We’re (re)exploring French menswear at the moment. It had been a while since we went on a hunt for those labels that are shaking up the Paris scene, and while looking at a number of new accessories brands, we discovered a company that we now love and felt we had to tell you about: Les Belles Heures.
Based in Paris, Les Belles Heures makes silk scarves inspired by iconic places. As they put it, the founders’ ambition is to bring the accessory, once considered timeless, back to the modern man’s closet (and neck, ultimately, ah). The brand’s first collection is an ode to Italy which takes its customers from Tuscany’s dusty paths to the stylish paved streets of Milan.
Designed in Paris, the scarves are made following ancestral Italian techniques. They’re woven in Treviso, printed on the shores of Lake Como and then meticulously hand rolled by French craftsmen in Lyon -a region recognized for its craft and silk expertise.
All the scarves are 60 x 60 cm -dimensions that are meant to be perfect to tie the cloth around one’s neck or or wrist, just as one would a bandana, but for a more elegant (and original) look. Each piece is made from a mix of modal and silk (40%) in order to be soft to the touch and have a silky finish without being shiny.
Our favorite piece is the Sori, 19h23 (shown on the above picture and the first one below). According to the label’s designers, that scarf is their take on those evenings spent at the beach -and more specifically “that time when the light starts to shift and the water turns to a deep shade of blue“… We personally wear it with dark jeans and a beige cotton chore jacket, either as a neck scarf or a pocket square.