Friday, 30 November 2012

Winter Accessories Part 1: Berg & Berg Pocket Squares

I got a nice little parcel from Berg & Berg of Norway this Tuesday. The parcel held three types of goods: ties, pocket squares and socks. I decided to share the items into three parts, admittedly to have more things to post, but also because I love this kind of detail shots taken of beautiful things.

First part: some kickass fall/winter pocket squares.

The first square is probably my new favorite pocket square. A natural white with a burgundy pattern wool flannel square, so soft to touch and just perfect for the season. The colors are also quite a good match for many combinations, making it a good go-to square when you have some similar tones on you. Also, the delicious flannel as a material works with formal and casual items alike.

The other square is a natural white with navy and blue curls. The material is a wool twill, and it is fills out a hole that's been in my wardrobe for quite some time - a non-silk blue pocket square. As you probably have noticed, I like wearing blue, and some more variation to the pocket squares I can use in those combinations is more than welcome.

More of these in tasty close-ups later this weekend.

Both pocket squares are handrolled and the quality is normal Berg & Berg - very good. After getting these two bad boys I'm really lusting to buy all the flannel squares and maybe a few others as well. Now that they offer shipping from within the European Union and you can avoid the customs problems, these 26 EUR squares offer a pretty fantastic value.

Part two will include the socks, leaving the ties last for part three. Also an outfit post with some, you guessed it, blue.


  1. I would always recommend Berg & Berg - I've bought from them before (pocket squares and socks) and have been very happy with them.

    1. Hey Ray,

      Yes, the prices are more than right and the quality is always good. Also, it's nice to support a fellow Nordic company. :)

  2. I really like your blog and can´t wait to see some close-ups on the new ties. Keep up the good work!

  3. The squares are lovely. I've recently seen some Berg&Berg wool ties up close and I remained with a very good impression about quality, which in a silk tie is much more difficult to tell.

    Is that the view from your apartment? It's awesome, what can be cooler than drinking the morning cofee and smoking a cigarette looking at the lake


    1. Yes they are. I have some silk ties as well, and I think they are rather similar to other ties in the price range, but tend to have a lot cooler designs and colors. The wool and linen ties are exceptionally good though, and I've been very happy with them.

      The view is actually from my parents' place. You know Finland, about 200.000 lakes, so pretty much every house looks at a small or a bigger lake. :)