As far back as I can remember, I considered the ultimate style compliment to be "looking sharp," as my dapper great-grandfather, Franklyn Sydney Maher (pictured above) called it. Growing up, our family befriended the Campbells from Ireland, who split their time between the Connecticut River Valley and the Green Isle, and passed down their son's hand-me-downs to my little brother.
The clothes that were too large for my brother, I would often snag for myself, scoring rugby shirts, hand-knit wool sweats, penny loafers, and sheepskin jackets to add to my already tomboyish wardrobe of bomber jackets, bolo ties, and corduroys. Even then, I mixed the feminine with the masculine, rocking a preppy, bookish style that I continue to embrace today... (along with still being a total Anglophile). Now, I wear my squares on the reg, and feel "finished" once I add one to any empty pocket like the combos seen below!
1. Theory Blazer, Vintage Sweater, Langston Pocket Square
2. Express Marque Deposeé Internationale Wool Blazer, Cooperative Silk Shirt, Frank Pocket Square
3. Actif Vintage Jacket, Vintage Betty Boop Tee, Johan Pocket Square
4. BDG Wool Peacoat, Rag & Bone Shirt, Leon Pocket Square