Robinson & Dapper Pocket Squares

Woolly Pocket Squares

Robinson & Dapper is a Scottish company based in Denmark, in attitude and use of materials at least. R&D have been designing and making gentlemen's accessories — ties, scarves, bow ties and pocket squares — since 2013.

Robinson & Dapper use only Scottish lambswool, tweed and twill fabrics in their designs. The wool pocket squares are particularly suited to jackets with a similar thickness of fabric and texture.

The squares have hand-rolled edges and are produced in size that anticipates the thickness of the cloth when accommodating them in a pocket.

A pocket square should complement a tie, but if you're not wearing a tie you're left with coordinating it with the next item up — or down? — the sweater or the shirt. A square with colours that complement all the surrounding items is a safe bet, though you don't want to look too coordinate — perceived more by heart than reason, it never quite works when you do that.

This One

Thinking of your more wintery outfits — the greys, browns and blue thereof — and reflecting both aspects of your personality, you might be tempted with these options: Heavy Rust and Gold Twill.

The Heavy Rust is a muted and elegant choice. You would wear this, I'd wager, with your bottle green corduroy slack jacket from J. Keydge whilst rummaging through old jazz records in an independent record shop.

The Gold Twill adds a bit Spring-like vitality when you want a little more attention. I see you flashing a little of this one in the pocket of your Wyvern Vale alpaca tweed jacket whilst enjoying kippers for breakfast at the incredible East Beach Cafe in Littlehampton, Sussex.

The Gold Twill puts me in mind of A. A. Milne's Daffodowndilly from When We Were Very Young.

She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
'Winter is dead.'

You never forget the poems you learned at school. Not long till spring arrives.


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