Spring has sprung today! If you love the feeling of spring as we do, you can always keep a little spring in pocket anytime of the year. Sporting our Clusius pocket square not only adds spring to your pocket, it carries a bit of history too.
The Clusius pocket square is named after Charles de L’Écluse (19 Feb 1526 – 4 Apr 1609), also known as Carolus Clusius, Flemish doctor and botanist of French decent, who cultivated the dutch tulip.
Clusius worked throughout Europe as a collector of botanical information and material and also introduced various new plants from outside Europe. In 1593 he became the Chair of Botany at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. He established one of the earliest botanical gardens, where he introduced and grew a wide variety of flowering bulbs, including the tulip. He planted the first tulip bulbs in 1593, and hence 1594 is considered the official date of the first tulip flowering in the Netherlands.
Throughout history, tulips have been a symbol of eternal life and abundance. In modern times, the yellow tulip has come to represent light and cheerful thoughts.
So, who needs life, abundance, light and cheer?