Whilst Bristol’s Local Tailor had vowed not to dress his daughter in bespoke or branded finery – or write anything about parenthood for that matter – there has been an ever-increasing dent in my collection of pocket squares that cannot be ignored any longer.
Grace Blake, pictured, started teething rather early in life – she’s only 4 months old now – and, as any new parent will know, teething involves an inordinate amount of dribbling.
This dribbling, which often resembles foaming at the mouth, can leave a fresh baby-grow sodden by breakfast time! So, in an effort to keep our daughter dry, and afford her a modicum of comfort and, dare I say it style, we tied one of A Suit That Fits pocket squares around the butter-soft rolls of Grace’s neck to stem the flow. These particular pocket squares are cut from 100% Egyptian shirting cloth and are provided with the compliments of A Suit That Fits when purchasing a shirt.
The ‘Dribble Square’, as it is now affectionately known, has become a permanent fixture in Grace Blake’s already burgeoning wardrobe. Whilst Grace’s parents may not have spoiled her sartorially, her Aunty Tara has bestowed upon her a wardrobe of cute clothes that Grace’s cousin, Inca – born 6 months before Grace – has now grown out of and so Grace has inherited hand-me-downs to last an ‘infinancy’ and been afforded not only style but a dressing regime to give her father a run for his money!
With so many colourways and patterns in A Suit That Fits range of shirting cloths, there is a Dribble Square for every occasion. Whether lounging at home, taking a stroll in the park or watching Idles – Grace’s favourite band – there is a Dribble Square to suit, ahem.
I’m sure Dribble Squares will be a Bristol fashion accessory of choice before long, so place your orders early to avoid disappointment. And remember, whilst I am considering registering Dribble Squares as a Trademark, they are only available at this time from A Suit That Fits and come with a shirt. They can also be order separately in cotton, silk or satin.