Subtle artistry – J. Hopenstand, Switzerland
You probably heard about the phrase ‘Good work speaks for itself’ many times, but how does it related to you? Perhaps a ‘thought of the day’ that you saw above the cashier from a café when grabbing your coffee, or, from a bumper sticker you saw from your neighbor, but to me, I simply heard the phrase from a belt recently, of course the belt doesn’t talk, yet from the artistry standpoint, its voice is pretty vivid and stylish, what I mean here, is the luxury leathergoods house – J. Hopenstand, which renowned with their exquisite luxury bespoken belt collection.
With their heritage traced back in mid 1920s, the founder, Mr. Jacques Hopenstand himself, has been a refined leathergoods craftsman who established his first workshop in Paris, his delicate and rigorous work has been adored by his private clients who are conscious about details, refinement and uniqueness, while his great work was quickly spread out even drawing attention by countless renowned couture houses, and having the artisan to create accessories for them, at the pinnacle of his career, Jacques decided to close his workshop and subsequently stepped down to lake Leman shores in 1965. Not until half a century later, his great-grandsons decide to revive the maison and making their headquarters in Pully, Switzerland, aiming to carry this beautiful legacy forward to present days by creating a series of luxurious and classic belt and small leathergoods collection, into the wardrobe of discerning gentlemen who has an eyes on appreciated understated luxury and details.
Their timelessly elegant bespoke belt has become the signature of the house, with the exquisite craftsmanship which entirely handmade in Switzerland, the leather belt is literally an intelligent creation, made with reversible and the finest leather, such as calfskin from France, in a wide variety of texture and luxurious finishing as per your choice, which also goes down to the finest details even the color of threads and edge tint, you can simply create your very own piece of art on-demand. The understated signature buckle looks absolutely luxurious and stylish, which comes with different finishes from pink gold to palladium, that truly expresses the subtle elegance that goes with different attire throughout your day.
Another noteworthy is the classic card holder, made with the high quality bull calf leather from Europe in grained texture, an user-friendly compartment design with an innovative contrasting color of the outer compartment, which makes this card holder looks unique and exceptional, you may even personalize it with your own initial on the piece as well.
Afterall, good work does speak for itself, especially those in such refined craftsmanship, even the tune is subtle, it will always be stylish and elegant as it is.
Image courtesy of J. Hopenstand, Switzerland