wow. cool tool..might need to lay my hands on one.
We just took receipt of a bunch of bordered pocket squares, designed in Japan and printed in Italy.
While most of our instructions were followed through with no problems i.e. printing the pattern on the grain, colour specifications, size, the one thing we reminded them several times over was that we wanted the fabrics to come on the bolts, uncut and unfinished. This is because we are proud of our own self-taught hand-rolling capabilities and do not believe in simply buying finished products and selling them.
Unfortunately, they came finished with machine-rolled edges. To us, machine-rolled edges look untidy and very carelessly done - the stitches are about 2 to 3 times further apart compared to our own work; the edges are unforgivingly uneven; and there are some inevitable loose stitches. To top it off, the thread along the machine-rolled edges is exposed hence risk being easily hooked by a sharp object, damaging the entire pocket square. (see comparison pictures above)
We had no choice but to trim off the machine-rolled edges and re-roll them by hand. This may be more work for us but at least the final product is an intricately handsewn pocket square, with our signature “V” stitch at each joining corner.
From the onset, Diana and I decided if we are going to sew our own pocket squares and neckties (and soon, shirts!), we will ensure every single piece is something we are proud of.
(wouldn’t expect anything less from you guys :) )
cute look. but too much blue