When Scott was a diplomat, he spent most of his time in a dark navy pin stripe suit. From London to Jakarta, regardless of the heat or the humidity, he was invariably to be seen slowly roasting in one of these suits. And, in his breast pocket, he always kept a white linen pocket square. This wasn’t a sop to fashion. A clean white handkerchief inevitably proved useful, be it for wiping the sweat off his brow as he waited for the Emir of Qatar to calm down, for dabbing the rooster blood off his tie at the cock-fights, or for tying up the winnings from the underground poker game run out of the Gandamack Lodge in Kabul. What Scott didn’t have and could’ve used, was one of these.
Taggart found this vintage leather handkerchief sleeve stuck in the back of a dresser drawer in one of the lodge bedrooms. Presumably it was left behind decades ago by one of Burnt Point’s well-heeled guests. The soft black leather case is embossed with gold lettering. The clean satin interior unfolds to allow you to pack up your pocket linen neatly and safe from the vagaries of your overnight bag. It is in excellent condition, and could be used today for its original purpose, or for treasured keepsakes, or even a favorite silk tie.
Dimensions: 6” x 6” (14” x 10” open)
Made in the USA