One of the pleasures of curating this blog is coming across another young, entrepreneurial, British menswear business committed to manufacture in the UK. Rampley & Co fits this mould, making a variety of pocket squares from Macclesfield silk and other materials, such as Harris tweed.
They have produced several designs and it initially was their Fine Art Collection that caught my eye. Developed in collaboration with the Tate in London, they reproduce dramatic works of art by John Singleton Copley, J.M.W. Turner and John Martin (seen in that order below).
|The Death of Major Peirson 6 January 1681 (at the Battle of Jersey)|
|The Battle of Trafalgar, as Seen from the Mizen Starboard Shrouds of the Victory|
|The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum|
The squares are made of high quality silk with hand-rolled edges and are ideal for folding or stuffing into your top pocket. At 42cm square, they are an ideal size, not too small, not too large. The benefit of a large, colourful and irregular pattern, such as these, is that you can fold it in many ways to create a wide variety of top pocket looks.
There is much more to come from Rampley & Co. This collection and others can be found on their website here.