28 Feb
Belle Epoch accessories inspired by Norman Lindsay sirens

We’ve been fans of Sydney-based bow tie specialist Le Noeud Papillon for years, even interviewing its founder Nicholas Atgemis about his Jacquard Woven Silk Bow Ties for the Discriminating Gentleman. Now Atgemis is back with his latest creation, a painstakingly created silk pocket square dubbed La Belle Dame after one of Atgemis’ favorite poems by John Keats. Featuring sirens entangled with a giant octopus inspired by Australian painter Norman Lindsay — specifically, ones found on an original watercolor in Atgemis’ uncle’s house — Nicholas took the painting and commissioned a German graphic designer to craft a Belle Epoch-styled illustration. The hand drawing (which can be seen after the Jump) was then sent to an English printer for a laborious technique called ‘print on’ which required 8 separate screens. In all, it took nearly a year to complete the Bohemian style La Belle Dame silk pocket squares and bow ties you see before you. If you want to class up your act with a truly original accessory no else will flaunt, you can pick up the “La Belle Dame” pocket square for about $110 ($125 AUD) or bow tie for $225 ($255 AUD) directly from Le Noeud Papillon.

More looks at Le Noeud Papillon “La Belle Dame” Silk Pocket Squares & Bow Ties — plus the original hand drawing — after the Jump…

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