially the way I tie it myself. Which is something that has been somewhat frustrating with other brands, because they seem to keep the details too close to the border. Continue reading

The New Limited Edition Box Had Arrived

The New Limited Edition Box Had Arrived
The new limited edition box matches the colour of our Sydney Studio. We are offering a code to our newsletter readers this morning to let them have some of the first batch of boxes that have arrived. They are fantastic set the bow ties off so nicely with our foil sealed instruction cards. Continue reading

Another Happy Wedding Customer

Another Happy Wedding Customer

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LNP, thank you so much for the personal bow tie for the wedding! I got so many compliments and it was exactly what I was looking for. Amazing craftsmanship! @lenoeudpapillon is truly the best!

S. Army,
NY NY, USA

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What Are The Best Tailoring Scissors In The World - Potentially They Are Kai 7300 Series

What Are The Best Tailoring Scissors In The World - Potentially They Are Kai 7300 Series

In the Sydney Studio where I cut my silks I generally stick to rotary blades. The best rotary cutter in the world, in my opinion, is the well balanced and weighty Gingher rotary cutter - but I ordinarily switch out the Gingher blades for the titanium Fiskars blades which, depending on where you can source them, are a more economical and sharper blade (though the gingher looks more sexy). The other thing is I am left handed, and Gingher, which is made in Italy, is the only company that offers a left handed rotary cutter.

But when I am not using my rotary blade to cut silks, I am using my tailoring scissors to either cut fabrics or else to cut the patterns in the workroom that don't suit a rotary blade. For example, aspects of cutting ties, cutting rolls of fabrics and cutting the curved shapes of silk eye shades, require scissors. Over the years I have tried many varieties of scissors. There were the Schneider (German word for tailor) scissors from Zwilling, titanium ones from Fiskars (which are excellent), the classic red-handled ones from Mundial you find at fabric wholesalers and then, finally, the more upmarket Kai scissors with Japanese blades..

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