About

Our purpose: make you stand out with our colourful and original luxury scarves and squares

Our purpose: make you stand out

Colours. They have always played an important role in my life. A family legend tells that I learnt colours at a very young age thanks to M&Ms candies.

During my childhood and teenage years, I was lucky enough to visit a lot of museums and exhibitions which further enhanced my passion for colours and art. Around 15 years old, this is something that I started expressing in the way I dressed. From wearing bright colours, to pairing all the details in my outfits such as laces and cufflinks, I became my own ephemeral canvas.

Man in a suit with a red silk scarf, pocket square and tie

“Luxury is in each detail” Givenchy

Later on, as I started entering the corporate world, two accessories became increasingly important in my style: scarves and pocket squares. While in industries like banking and consulting I felt that the dress code remained very classic, leaving little space for personal expression, I tended to feel always overdressed in technology companies and start-ups that tend to ban dressing up.

That is why, as a consultant, I started wearing colourful pocket squares to break the “uniform” aspect of my traditional navy suits while pairing my jackets with a silk scarf allowed me to look stylish and sophisticated rather than uptight in more informal work environments.

How to wear a pocket square with a navy suit
A colorful pocket square will break the “uniform” look of a classic navy suit
Men in a suit wearing a purple silk scarf
A silk scarf will give you a more stylish look

Between 2015 and 2018 I had the chance to work abroad in Europe and South East Asia. There, I was exposed to many new cultural artefacts which I felt would make really good inspirations for fashion accessories. Having never designed any pieces and my background being in economics and business administration, this seemed to be a dream out of my reach

In late 2018, my life radically changed when a health issue forced me to quit my job and come back to live with my parents. Having left home at 16 years old and having always been a top achiever this was absolutely devastating to me.

Unable to stay inactive while recovering, I started learning photography and digital design tools while launching an Instagram account, @thefrenchdandyofficial, where I started posting pictures of my daily outfits. There, I had the chance to interact and be inspired by fashion lovers from around the world which ultimately pushed me to create my own fashion designs.

This is the story of The French Dandy, a collection of colourful and original luxury squares and scarves. They are designed for you, the elegant modern men and women who love dressing up in a classy way but with a touch of originality.

Classy man wearing pink accessories
Woman in black wearing a colorful designer silk square

Our creations can be styled by both men and women

Our values

Our values

QualitativeOur designs are digitally printed on a 14mm silk twill fabric we directly source in Zhejiang where silk has been cultivated since 3,000 BC. They are finished and hand rolled locally benefiting from unmatched know-how. Our manufacturing partner has a long history in the industry and is a supplier for the most prominent fashion brands.

Silk scarves being printed
Our silk fabric being printed
Silk scarves being hand made
Unlike the vast majority of garments, our silk scarves are hand hemmed

Original

Every creation is designed in France and tells a unique story by taking inspiration in art, history and cultural symbols from around the world. 

Colorful

Colour has a direct impact on our mood and our soul. Why always settle for white and black? Let’s be daring and creative, because after all we only live once!

Large designer pink, teal and orange silk square with frogs, flowers and butterflies
Peranakan ceramic plate with pink and teal design

Inspired by the culture of Malaysia’s Chinese community, our Peranakan squares are a good example of how we like to mix cultural influences and colorful designs

Durable
Silk being one of the most durable fabrics you are sure to keep your square or scarf for many years. Forget trends and fast fashion, go for quality and uniquenessCollaborativeThe French Dandy was born of a dialogue with fashion lovers from across the world and will continue to be based on collaboration. @thefrenchdandyofficial, you are more than welcome to share ideas for a design you would like to see, your latest scarf look or ask for fashion advices on how to style an accessory.