L’Or des Chefs by Joachim Metz

L’Or des Chefs, the Gold of the Chiefs, was designed by Joachim Metz and issued in 1997. It is in my opinion a very underrated carre.

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Joachim Metz, who is responsible for a number of fabulous carres, packs so much detail and interest into his 90cm squares.

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Same is true for this design!

As you may have discovered yourself, not all designs lend themselves to being tied in many different ways, the l’Or des Chefs, however, allows you to be very creative.

Be it a casual draping over the shoulder fastened with a scarf ring or a fancier knot like the Collerette, the l’Or des Chefs will allow you to create many different looks!

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Collerette

The l’Or des Chefs makes a fantastic ascot and cravat, too!

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Ascot or Au Masculin

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Cravate

Here are a very feminine Cocarde is off to one shoulder. A great look for an evening out on the town.

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The Cocarde

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Variation on the Ascot or Au Masculin is a great option for the office

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Noeud Papillon

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Far-west is another great way to show off your carre, and perfect for cooler days

 

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The Pierrot also looks fab off to the side

No matter what your style, the l’Or des Chefs carre allows you to create many different looks, from casual to the sophisticated!

The inspirations for the various tying methods came from the Hermes How to tie a scarf from 1980s.

 

 

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How a simple Scarf Ring can save the day…

Revised 10/4/2018 (originally published June 3, 2017)

I used to wear my scarves knotted and many times, just casually draped around my neck, until I almost lost one of my favorites, my Orgauphone et Autres Mécaniques Hermes scarf in Rome.

In front of St Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy

In front of St Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy after I almost lost one of my fvaorite carres, the Orgauphone et Autres Mécaniques by Francoise Faconnet from 1996

With my Orgauphone casually draped around my neck, I was being a typical tourist and was intently taking in all that Rome has to offer. While Capturing memories with my phone, my Orgauphone must have slid off. Completely unaware, I was quite surprised, when a woman tapped me on my shoulder and handed me my scarf back with a smile.  Thankful, I immediately tied it in a knot :-).  To avoid any further mishaps, I purchased an Hermes Chaine d’Ancre Scarf Ring in Florence only to discover that it was too heavy for me.

Realizing the many benefits of using a scarf ring with my carres, I began to search the world over for beautiful scarf rings that would do my Hermes scarves justice.  I wanted a beautiful and stylish alternative, that would accent my scarves, not damage them and give me the flexibility to be creative.  I was also looking for a more affordable alternative to the Hermes scarf rings ($220 +/-), one that I would be able to pass on to my clients.

We now offer different styles and sizes of handmade Horn Scarf rings, each finished to absolute perfection.

Here then are some ideas on how you can use one of our beautiful Horn Scarf rings with your favorite Hermes carre.

The Anneau Classique Horn Scarf Ring by Carre de Paris

The Anneau Classique Horn Scarf Ring is perfect for you 36″ carre (90 cm) and even larger shawls

 

 

 

GRAND LUXE REVERSIBLE ORANGE/HORN SCARF RING $ 49.50

GRAND LUXE REVERSIBLE ORANGE/HORN SCARF RING $ 49.50

GRAND LUXE REVERSIBLE ORANGE/HORN SCARF RING $ 49.50

GRAND LUXE REVERSIBLE ORANGE/HORN SCARF RING $ 49.50

 

GRAND LUXE HORN SCARF RING OR PENDANT $ 39.50

GRAND LUXE HORN SCARF RING OR PENDANT $ 39.50

 

 

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GRAND LUXE HORN SCARF RING OR PENDANT $ 39.50

GRAND LUXE HORN SCARF RING OR PENDANT $ 39.50

 

ANNEAU BOUCLE HORN SCARF RING $ 25.50

ANNEAU BOUCLE HORN SCARF RING $ 25.50

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ANNEAU BOUCLE HORN SCARF RING $ 25.50

ANNEAU BOUCLE HORN SCARF RING $ 25.50

More ideas on how you can tie and safely fasten your Hermes scarf with one of our stylish scarf rings.

