I’ve started using Handkerchiefs. Apart from the trivial uniqueness surroundingĀ their fairly rare “DK” letter combination*, Handkerchiefs provide a service that is vastly underappreciated.

Here’s what you need to know.

  1. Handkerchiefs are not gross – there are some simple but clever folding patterns which allow 30+ clean surfaces (62 if you’re conservative) for nose blowing while still maintaining a clean outside so that your pocket doesn’t get gross.
  2. Handkerchiefs are affordable and environmentally sound – most pocket tissues contain 10 tissues. They run about $0.50 a pack. A $5 handkerchief more than pays itself back with one full usage of 60 blows – with 0% of the trash!
  3. Handkerchiefs are SOFT – much less harsh on your nose than tissues (except maybe the lotion tissues, those things are mint)
  4. Handkerchiefs are convenient – I’ve got into the habit of keeping one in my back pocket at all times. Color me prepared.
  5. Handkerchiefs are stylish – they don’t have to be white! But let’s not confuse handkerchiefs and pocket squares. Handkerchiefs are cotton – Pocket squares are silk

*Vodka, Roadkill, Grandkids… maybe one or two others?


3 thoughts on “Handkerchiefs

  • 9/20/2016 at 9:46 am

    Hear hear! I’ve been on the handkerchief train for years. Much more useful in the outdoors than the alternative.

  • 9/21/2016 at 4:52 pm

    Where do you get yours from Mike? I’m interested in them and need to know where to get the best deal.

    • 9/21/2016 at 5:22 pm

      I’ve been doing most of my clothes shopping at CTShirts.com lately. They have decent sales and promotions. I got this set on sale for $25.


      They are very high quality with high craftsmanship. I give CTShirts two thumbs up for all your business wear.

      If you’re looking for the BEST deal, you can probably go to a fabric store and make your own! This would be the ultimate affordable option.


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