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Some editorial shots I did for collection II

 

 

 

 

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Woods of Shropshire has some really cheap (£8-10) staple-like silk handkerchiefs, such as white pindots on navy. Is there any good reason to avoid these and save up for Turnbull & Asser or other more expensive brands?

At those prices, my guess (since I cannot handle them) is that the bargain PS would be quite a bit lower in silk quality and the finishing would probably not be up to the standards of T&A. I'm assuming they're made in China from export-quality silk.

Personally, I would rather have one splendid PS than ten cheap-looking ones.

 

Thanks. Still, they're cheap enough that I may order one the next time I order some socks or something from Woods.

 

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If you are near Macclesfiled I would drive over to the silk museum and pick up a few of the squares they have for sale. T&A has some of thier stuff made thier and some very good deals can be had. My grandfather lives just up the road from the museum and I make a stop there every time we fly over, well worth the trip.

 

I live nowhere close, I'm afraid, but it seems like it could be an interesting place to visit, if I could find some additional reasons to travel to that area.

 

I just found this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silk_Industry_of_Cheshire

 

A very interesting bit of economic history, far less known than the wool and cotton industries.

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It's close to the Peak District, treat yourself to a weekend out.
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Ok, before discovering SF I didn't own a single pocket square so I decided to take inventory and see how much this thread has cost me since I started lurking a couple of years ago. smile.gif Definitely more $ than I'll admit to my wife.



(I like Drake's)


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Wonderful collection! So many nice Drakes :)

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After years of searching I finally located a quality Union Jack pocket square (my British wife is so proud smile.gif )

100% linen (made in Italy with hand sewn edges) found at Cable Car Clothiers in San Francisco. If you want one, better call them quickly. They just had a few and they aren't on their website.

http://www.cablecarclothiers.com/

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The Union Jack is pretty cool. It's much more amenable to being worn as a pocket square than any other flag that I can think of. The stars and stripes might be workable, especially if you move some elements around to make it more symmetrical.

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I'd pay nicely for one of those. Or perhaps, on a non-flag but similar note...
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If you are near Macclesfiled I would drive over to the silk museum and pick up a few of the squares they have for sale. T&A has some of thier stuff made thier and some very good deals can be had. My grandfather lives just up the road from the museum and I make a stop there every time we fly over, well worth the trip.


 Well, I never thought of that and I actually live in Macc. Might pay the place a visit this weekend.

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Take pics, i'd say
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It's a good time with a nice cafe. After you notice the deals on the ties you will wonder where that little shop has been all your life.
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I'm loving this vintage Ferregamo on the bay:

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Unfortunately, it's got some condition issues.
Looks like the medieval guys who ruled Egypt and the Middle East after the failed French conquest of Egypt.

Looks super!! What a ps!
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Woods of Shropshire has some really cheap (£8-10) staple-like silk handkerchiefs, such as white pindots on navy. Is there any good reason to avoid these and save up for Turnbull & Asser or other more expensive brands?

If you are near Macclesfiled I would drive over to the silk museum and pick up a few of the squares they have for sale. T&A has some of thier stuff made thier and some very good deals can be had. My grandfather lives just up the road from the museum and I make a stop there every time we fly over, well worth the trip.
No reason at all. Macclesfield field Jacquard weave silk is beautiful stuff and IMO superior to Turnbull and Asser*. My T&A ps are dull and some of my Maccleafield ps is amazing.

* Mother's side worked in the Macclesfield silk industry hence my opinion may not be objective
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

After years of searching I finally located a quality Union Jack pocket square (my British wife is so proud smile.gif )


100% linen (made in Italy with hand sewn edges) found at Cable Car Clothiers in San Francisco. If you want one, better call them quickly. They just had a few and they aren't on their website.

http://www.cablecarclothiers.com/


PSGuy aside from your style, always thought there was other cool stuff too. Now I know your an Anglophile!
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If you look at the rolls of silk at the Macc museum you should see some of the prints are made for T&A amongst others. I have a few pictures from last trip that I will try to find.
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