Hare and Tortoise
In collaboration with textile designer Angeline Oei of A.Oei Studio, we have designed an original series of 6 pocket squares based on Aesop's fables - tales with morals that have accompanied many of us as children, and remain relevant even as we age.
Made of a lightweight silk printed in Como, our Hare and Tortoise pocket square features a simple palette of cream, mint and olive tones, with plenty of variation in scale and contrast for maximum versatility. Perfect with earthy brown or grey tweed jackets.
A Hare one day ridiculed the short feet and slow pace of the Tortoise, who replied, laughing: “Though you be swift as the wind, I will beat you in a race.” The Hare, believing her assertion to be simply impossible, assented to the proposal; and they agreed that the Fox should choose the course and fix the goal.
On the day appointed for the race the two started together. The Tortoise never for a moment stopped, but went on with a slow but steady pace straight to the end of the course. The Hare, lying down by the wayside, fell fast asleep. At last waking up, and moving as fast as he could, he saw the Tortoise had reached the goal, and was comfortably dozing after her fatigue.
Slow and steady wins the race.
- 100% printed silk
- Handrolled edges
- Fabric from Italy
Personalize your Pocket Square
Hard embroidered monograms add a personal touch to your pocket square, and are perfect for gifts.