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The Classic Handkerchief

The graphic handkerchief has had a bit of a comeback in recent years, thanks in no small part to Drake’s, but they’ve been filling the pockets of the dandied class for upwards of a century.

And it just so happens a batch of vintage Hermès handkerchiefs is arriving on the auction block this Friday (hat tip), the perfect chance to sample the old ways for yourself.

The vintage versions are more intricate than what you’d see in the modern day, with large-scale prints of military landscapes or equestrian scenes, but the effect when one’s stuffed into the front pocket of your blazer is just a blur of patterned color.

Think of it as a victory lap once you’ve mastered white linen.

Kempt Man of the Hour: Andre 3000

  • Jared Paul Stern

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*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

We have always regarded idiosyncratic impresario Andre 3000 (née Andre Benjamin) as one of the most stylish men in modern music. A fitting heir to Jimi Hendrix in many ways, it's felicitous that Benjamin (who has several acting credits to his name) has long had a Hendrix biopic in the works. Now he's branching out into fashion with his own line called Benjamin Bixby, inspired by 1930s football players.

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