Cufflinks (silk knots)

Charvet Place Vendôme

Established 1838

Founded in 1838 by Christofle Charvet, Charvet Place Vendôme was the first shirtmaker in the world. Since the 19th century, it has supplied bespoke shirts and ties to kings, princes and heads of state. You can read more on Charvet in other product categories.

In 1904 Charvet acquired its fame for two conjoined monkey’s fist knots, the so called silk knots. The New York Times in 1908: ‘Charvet buttons of twisted braid are quite the style.’ Today, French cuff shirts in general are often accompanied with a set of colour-coordinated knots, often made of an undefined fabric wrapped over an elasticated core. The real deal is made from silk and invented by Charvet.

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