What is the difference between a handkerchief and a pocket square?

Put simply, a handkerchief may be used in place of a tissue and is generally carried in one’s pocket (and out of sight) while a pocket square is considered a clothing accessory and is worn for show.

What distinguishes a pocket square as a ‘luxury’ accessory?

A few qualities distinguish a pocket square as being a true luxury accessory.  Namely, the raw material that goes into making it, how and where the raw material is woven and dyed, how the edges (or hems) are sewn, and how the corners are sewn.  To learn more about our pocket squares please visit our ‘About’ page.

What’s the difference between ‘Half Hand Rolled Hems’ and ‘Fully Hand Rolled Hems'?

Half Hand Rolled Hems are realized by hand rolling in conjunction with a sewing machine.  Fully Hand Rolled Hems are made entirely by hand without the use of a sewing machine.  Therefore, the artisanal craftsmanship and time required for these Fully Hand Rolled Hems accounts for their pricing difference.  The Italian Mitered Corners on both varieties of pocket squares are stitched by hand.

The corners and edges of my pocket square aren’t perfectly symmetrical.  Is this normal?

This is perfectly normal.  We’re proud to offer a pocket square that is an authentic masterpiece.  Because each pocket square is hand-stitched by an Italian artisan, every edge and corner is truly unique.  We, at Virtus Cardinalis, are proud to offer these one of a kind luxury accessories and deeply hope you appreciate the skill and human touch that goes into making each one.

How is the Virtus Cardinalis Handkerchief so soft?

Most handkerchiefs are woven.  Ours are knitted.  This reality in addition to the superior virtues of our USA grown Pima cotton provides a unique texture that makes our handkerchiefs the softest you’ll ever experience.

What size are your handkerchiefs and pocket squares?

Our handkerchiefs are approximately 12.5 inches x 13.5 inches (100% Made in USA).  Our pocket squares are approximately 33 cm x 33 cm (SUPIMA® Cotton, Made in Italy).

To which states, districts, and countries does Virtus ship orders?

We ship to the continental USA.  We also ship internationally to Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom.  If you are located somewhere else and would like to receive an order, please contact us at info@hingevirtues.com

When will my order ship?

While we do our best to ship as soon as possible from the day you place your order, we guarantee to initiate shipment within 1 week of your order.  Because of our emphasis on quality and personal touch, we resist sacrificing quality for the sake of mechanical and sterile efficiency.  We are very grateful for your business and hope you enjoy the care that goes into fulfilling your order. 

What is your return policy?

Consistent with our aspiration for virtue, we strive for 100% customer satisfaction.  Our policy lasts thirty days from your time of purchase.  Please see the Return Policy located in our website footer for detailed information.