A large part of maintaining your personal style is finding that delicate balance between fashionable and functional. This is not always an easy feat to achieve – those shoes that tie your outfit together so perfectly can sometimes feel like two tiny slaughterhouses for your ten little piggies.
However, sometimes, a product comes along that combines aesthetics and utility with such panache that dressing to impress is a walk in the park (even if it is one walked whilst still wearing those toe-crushing brogues).
The Animica USA Hankie Pocketbook is one such product. Always looking for scrap paper to jot important things down whilst out on the town? Love the look of a pocket square but find handkerchiefs to be pretentious and/or unhygienic? These 3.5″ by 5.5″ lined, acid-free paper notebooks are bound in textile-effect covers that are asymmetrically cut and tapered at the top to resemble the point of a classic pocket square when placed in the breast pocket of a suit jacket.
For those of us who feel naked without having a writing pad of some description in our possession at all times, this is a veritable godsend. No longer must our formal attire be accessorised with a cumbersome messenger bag. No longer must the coat check be priority stop number one at every respectable function.
Or maybe they’re not exactly the saviour you need or deserve, but just a fun and useful addition to an outfit. Whatever your reasoning behind purchasing one, these affordable and idiosyncratic ornaments are available in three different colours and are sure to add a unique and unorthodox twist to your formal or smart-casual outfits this year.
Animica USA Hankie Pocketbooks are available online from Animica USA and selected retailers now.