Saturday, November 7, 2009
Now that cold weather is officially upon us, it's time to break out the heavier fabrics. I love this time of year because I have some kind of fettish for heavy oxford cloths, wool flannels, tweeds, and cashmeres. In fact, I like these thicker fabrics so much, I try to wear them head to toe in cold weather, including in my breast pocket.
I was looking to change up my basic white linen/cotton pocket square that I wear so often for something heavier, and more colorful, but couldn't find anything I liked, and didn't really want to pay $75 for a fricking handkerchief. So, here's my secret...
Go to a thrift or goodwill store:
Pick up a plaid flannel shirt for about $4:
Cut a square 16" x 16" out of the back of the shirt:
Fold the square like this:
TA-DA! You have a brand new, one-of-a-kind, winter-ized pocket square, for $4!
The great thing about this is, not only do you save $$ and get a truly unique accessory, but you also have a selection of hundreds, maybe thousands of fabrics to choose from.
Yours in style,
Posted by D Trepanier at 1:52 PM