Sunday, July 10, 2011
The 90 centimeter (35") on a side square is a costly piece of cloth because of its size, but it is also a flexible one. Folded in what Hermes calls the Torsade, it makes a better neckerchief than a neckerchief, and folded Au Masculin, a much better ascot than an ascot.
In the photos, a Hilditch & Key silk and cashmere square made for that firm's Paris store years ago by Drake's London, as related in this past Thursday's guest post Reminiscenses of Hilditch & Key Paris. The blue is the blue of a dress shirt and when the square is worn only glimpses of the pattern are visible as colored highlights.