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Pocket Squares: A Discussion Thread, Questions, Opinions, Suggestions..... - Page 237post #3541 of 38329/1/13 at 6:57am
Styleforum Top Pickspost #3542 of 38329/11/13 at 11:46amThread StarterVintage motorcycle expert Paul D'orleans is the creator of the blog The Vintagent. http://thevintagent.blogspot.com/
Paul also has other creative projects including a wet plate photography collection called "MotoTintype" featuring vintage motorcycles. He has reproduced two images "Wall of Death" and "Joshua Tree" on silk pocket squares here in San Francisco.
Wall of Death-
Derived directly from United States motorcycle boardtrack (motordrome) racing in the early 1900s, the very first carnival motordrome appeared at Coney Island amusement park (New York) in 1911. The following year portable tracks began to appear on travelling carnivals, and in 1915 the first "silodromes" with vertical walls appeared and were soon dubbed the "Wall of Death." The carnival attraction became a staple in the United States outdoor entertainment industry with the phenomenon reaching its zenith in the 1930s, with more than 100 motordromes on travelling shows and in amusement parks.
The audience views from the top of the drum, looking down. The riders start at the bottom of the drum, in the centre, and ascend an initial ramped section until they gain enough speed to drive horizontally to the floor, usually in a counter-clockwise direction (the physical explanation behind this act is found at Banked turn and The turning car.) This act is famous in the United Kingdom, and often is seen at fairs. In the 2000s, there remain only few touring Walls of Death. "The Demon Drome", "Messhams Wall of Death" and the "Ken Fox Troupe",. These acts feature original American Indian motorcycles which have been in use since the 1920s. In the United States the premier Show is the American Motordrome Company, which uses several Vintage Indian Scout Motorcycles from the 20's to give the audience a view of how these Shows were done in their Heyday.
Anyone interested in Paul's pocket squares can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org #3543 of 38329/11/13 at 3:03pmpost #3544 of 38329/11/13 at 8:07pmpost #3545 of 38329/12/13 at 8:55pmpost #3546 of 38329/12/13 at 9:25pm
Actually, most of Drakes pocket squares are made in Italy. They have a few types. The ones for which they are most well known are made in Italy. Those are the ones with all of the interesting patterns and designs. The fall/winter ones are 70% wool and 30% silk, and the spring/summer are 100% cotton. All made in Italy. They sell some 100% silk ones, which are made in England. They also sell some cotton and linen ones that are almost certainly made by Simmonot-Godard.
Paul Stuart sells a number of wool/silk squares which I'm fairly certain are made by the same manufacturer in Italy. The borders are the giveaway. The colors are always very rich.post #3547 of 38329/12/13 at 9:40pmpost #3548 of 383210/5/13 at 7:21am
I've made this for me ... the whole hemmed by hand ... more than 40x40 cm ... so do not go down every time in the breast pocket of his jacket.post #3549 of 383210/10/13 at 1:01ampost #3550 of 383210/10/13 at 3:27pmpost #3551 of 383210/11/13 at 5:39pm
I have that square. It's surprisingly useful as a conversation starter with women and often leads to them fishing for an invitation to go dancing after I show it to them and explain that it's a "cheat sheet" for dance steps. Being married, that doesn't actually end up doing me any good, but if you're single, one of these could definitely be a good investment.
I've moved this one to the bottom of the drawer for the season, however, and now am wearing grenadine PSs from Sam Hober which seem to take being subtle and understated to an entirely new level. Or maybe that's just my imagination. In any case, they're definitely a much more subtle look that the GTH-colored squares that I wear in the warmer months.post #3552 of 383210/20/13 at 10:31amThread Starterpost #3553 of 383210/20/13 at 10:34ampost #3554 of 383210/21/13 at 9:14ampost #3555 of 383210/21/13 at 9:21amQuote:
The Put This On version is handmade in the US of Irish linen, with handrolled edges, 16x16, of Irish Linen. $45.
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