Bruce Helander's latest book presents an artist's view on the amazing creative designs found in vintage handkerchiefs and celebrates their inherent and utilitarian beauty. Helander shares his love of useful designs and how and why to utilize a vintage hank in your wardrobe. He also examines the inherent attractiveness of functional repeat patterns and the beneficial accessory requirement for a totally well-dressed man. Among his related projects is his wife's wedding dress, which was hand-sewn out of antique white handkerchiefs. This book includes feature essays by Anthony Haden-Guest, who offers an informative perspective on the historical aspects of handkerchiefs, beginning with the British dandies of the 18th century. Elizabeth Sobieski, who outlines the creative use of a pocket square and the growing popularity of 'hanks' worn by the famed Hollywood stars of both television and movies.