Otway & Orford bring a touch of style, a pop of colour and the perfect personal finishing touch to any jacket or suit with unique silk pocket squares that are made and hand-sewn in England. Working in collaboration with leading artists and galleries, our strikingly different pocket square designs feature vibrant and original works of art depicting favourite sports, iconic aircraft and legendary cars.
Design inspirations include the Spitfire, the Red Arrows, the Le Mans winning Aston Martin DBR1, the Italian Job Mini Coopers, rugby, football, horse racing, cricket and tennis to name but a few. The art design pocket squares in our carefully curated collection never fail to strike a chord with the wearer and, together with their smart gift box, make for a stylish and meaningful self-purchase or a thoughtful present on any occasion.
The original inspiration for Otway & Orford came from my grandfather, a captain of several glamorous liners during the 1920s and 1930s as well as of Royal Navy ships during his wartime service. Captain A.L. Owens RD RNR always sported a pocket square, whether at sea or on land. My grandfather left me his collection and this started an interest in pocket squares. Our brand is named after two of the ships he served on.
Over the years I have collected hundreds of pocket squares but the final drive for creating Otway & Orford was a desire to find stylish and colourful pocket squares that were more personal to me, reflecting my interests and passions (outside of pocket squares). A pocket square is one of few opportunities for men to wear a visible accessory, so making it count is important. As has been written, ‘A man’s pocket square provides a window into his personality’.
We hope you will be as excited as we are when you come aboard and discover the Otway & Orford silk pocket square collection.