For well over a century, Schumacher has been synonymous with style, taste, and innovation. A company whose collections have an extraordinary range with a respect for classicism, an eye for the cutting edge, and an unparalleled level of quality. So, I was more than pleased to see the presence of our Clusius pocket square in Schumacher's "26 Perfect Presents" Gift Guide.
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THE NICE LIST
I'm so relieved we made the Nice List (and not the other one). Our squares make an appearance in Traditional Home's December issue. the "Nice List" Gift Guide features a handful of well respected interior designers selecting items they'd like to give this holiday season. Of course, they all have exceptional taste but clearly Mary McDonald has the best! ...but seriously, I'm honored and grateful to Mary, Tori Mallott, and Anna Logan for selecting our squares. Great gifts are often tough to find for design-savvy friends and this issue is filled with a lot of great ideas. Check out the issue and find the perfect gift for all your friends ...even the naughty ones.
Whether meeting a friend for cocoa, going ice-skating in Pershing Square, or gift giving, you should always share your love of the season by dressing with festive flair!
Speaking of getting together with friends and loved ones, here is our silk pocket square Honor together with other awesome pieces. Our pocket square, Honor, was inspired by a collection 19th century medals of honor. Its unique stripes of whites, gold, pinks, reds, and deep purple are perfect anytime of the year but at Christmas time it looks like minty ribbon candy or the stripes of a pixie's stocking. Whatever it reminds you of, it is simply chic.
The Garden pocket square blooms with sophistication in this ensemble. Garden is a modern geometric foulard inspired by a 17th century garden plan. Each flower bed in the design features different floral details in pink, white and blue to coordinate with any classic oxford shirt. A versatile classic that will always bring freshness to any ensemble.
The Geode pocket square hits the right note in this smooth ensemble. Geode's abstractly graphic modern style features classical black and greys with notes of dark green, rich teals and splashes of vibrant yellow. Geode knows how to jazz up an ensemble.
We think you should wear exciting color 365 days of the year. But for Spring and Summer, there is just no excuse not to! A touch of color in your pocket is a perfect way to add a little heat to any ensemble ...even for the most conservative gentleman.
Our pocket square, Raceme, is a unique floral in whites, bright yellows, gold, jade green, lavender, and a richly vibrant purple. Above is just one idea of how you can mix Raceme with a wide variety of pieces to achieve perfect ensemble chemistry.
Ready for love? Put a little heart into it!
How do you show a little love to your Valentine? There is a long history of giving handkerchiefs as tokens of love and devotion. The Eros 100% silk square is a perfect token of love for your stylish companion. Wrapped in our gift pochette, it makes the ultimate Valentine!
Bring in the New Year in style.
Get a room. Celebrate like an Angeleno and celebrate New Year’s Eve at the “Spanish Masquerade” at The Bazaar by José Andrés. Our Meandros square works with all the elements to yield a perfect welcome to 2016.
Happy New Year!
No matter how much of a "star" a pocket square can be, (...and we are a bit biased on this point) we have to admit a square is most often playing a supporting role in an ensemble cast of equally talented and extraordinary pieces. Finding the right balance of strengths is completely worth the effort when your result is a classic sartorial blockbuster.
We decided to put a few ensembles together, in the form of style boards for some visual reference. Our mission: see how some of our favorite squares perform in a group. We also wanted to give an idea of how well our squares might integrate into a wardrobe.
Most of our squares feature a variety of colors. This can make it easier to find visual relationships with other pieces or inspire combinations. Classic pieces, dressy, casual, modern, vintage... its all good. It is all about the mix.
So, mix it up. With multiple folding possibilities, colors and prints we're sure our squares will bring enough "it factor" to create perfect fashion chemistry!
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If you consider the eye to be the “window of the soul” it will come as no surprise that eyes have been an enduring and poignant symbol throughout history. From the Egyptian eye of Ra to the all-seeing eye of God adopted by the Freemasons.
In the eighteenth century a more whimsical use of eyes emerged as a very popular trend. Called “lover’s eyes” by collectors, miniature paintings of eyes became a popular gift of affection as a token of secret love. This trend is anecdotally attributed to the flamboyant, style-setting Prince of Wales.
It is said that from the late Eighteenth Century when the Prince was refused permission by his father, King George III, and by British law to wed the widowed (and Catholic) Mrs. Maria Fitzherbert. The widow avoided the Prince's proposal by escaping to Europe. In order to keep his romance with her a secret from the disapproving court and in an effort to bolster his proposal, an eye miniature was conceived of and painted by Richard Cosway, a popular court miniaturist.
Apparently the gift won her over and they were secretly (and illegally) married. Cosway, in turn, painted the bride's eye in order that she might covertly present it to the Prince. Soon, other British nobility followed the Prince's lead and the trend spread to the continent, taking Europe by storm.
It is fairly well documented that the trend started before the Prince of Wales’ daring use of the lover’s eye. But who doesn't like a good story of romance?
These days there are many ways to show some love. Why not entice your secret (or not so secret) love by giving 'em the Eyes!