• JvdF Tie Bracelets

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    Two years ago, Justin von der Fehr stumbled upon a vintage crocodile billfold (circa 1950) that had been passed down to him from his grandfather. This singular piece served as inspiration for his collection of men’s wallets and bracelets. Each piece is made by hand using lizard or crocodile (by special request) and vintage repp stripe silk with contrast stitching. Although Von der Fehr began his career in fashion as a male model, his penchant for details and materials led him to create his own accessories under the JvdF moniker.

    A number of you ladies and gentlemen have been curious about these silk tie bracelets since being featured in Sergei Sviatchenko’s Close Up & Private photography collection. Starting at the end of February, JvdF Tie Bracelets will be carried in Paul Smith boutiques in London, Paris and Milan. The most convenient way to get one around your wrist is to email them at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). They will fulfill your order directly and ship worldwide.

    Feb 16, 2010 | Permalink (14) Total Comments

    bunette left a comment on 2/24/2010 at 8:56 PM:

    I always love bracelets, I’ve got a big crush on these ones .. love the colors!


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 2/22/2010 at 3:11 AM:

    JvdF—Thank you for sharing the origins of how your line is crafted.  I think it answers the questions posed within the comments of the readers.


    JvdF left a comment on 2/20/2010 at 1:59 PM:

    Just to throw my two cents in - I appreciate very much the comments listed. For those that are questioning the price - what is not mentioned is that in each color way, there will only be about 100 made. Ever. The silks used are truly vintage, (from the 60’s) not made three months ago and called vintage. Each is hand cut and hand stitched just as a proper tie before the sterling and lizard/crocodile finishes are added. The intention of my line is that everything is a collectors item, made to order and not available to the masses. My craftsmen are extraordinary and I value their time and efforts a great deal. So, no - this is not something you can find at Rugby stores at a cheaper price, but they do carry a fantastic selection of similar items of a different variety.


    Peter left a comment on 2/19/2010 at 8:09 AM:

    I have to agree with the comment made by Jody!  I bought one after seeing them on “close up and private”, the wrap is like something out of a Hermes vintage store, beautiful!  BTW, great blog!


    Sam left a comment on 2/18/2010 at 1:28 PM:

    Have to agree with Will- $225 is very pricey.The material used is very small- and with outer stitching…


    Jack Bollier left a comment on 2/16/2010 at 10:55 PM:

    Super chic


    rose left a comment on 2/16/2010 at 4:41 PM:

    If I had gotten a $20 rugby bracelet for my 30th birthday I would have given it back, but a $225 jvdf wrap is something I will treasure for a lifetime…

    F21 or Rugby RL can help you get the look, but true luxury comes at a price!!!


    magnolia left a comment on 2/16/2010 at 4:37 PM:

    I agree - you MUST see these amazing pieces in person. To die for- so chic


    Jody left a comment on 2/16/2010 at 4:33 PM:

    The quality and attention to detail is what justifies the price, which is not that high at all. There is a HUGE difference between what you can buy at a “Rugby Ralph Lauren” store and a store like Paul Smith or Hermes- Which in fact is where this collection belongs. It like eating Dominos pizza as compared to Mozza- its all pizza but one is a hell of a lot better than the other.

    You get what you pay for quality materials, quality product.


    ACB left a comment on 2/16/2010 at 4:31 PM:

    You must see them in person before comparing them to RL or Brooks Brothers… they’re not even close to identical (only similarity is they all go on your wrist)!!! JvdF bracelets are gorgeously handmade from vintage silk and are completely unique. I have one & think its worth every penny!!!


    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 2/16/2010 at 3:44 PM:

    Really beautiful, but the price is too high. I’ll stick to my Brooks Brothers watchbands instead.


    noelle left a comment on 2/16/2010 at 3:43 PM:

    A guy friend of mine actually got two as a gift and he wears them all the time. They’re super chic and look really special and well made not mass produced.


    N Ward IV left a comment on 2/16/2010 at 2:16 PM:

    I agree with Will. The Rugby Ralph Lauren Stores sell identical bracelets in the stores. They are about 10-20 bucks. I have a ton of them from the Georgetown store and they are great! (unless you have to have the croc or snake)


    Will left a comment on 2/16/2010 at 1:46 PM:

    $225? I would like to see the justification…


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