Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Viola Gold - A Style Revival Steeped in History and A Giveaway



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Do you know the history of the pocket square?  It actually goes all the way back to ancient times, up through the late 1700's when, it is said, Marie Antoinette convinced her husband, Louis XVI, to command that all handkerchiefs be 16 x 16 inch square.  Carried by true gentlemen, they were the symbol of wealth and class.

However, let's skip ahead a little to when they were actually used more for fashion not hygiene.  The early years of the 20th century found style savvy gentlemen wearing pocket squares with sleek suits and hats.  Its popularity remained over the next three decades before its use began to wane...until now.  The pocket square is, once again, becoming the icon of style for the gentleman. The hit show, Mad Men, may have something to do with reviving the pocket square.

Here in the South, my friends, Kristen and Travis, of Viola Gold, are helping reintroduce this throwback trend.  Named for Travis' tiny hometown of Viola, Tennessee, the company began in March of this year and has been a big hit with the 20-somethings on up.


Viola Gold offers pocket squares made from high quality cotton and linen as well some that are repurposed from old shirts of great quality and design.


Pocket squares are not only rich in history, they are stylish and versatile.  Wear them with suits as well as more casual attire.  From the board room to the Saturday afternoon tailgating party.







And, ladies, they're not just for the men.  The Viola Gold pocket square is for us too!  Check out this stylish look!


I know.  These are great!  AND, as a thank you to my wonderful readers, I'll be giving away one pocket square of your choice!  Check out their website ViolaGold.com  Then, enter below for your chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!!
Angie


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4 comments:

  1. Hey Angie...I love pocket squares! When my Honey Bee uses one it looks so dapper in his suit jacket or sport coat pocket. I too wear a pocket square in the Fall and Winter. Thanks for bringing this great company to my attention!

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  2. what a great history on the pocket square i love reading things like this, and viola gold makes some gorgeous one xx

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  3. So glad you're enjoying the post ladies!

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  4. Angie, you are bringing sexy back with this awesome post! Thanks for the chance to win!

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