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The Urban Gentleman PINBACK/BADGE Set

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Finally, you can own a little piece of The Urban Gentleman, and a historic piece at that! We've created 5 pinbacks/badges in celebration of our relaunch (including two special edition gold/silver pinbacks).

First Edition Set of 5 includes:

– classic Urban Gentleman logo

– modern Urban Gentleman logo

– damask print (one of our favorite prints)

– Urban Gentleman motto, "We Collect Fashion, We Create Style"

– Urban Gentleman motto,"The Original Urban Prep"

The designs are classic, and can be worn in MANY ways: on a shirt, jacket, hat, shoes, bag, tie, suit jacket lapel, anywhere there's a soft enough surface our First Edition pinbacks will certainly enhance it. And most importantly these are meant for every type of style; whether you're a prep, a hipster, a rocker, or like to keep it street this is a must-have accessory.

**Each set comes in a classic, american made, individually hand-stamped, eco-friendly reusable cotton bag.

Own a piece of Urban Gentleman history and order your set today...

Click here to order.

T.U.G editor Kanayo King can be seen wearing them in the American Workwear Lookbook.

Duluth Pack

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Duluth Pack sent us a few items to try out and I must say, I'm loving all of it. The scoutpack, featured above, has become one of my new staples.

Duluth Pack. Founded in 1882 by Camille Poirer in Duluth, Minnesota. In the 1870s Camille started a small shoe store, then in 1882 filed for a patent on a new type of "packsack." It was a canvas sack, that closed with a buckled flap, had shoulder straps and other new features. It was known as the Poirer Pack, and is now called the original Duluth Pack. (below)

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Jessica White; Vintage Hand-Made Leather Messenger Bag;

Illesteva-Frieda-Sunglasses (round frames); Lanisha Cole;

Boss ‘Malaki’ Double Weave Belt; Corduroy Toms;

John Varvatos USA ‘Hipster’ Chukka Boots; BMW M6;

Urbanears ‘Plattan’ Headphones; D&G The One (cologne);

Cole Haan 1985 Summer Penny Loafers;

Naomi Campbell; 1974 Maserati Merak;

Havanna’ Sunglasses by Super ; Vintage Ralph Lauren Linen Tie



An Urban Gent Basic: How to Fold a Pocket Square or Handkerchief

I happened to be going through a few of my old magazines this weekend and came across a page featuring pocket squares. I decided to share the page with you guys along with a few other photos of men wearing pocket squares:

I couldn’t post the pictures above without giving directions on how to properly fold a pocket square, so I’ve listed 4 popular ways to fold it, plus one “special way”. Alot of men tend to fold their pocket square or handkerchief using one technique every single time, without switching it up. That’s usually because they only know one technique- most likely taught to them at a suit store. Although it certainly is fine to have a signature folding style, it’s important to atleast know how to fold in other ways; so that you can switch it up every now and again. The next time you go out try folding your square using one the techniques below:

(follow the directions step by step, click to enlarge photo)

THE PUFF

1. Lay your pocket square flat with the two top corners horizontal. Pinch the middle of the pocket square and pick it up.

2.As you pick up the pocket square tuck the sides in as in the diagram. Don’t worry it may take a couple of tries to get it just right, but soon you will have it perfect.

3. With one hand firmly holding the pocket square, use your other hand to gently gather it closed.Now gracefully gather up the bottom of the pocket square.

4. Tuck as needed and place your pocket square in your jacket pocket.


THE PRESIDENTIAL POCKET SQUARE
(also known as the Flat pocket square, Straight, Architect, or TV fold)


1. Lay your pocket square flat with the two top corners horizontal.
2. Fold the the left side over the right side.
3. Fold the bottom up just short of the top.
4. Tuck as needed and place your pocket square in your jacket pocket.


ONE POINT/PYRAMID POCKET SQUARE
(also known as the one corner)

1. Lay your pocket square flat with one corner facing up and one corner facing down.
2. Fold the bottom corner up to meet the top corner.
3. Fold the left corner to the right.
4. Repeat and fold the right corner in to the left.
5. Tuck as needed and place your pocket square in your jacket pocket.

FOUR POINT POCKET SQUARE

1. Lay your pocket square flat with one corner facing up and one corner facing down.
2. Fold the bottom corner up to the top just to the left of the top corner.
3. Fold the left side towards the right, and up to the right of the “middle peak”.
4. Fold the right side towards the left, and up to the left of the “second peak”.
5. Tuck as needed and place your pocket square in your jacket pocket.


DUNAWAY POCKET SQUARE
(combo puff and point)

1. Lay your pocket square flat with the two top corners horizontal.Pinch the middle of the pocket square and pick it up.

2. As you pick up the pocket square tuck the sides in as in the diagram. Don’t worry it may take a couple of tries to get it just right, but soon you will have it perfect.

3. With one hand firmly holding the pocket square, use your other hand to gently gather it closed.

4. Now gracefully roll the top of the pocket square in the direction of the arrow.

5. Carefully lift the bottom points up.

6. Flatten the points.

7. Tuck as needed and place your pocket square in your jacket pocket.

There are many different ways to fold a pocket square. To perfect the art of folding I suggest perfecting the five folds listed above then begin mixing styles and techniques– be creative and think outside the box. Yes there are common and culturally proper ways to fold your handkerchief, but there is technically no wrong way; so grab your pocket square and suit jacket and just play around until you find a style that fits your personal look.


*directions courtesy of samhober

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