Gentlemen’s Association member David Klueger sent us this unboxing shot of this month’s pocket square. If you haven’t received yours yet, you will soon; they’re rocketing across the world as you read this. If you’d like to get a square in the mail every other month, or if you’d like to order them sent to someone special, you can sign up here.
Put This On Pocket Squares: Fall/Winter 2013
We’ve just added two dozen beautiful new squares to our shop for fall and winter. There are English silks, vintage wools, Indian cotton and so much more. I think this is the best group of squares we’ve ever released.
View the new collection here… and if you buy two or more pieces from our new collection today, and we’ll give you ten dollars off with the coupon “NEWNEW.”
I’m always grateful to hear from Gentlemen’s Association members. Here’s a shot of our latest square, via Squalor to Baller (a blog worth reading if you don’t already). This fabric I brought over from London in my luggage the last time I was there. I had to buy a roller cart to carry it, but it was worth it.
The next round is something I just picked up in San Francisco, an Italian cotton that sincerely feels like silk. Spent a pretty penny on it, but I think you’re worth it ;).
New Square Alert: Rayon!
I spent about six months gathering vintage rayon yardage for the latest round of Put This On Gentlemen’s Association pocket squares. I went to fabric shows, trawled online and bought everything wonderful I could find.
We ended up with dozens of designs from the 1940s and 50s.
I just posted the first twenty of these designs in our Etsy shop. Some are already all gone, but you can take a look at them all here.
Four New PTO Squares
We used plaid cotton for the last round of Put This On Gentlemen’s Association pocket squares. A few were left over, and I thought members might like to grab an extra colorway, and non-members might like to get in on the action, so I’ve posted them in our Etsy shop. I decided to give them a bargain price, as well - the plaids are $45, and the striped one is $35.
Here’s the latest pocket square for the Put This On Gentlemen’s Association. Italian silk with a vivid blue paisley. Perfect for the transition from winter to spring. This will go out to members next week.
You can sign up for the club and get a hand-made square in your mailbox every other month, too. Just visit our signup page.
Sometimes in shopping for the PTO Gentlemen’s Association, we find ourselves with a bit of fabric that’s not quite long enough or has a bit of extra length. I’ve been making these little gems up into squares, and we’re listing one a week or so as (often extremely) limited editions. Above is this week’s: purple wool, with a gorgeous and very subtle floral overprint. A lovely compliment to navy, orange and green. While supplies last.
Wingtip’s blog interviewed me about pocket squares and the Gentlemen’s Association. You can read the results - including where we get our fabrics, why I love pocket squares and how I fold my square - here.
We were delighted to participate in StyleForum’s year-end charity auction. We added two of our squares to a lot that raised $750 for Ronald McDonald House. Thanks to the winning bidder and to StyleForum for letting us get in on the action!
Our thanks to everyone who stopped by our sale at Wingtip in San Francisco on Boxing Day. My mother and I had a great time meeting dozens of PTO fans, and almost everyone went home with a pocket square (or two, or three, or four).
If you’re in the Bay Area, and you haven’t visited Wingtip, you owe yourself a trip. The building is the former Bank of Italy, right under the TransAmerica Pyramid. There’s one vault full of neckties and one full of mirrors for custom clothing… it’s a really gorgeous space. I even got a great haircut from the in-house barber, Joe Roberts, while I was there.
Besides the sales floor (which is huge), there’s two beautiful floors of private club upstairs where the bank’s executive offices used to be. There’s a cigar room and a Scotch bar and a wine cave and a boardroom… it’s a sight to see. The coolest part is that your club dues can be spent in the store. So it’s sort of half private club, half customer loyalty program.
Lots of folks have been emailing asking if they can get in on the action other than in-person. At the moment, the answer’s no - we can’t run a web business at sample sale prices. If you want to get in on the PTO pocket square action, join the Gentlemen’s Association.