Edited 7-10 - These are now available on the online store: http://thecordialchurchman.bigcartel.com/product/hand-rolled-pocket-squares-limited-edition
I've been spending quite a bit of time traveling in the car lately. What does one do with all that time, traveling from South Carolina to Ohio and back? For me, the answer is: I've been making some hand-rolled, hand-sewn pocket squares while riding shotgun.
Behold, the madras square in all it's simple glory.
Andy was being a big Presbyterian dork and followed the twitter feed for the General Assembly of a Presby denomination he doesn't even belong to. One of the sartorial observations from that GA was the following: "Apparently the pocket square is the new bow tie." While we here at The Cordial Churchman want to insist that this is a both/and rather than an either/or scenario, it is nevertheless true that a pocket square even without neckwear spices things up nicely. You're almost as certain--if not more certain--to be the only one in a room rocking a pocket square as you are to be the only one rocking a bow tie.
Mr. Churchman himself came with me to the cloth store and chose the fabrics. He picked out a couple of madras fabrics, a white tone-on-tone seersucker, a blue chambray and a blue/green gingham. I'll be able to make about 4 of each fabric, so they'll be a limited edition. These squares will be carefully hand-sewn with a nice plump roll. $26.
EDITED- These squares are now listed on my online store: