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Sartorial flourishes for hound lovers

It’s a little unfortunate that over the past couple of generations, male sartorial standards have slipped considerably, to the point that few dress up anymore. All the more reason to applaud efforts by the likes of Turnbull & Asser to resolutely battle for the heart of the well-dressed man. Their latest salvo is a bespoke service whereby pocket squares—handkerchiefs to the rest of us—are customised with a picture of your favourite dog.

The service revives a tradition that dates back to the 1930s when Turnbull & Asser’s craftsmen hand-painted a customer’s favourite pooch onto its famous handkerchiefs. Fast forward to 2016 and the process is now executed in Macclesfield, England, with a mix of traditional hand screen printing and digital prints on soft English silk whose filament is actually stronger than a similar-sized steel filament.

Customers pick from one of three designs. Doggy Warhol is an homage that channels Pooch into a Pop Art Andy Warhol portrait. Renaissance Dog is rendered in an exuberant paisley print washed in red, navy, green or yellow; while Polka Dog channels Roy Lichtenstein by way of navy, light blue, white or lilac dots.

A high-resolution image of the beloved subject is emailed to Turnbull & Asser, and six weeks later, the handkerchief is ready to be admired, stuffed stylishly into a jacket pocket or used with much affection.

The good news is that the doggie treats continue with the Mayfair label contributing 10 per cent of the profits from all UK sales to the care of real life pups at the UK’s Dogs Trust.

Orders can be placed online or at any of Turnbull & Asser’s London and New York boutiques. www.turnbullandasser.co.uk

 

By Daven Wu

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