Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Celestial prototype - a bespoke masterpiece with a hand-stitched dial

After four months of painstaking work, from the initial design conception to the arduous hand-stitching of the intricate embroidered dial, it is our pleasure to present the very first Celadon Celestial bespoke prototype, here seen with the world-first Suzhou embroidery dial, heat-blued hands and gold bespoke movement monogramming (photos to come). The silkscreened Celadon Seal is not seen on this prototype, but will be present along with optional silkscreened hour markers, on the production Celestials.

The embroidered masterpiece depicted here is the classical《雪梨雙燕》, or “A Pair of Swallows amidst a Snow Pear Tree”, translated into filigree detail by our Master Embroiderer, the heir to the two millennia old tradition of Suzhou embroidery, the most famous of the Four Great Traditions of Chinese silk embroidery (the others represented by Sichuan, Hunan and Guangdong), immortalised as part of China’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.

We hope our photos are able to convey the tremendous amount of minute hand stitches seen on this 3 centimetre wide dial, as well as how the silk threads change shade according to the angle of view and the lighting, and thus create a three-dimensional image. We invite you to imagine your own ideal image, perhaps of someone or something profoundly close to your heart, translated with such bijoux finesse, into a piece of elegant jewellery that you can take with you wherever you go, a  perfect eternal keepsake that shall never, ever fade.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Our upcoming Menswear Brand

It was just a matter of time really, the natural evolution from close to a decade in loving and experiencing sartorialism and bespokery.

From commissioning bespoke clothes, to commissioning bespoke cloths, and now finally commissioning an entire line of bespoke clothing and accessories of the highest quality!

We'll be offering suits, jackets, and pants in our characteristic elegant-casual style with some interesting and distinctive details, with our signature house-exclusive cloths (the cloths you see on this blog, and many more). These will be RTW but we'll offer bespoke fit and style modification at a modest surcharge over this, as all our clothes are made to bespoke standards anyway.

We'll also have shirts and pique polos, along with casual wear like jeans and leather jackets. And as a quaint novelty, MTM socks!

All our clothes and accessories will be fully Made in Italy (in Lombardia) by a group of artisans we have carefully selected over years of searching and trying out different tailors and craftsmen. Everything will be of the absolute highest standard, but our prices will be reasonable because of our exclusively online presence in this initial stage, and because we're doing what we love the most.

More details will soon be released, leading up to the official launch of our brand in January. But we are already operating in soft launch mode for our cherished friends here and offline. If you are interested, be sure to drop us a line at our sister brand's Concierge!

Celadon Concierge

If you'd like to contact us regarding ordering any cloth or the other stuff on sale on this website, feel free to contact us via our sister brand's Celadon Concierge -