The Uptown Bourgeois aesthetic is one that tries to find the middle ground between streetwear and dandy suiting. If you're anything like me, you feel stifled by traditional suiting. You like the ability to express yourself in everything you wear, and you pride yourself on creating a life that doesn't require you to wear a suit. But sometimes, you have to wear a suit. There are just some occasions where it's the only wardrobe choice that makes sense. But fear not. When you do have to dress up like a grown up, there are some fresh and subtle ways that you can still inject your personality.
Rampley & Co. is a London-based brand specializing in one-of-a-kind pocket squares that are printed with images from historic and classic works of art. The silk squares are a burst of color in your pocket, but once you unfold them, they are truly works of art within themselves. The squares are printed in Macclesfield, which is home to a factory associated with the rich history of the British textile industry. Additionally, Rampley & Co.'s site contains quick tutorials on how to fold your square in a variety of ways. Not only is your square one of a kind, but the fold can also help represent your personality in your look.
The square I'm wearing here, The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum, is an eloquent and distinguished accessory that adds a strong touch of sophistication to my blazer. Sometimes, in an effort to stand out amongst the suited crowd, you don't need to change your entire look or lead things off with a bold statement piece. What sets you apart is in the details.
Click here to view the full range of Rampley & Co. pocket squares.
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