New at the ASW store this week is a supply of Simonnot-Godard's Jour Venise, hand hemstitched 19" square linen handkerchiefs woven in France. These are a qualitative cut above the Irish linen hanks that I continue to offer in packages of three. A better quality stuffing as it were.
The plain white square continues to be the most widely deployed of the available options for a jacket's breast pocket. It is conservative and stylish at the same time, the one handkerchief that can be worn without fear of being mistaken for a clothes horse during the work week. It is also the most flexible choice, complementing ensembles featuring white shirts, shirts with white collars, and patterned shirts with white grounds. That latter category of course encompasses most of the non-solid blue shirtings in wardrobes everywhere.
But remember to stuff, not fold.