This handkerchief is made from the finest Irish handkerchief linen, for a crisp, cool texture that will only get better with use. Linen is stronger, absorbs more water, can withstand higher heat, and lasts longer than cotton, and the Irish weave the finest linen in the world. These handkerchiefs are hand-cut to a generous 13 inches and hemmed with a narrow rolled hem, for a personal touch that extends to the smallest details. Perfect for your favorite seaman!
The anchor embroidered in the corner of the pocket square is adapted from a pattern produced in 1886 by a pattern company out of Lynn, Massachusetts. Nautical patterns, especially anchors and stars, were embroidered onto hankerchiefs as a farewell gift to a sailor on a long journey by a sweetheart back home. Each is embroidered completely by hand, exactly as they have been done for centuries - and though it takes more skill and time, the results are worth it.
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