Ontario Armstrong & Clifton Wilson combined their creative chic to introduce a new variation in men's haberdashery: pocket squares (or a hanky), not intended for the typical "square" guy. The pocket square was developed from the linen handkerchief which was typically used for hygiene and placed in the back pocket of a man's trouser. Handkerchief's date back to the 1400's The concept of the handkerchief evolved in the 1920's when men began to see the handkerchief as more of a fashion accessory. By the 1950's the pocket square became common place in men's fashion and has remained an essential accessory. Under Armstrong & Wilson they run a full line of pocket squares which can be recognized by their signature the button and buttonhole which is sewn in one of the corners. Due to my love (or call it fetish) for madras, I really like the patched hanky called "Mad Man Madras".

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