As part of my accessories review for Frank and Oak, I decided to provide some of my sartorial insight on their Linen Pocket Square in Harvest Plaid and the Montauk Linen Tie in Cranberry. These accessories are versatile in the sense that they can be worn from spring to fall. Therefore you will be able to get a sufficient amount of usage from them without having to worry about it being a seasonal piece. The pocket square is 100% cotton and is handmade, which is a very rare nowadays in terms of pocket square production. It has a measurement of 16 in. x 16 in., which is a standard size and is commonly considered the traditional size for most gentlemen. The dominant colors in the square are orange, green, white, beige, and blue. Therefore, it offers a wide range of combinations that only furthermore proves my initial statement of it being a versatile accessory.
Style Benefits for Pocket Square:
· Looks best when paired with a solid shirt
· Ideal shirt colors are whites, blues, and beige’s
· Provides a nice pop of color for a solid colored outfit
· Coordinates well with traditional blazers like Navy, Khaki, Green, and Grey
Style Benefits for Tie:
· Once again provides a pop of color
· The Interlining helps form a great knot
· Ideal shirt colors are white, blues, and pinks
· Pairs beautifully with solid, gingham, and stripe dress shirts
The Montauk Linen Tie in Cranberry is a versatile accessory that pairs well various different shirt patterns and blazers. The tie is slightly brighter than it appears on the website but it is the perfect shade for those that enjoy adding some color to an outfit. The tie measures 2.5 in. in width and is also made by hand. Fortunately, it is not one of those senseless skinny ties that can only be worn with select blazers and shirt collars, however measuring in at 2.5 in., it is still considered a slim tie. The interlining of the tie is sturdy and forms an impressive four in hand knot, which is by far one of the most common used knots for most gentleman. (Strictly an opinion based observation.) All in all, the accessories are quality pieces that are worth their price tag of $25 for the Montauk Linen Tie in Cranberry and $20 for the Linen Pocket Square in Harvest Plaid. Pick yours up here at Frank and Oak and stay tuned for the rest of their F/W 2013 collection.