Ever since I posted about Commonwealth Proper and mentioned that awesome floral handkercheif, I've noticed lovely little pocket squares everywhere I look. Does that ever happen to you? Where you notice something and then see it everywhere? Or hear a new word and then read it everywhere? I think that happened to me with the word "denied" when I was, say, five years old. Though for a while I definitely thought "denied" meant "admit," so maybe it was the revelation that it meant that opposite of what I thought it meant that really made it stick with me. You live and you learn, right?
Back to hankies. I'll be fair; I probably like them mostly because of their name. Handkerchief. It's so genteel, so sophisticated, so worthy of Mr. Darcy. But I also do think they're an underrated accessory. Think about it; how often do you need something to wipe your nose or clear that mascara out from under your eyes only to dig into your pockets and find nothing but gum wrappers? I think there's something to be said for being prepared and carrying one. That being my opinion, I've decided that I'm going to put my money where my mouth is (or my hankie where my gum wrappers are) and start doing so (hankies (no pankies) after the jump).
Which means, of course, that I have to write a post about them. Duh. I might be late to the party on this one, but I just stumbled upon Simonnot Godard's delightful handkerchiefs. I can't decide if $55-$65 is a good price for one of these or not, but seeing as I found these on the Barney's website where you seldom see anything under $100, I'm going to go with good? Who knows. It's all relative (to which my father would reply, "incest, it's all relative").
But once again, I digress. Simonnot Godard's website itself is in French, so unfortunately I'm having a tough time reading it. However, I can read numbers, and it looks like the purveyor of fine hanks has been around since 1787. So they've definitely had time to perfect the art of the 'chief. Here, some of my favorites via Barney's. Don't they make you just want to tuck them into a pocket?