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Sad history of a pocket square

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Sad history of a pocket square

While it is noble to give someone a distinctive pocket square, you may need to do more. Consider this brief history of a typical pocket square.

1. Don creates a pocket square design.
2. Silk is printed and hemmed by hand in France.
3. You buy the pocket square as a gift for your uncle Greg.
4. Greg unwraps the pocket square and admires the design.
5. Greg puts the pocket square in his sock drawer.
FIFTY YEARS LATER
6. An executor of poor, sad, friendless Greg’s estate discovers the pocket square in Greg’s sock drawer and admires the design.

If only uncle Greg had slipped the pocket square into the breast pocket of his favorite blazer, his whole life could have been different. Instead of a pathetic drudge with an unfulfilling career he could have soared to the pinnacle. His distinctive pocket square would have marked him as a gentleman with flair and refined good taste—a wild spirit no cage could hold. Fame, fortune, friendship his and the accolade within his grasp.

LESSON: To unlock the true potential of a distinctive pocket square, one must wear it. It cannot work its magic in the sock drawer. 

Don

P.S. Coincidentally, I have some new pocket squares for sale here.

Comments on this post (3)

  • Aug 15, 2019

    I am using your green frog pocket square as a scarf tied to my vintage summer straw purse. I like the look and it is the perfect size. I don’t like frogs but the green in the square is beautiful and makes its on statement. Thank you for the color choice and the size. There is always more than once use for an item so your creation was not wasted in Uncle Greg’s drawer. Someone donated it to the Goodwill and I purchased it and it is now being used in another way. See!
    Thanks, Patricia

    — Patricia

  • Sep 30, 2016

    There are countless tutorials on Google with lots of folding alternatives. I still prefer the jam-it-in technique.

    — Don Moyer

  • Sep 15, 2016

    I’m intimidated by pocket squares. I can never get them to look right. How do you fold them? Your nice ones I find even more so.
    Please produce a tutorial. Thank You

    — David Kush

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