The origin of the pochette, or pocket square, seems to date back to the banks of the Nile River in ancient Egypt. Apparently, the people of that area used the ancestor of this accessory both as a cloth to wipe away the sweat and toil of hard work, but also as an object to flaunt their wealth.
Today, the clutch bag is used as a distinctive element in men's outfits, synonymous with class, attention to detail and self-care, able to adapt to solemn, formal, business and even more casual contexts.
«The elegant man is the one whose suit you never notice. » (W. Somerset Maugham)
Ancient Rome was the first city to adopt what was soon to become the male accessory par excellence: the tie. Roman legionaries used to wear a strip of cloth around their necks as protection for their airways during their long road marches. Over the years, the piece of cloth gradually thinned to the shape we know today.