This white, Irish linen handkerchief is made from 100% Irish linen and finished with a narrow rolled hem and a satin corded edge. Please not this is NOT a printed border, but a thin cord hand-sewn to the very edge of the handkerchief. Please see the color card (Image 2) to choose your border color or send a message.
The embroidery, done in any color or shade you choose, consists of stem stitch artfully tapered to enhance the shape of each letter for a distinguished look. Each is embroidered completely by hand - not machine - and, although it takes more skill and more time, the results are worth it. The script used is from a late nineteenth-century embroidery book, printed in America.
These handkerchiefs are cut to a generous 13 inches square, and come ironed and lightly starched for a luxurious, crisp feel. They will soften naturally with washing and use, but won't fuzz or pill up, and don't fall apart like cotton handkerchiefs eventually will.
It's the little details that count -
Handmade in the U.S., using only the finest Irish linen. The Irish weave the finest linen in the world, with a beautiful texture and strong, long fibers. This means it'll last longer.
Traditionally, only a linen handkerchief could be folded as a pocket square in a suit. The polyester corner sewn to a piece of paper just won't cut it! Linen is considered even more formal than silk for pocket squares, and a white handkerchief is always suitable, from everyday wear to the most formal occasions.
Linen is much stronger and more durable than cotton, and it's been used for thousands of years. This is what the Egyptians wrapped their mummies in.
Looking for hand-rolled hems? We have them in the same beautiful linen, here: https://www.broideriestitch.com/products/hand-rolled-white-linen-pocket-square-handkerchief
I love to hear from my customers! Whether this for your groomsmen in Vegas, a grandfather in Ontario, or a sweetheart here at home, I love knowing where each handkerchief ends up. Have a special design you'd like embroidered? Message me for details!