The pocket square first made its dapper mark on the historical record in ancient Greece, when wealthy Greeks carried perfumed kerchiefs. In modern Europe, noblemen carried pocket squares for their delicate noses, or that of a lady friend in need. Today, pocket squares simply deliver a stylish flourish, to be tucked into your suit or pant pocket for your next summer soiree or al fresco brunch. Handmade in Los Angeles using a soft and durable linen/rayon blend sourced in Italy, they are finished with contrast marrow-stitched edges (also called serge stich, a sewing process that ensures the fabric never frays or unravels) for a pop of color.
Hand wash cold or dry clean.
Matthew Lenoci first developed an interest in textiles while living in Italy as a boy. As an engineering student, he began to view textiles from a more technological, functional perspective. He founded his textile company, Matteo, in Los Angeles in 1996, which now employs 50 people. Matthew favors small batch production runs, created in the U.S.A., and working with local and domestic stockists. For these pocket squares, Matteo teamed up with the Los Angeles company Apolis, whose storefront and office is just a block down the street. Apolis ( “global citizen” in Greek) works to provide access to private industry and worldwide trade in communities around the globe to create significant social empowerment and betterment.
Pre-washed Italian linen-rayon blend in a classic maritime stripe. Contrast marrow-stitched for fray-free edges and a pop of color. Available in Natural/Navy and Navy/Natural. Dry clean only. Made in the U.S.A.
14 ½ inches x 15 inches (36.7 cm x 38.2 cm)
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