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  • On Handkerchiefs and Pocketsquares

    Note the name: for it signifies something that is to be handled. This brings us to the principle that the arrangement of the hank/pocketsquare in the breast pocket must be done in such a way that that it gives the appearance of being there for use, and not decoration, although this latter function is fundamentally important if you are in favor of 'peacocking' (always an opinion at weddings, if one should need such an excuse). Any use of a second handkerchief other than that of display is a gesture inelegant in the extreme (although, I do not deter you from purchasing all designs available, please do not wear all at once). 

    As decoration I would suggest the lighter tone of the pocketsquare to relieve the sobriety of the a darker jacket or suit. Examples of this 'styling' of the pocket can be see on the product pages of each hank and in the images below. The use of coloured pocketsquares has increased as colour and patterns of shirts have become more popular and commonplace.

       

    Silk is not a fabric suitable for frequent washing, so it's important to look after this, I believe this adds an extra value to a pocket-square made from pure-silk (especially made to limited numbers, screen-printed by hand and here in the UK). There is unfortunately no way of making by machine any satisfactory hem reproduces the narrow rolled hem by hand. This is important, because a handkerchief placed casually, as it should be, in the breast pocket is bound to display some of it's hem. There is an excuse for extravagance here should you need one. 

      

    All our pocketsquares have been made to limited numbers by hand in England with design and illustration coming from Hannah Waldron, Mick Marston and Sara Boccacini-Meadows. 

    To view each product click on the links below. 

    La Casquette by Mick Marston 

    Kinder by Hannah Waldron 

    Foliage by Sara Boccacini-Meadows

     

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