For me French ties were more or less synonymous with Charvet and Hermès, together with a few Parisian tailors that made their own ties in-house. Now I have discovered that there were more to French ties than this with brands such as Howard’s and Boivin. Boivin has actually been around for a long time and made ties for several other brands alongside their own line. Above all they make lovely madder ties that are on par with any of the best English brands. Thanks to Dirnelli I found out about Kimono, a small shop in Paris that sell Boivin ties made
Diplomatic Ties part 311: Viola Milano. Wool tie from Viola Milano, flannel suit from Belvest, Zegna shirt, cashmere ps from Drake’s, cufflinks from Shanghai Tang and Alden shoes. Click on the headline for more pictures.