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James Andrew - Le Noeud Papillon's Zalman bowtie

James Andrew – Le Noeud Papillon’s Zalman bowtie

The Sydney based clothier Le Noeud Papillon (from the French meaning ‘the knot of the butterfly’) specializes in bow ties, scarves, ties, shirts, pocket squares and belts. Their fresh take on the classic bow tie struck me as just right for men who want to wear bow ties today.

Realized in the finest silks from Como, Italy, most of the patterns are in limited editions and are created specially for Le Noued Papillon, which makes them some of the most sublime bow ties that can be had.

The Limited Edition Zalman silk bow tie in crimson caught my eye with fantastic Deco inspired zig zag pattern and, as you may know, I do gravitate to the substantial bow tie – think: a glam 70’s / 1930’s Gatsby-esq vibe.


Do take a moment and peruse Le Noeud Papillon’s shop-online website as well as their brilliant and informative blog.

I’m wearing Le Noued Papillon’s fabulous Zalman silk bow tie in Crimson silk with a Gucci white cotton stiped suit, a Simon pale blue cotton/linen shirt with contrast white collar and cuffs, garnet and diamond cuff links, Tom Ford abstract silk floral pocket square and white suede cap toe shoes, vintage Rolex watch, and my fragrance is Creed Royal Water.

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  1. Mark S. Flood says:

    So elegant! You remind me of Charles Ryder in Brideshead Revisited! Only much, much more handsome! X

  2. James Andrew says:

    Darling Mark,

    You are so delicious to say such lovely things!

    Thank You!



  3. Dean Farris says:

    I too swoon dear James! This edwardian-gatsby look is perfect for an aesthete such as yourself! That is a fabulous ultra chic design you have chosen, like the lining of one of my mothers’ fur coats…

    Cheers, DF

  4. James Andrew says:

    Dear DF,

    This is exactly what I had in mind!

    I could see you rocking out any of Le Noeud Papillon’s fab bow ties!

    Cheers and Many Thanks


  5. Alexx says:

    J’adore les noeud papillon!
    You’r beautiful darling


  6. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Alexx,

    I can’t tell you how thrilled I am whenever you leave your terrific feed back and comments!

    This means so much to me coming from such a highly evolved aesthete as yourself.

    Besos y Abrazzos


  7. Matt says:

    Very Gatsby indeed Mr Andrew!
    Not everyone can sport a bow and be a beau, but you sure can.
    Talking of bows, have you seen Lapo Elkann’s wardrobe by Gucci?
    I bet that white tux and velvet opera slippers might just be on your fall wish list…

    Cheers – Matt

  8. James Andrew says:

    Dear Matt,

    Happy to hear you are liking this incarnation of my “Sartorial Splendour”

    Yes I have indeed seen – Lapo’s Wardrobe for Gucci and I am thinking they need to make me their US or Global brand ambassador- I love quite a bit of it!

    Cheers and Many Thanks


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