 

ANNEAU INFINI HORN SCARF RING with HERMES La Comedie Italienne Carre

ANNEAU INFINI HORN SCARF RING $ 19.50

ANNEAU INFINI HORN SCARF RING $ 19.50

ANNEAU INFINI HORN SCARF RING $ 19.50

ANNEAU CLASSIQUE PETIT HORN SCARF RING $ 19.50

ANNEAU CLASSIQUE PETIT HORN SCARF RING $ 19.50

ANNEAU PARFAIT HORN SCARF RING with HERMES Brides de Gala

ANNEAU PARFAIT HORN SCARF RING $ 19.50

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ANNEAU PARFAIT HORN SCARF RING $ 19.50

MOYENNE LUXE REVERSIBLE HORN SCARF RING OR PENDANT with HERMES Neige d'Antan Scarf

MOYENNE LUXE REVERSIBLE HORN SCARF RING OR PENDANT $ 35.50

GRAND ANNEAU DE LUXE HORN SCARF RING with Hermes scarf Jois d'Hiver

GRAND ANNEAU DE LUXE HORN SCARF RING $ 24.50

My least favorite Hermes scarf…

I know… How can I possibly even say such a thing!

Please let me explain.  “It” was a gift, a very generous gift, but not my first choice as far as the colors were concerned.  A vintage original issue Hermes Eperon d’Or,

Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue

Eperon D’Or, Henri d’Origny, 1974 Original Issue

I should have been thrilled! But I could not get passed the, what I called, “blah” colors, which in my opinion did nothing for my skin tone and did not go with anything I owned.  Simply, this scarf lacked that certain pizzazz.

Feeling very guilty and definitely ungrateful, I still folded it neatly and tucked it into one of my scarf drawers.  I thought at least I should take some photos for my flickr page and so I did.

That same evening, going out to dinner, all dressed up ready to go I realized, I had to bring a scarf because the wind had picked up. Wind is a real problem on Malta. So I grabbed the only scarf within reach, the very same Eperon, that I photographed earlier that afternoon and had not had the chance to “shove” back into a drawer.  I hesitated, as I contemplated my outfit and scarf choice, but my friends a little impatient (and definitely hungry) insisted on getting going.

Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue

Eperon D’Or, Henri d’Origny, 1974 Original Issue and of course with my favorite – black

I wore it, the entire evening, at dinner, over dessert…  I really liked the soft vintage silk against my neck.  When some water accidentally splattered on it in the bathroom, I was not outraged, like I would have been with some of my “favorites”.  I checked myself out in the mirror and had to admit this scarf was not THAT bad afterall!

After a lovely dinner, I threw it over the back of a chair in the dressing room on the way to bed.  The next morning I had to run to the post office and because the wind had not subsided, I grabbed the same Eperon that hung over the chair from the night before.  And I found myself reaching for it more and more.

No, it was definitely NOT love at first sight.

But I have to admit, I truly love this scarf now.

As a matter of fact I don’t wear any other scarf as much as I do this Eperon.  I love it because it is a true workhorse.  Starting out “imperfect”, has allowed me not to worry about “ruining” it.  It is a chameleon, in that its colors, I once thought of as drab, go with just about anything and everything that hangs in my closet.

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Eperon D’Or with collarless jacket

I absolutely adore how it feels and drapes, both qualities that only come with its 40 years of age.  This scarf has been an absolute “must” accessory for me and I take it on all my travels.  I get more compliments on it than any of my other scarves…
Simply said: I love my Eperon d’Or!

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Eperon D’Or with black

Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue

Eperon D’Or even stands up to this pink

Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue

Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue

Eperon D’Or, Henri d’Origny, 1974 Original Issue

Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue

Eperon D’Or with black

Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue

Eperon D’Or with a white windbreaker

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Eperon D’Or with a navy blue windbreaker

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Eperon D’Or with same neutral blazer

Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue

Now I think here it is the Eperon making the “blah” blazer pop 🙂

Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue

Eperon D’Or with a beige blazer

Eperon D'Or, Henri d'Origny, 1974 Original Issue

Eperon D’Or with a light blue double breasted blazer