Every Shade of Blue
In order to introduce you to Eugene adequately, we have to go beyond the wonders of this lovely blue handkerchief, and tell you Michel Eugene Chevreul’s story. Expert in colour, this Eugene is famous for having identified the various shades of blue (no, not shades of grey). You see why there was no name better suited than Eugene for this blue handkerchief! And here at TSHU we like it when things make sense. This is why we choose to plant a tree for each Eugene you fall in love with and go the extra mile to ensure that every blue handkerchief that comes out of our workshop will last a long, long time.
This blue handkerchief is the result of much care and attention. Eugene is in fact handcrafted in a very small village in the south of France, will lots of love. It’s doubled with electric blue cotton (same at its face – we compared the shades and can assure you they match!), in order to provide enough absorbency, since cotton lawn is quite thinly woven. How can you resist such a perfect balance between softness and style? And as if not enough, Eugene also offers a fair amount of absorption, thanks to its two plies of fabric, which you’ll most likely appreciate if you have hay fever or runny eyes. Eco-fashion aficionado? This TSHU’s for you.
Sporting the Blue Handkerchief
Our Eugene reminds us of a blue sky with no clouds. He’s got that je-ne-sais-quoi that just makes you want to grab him and keep him close. You may be wondering how to pull off such an elegant blue handkerchief… The answer is quite simple: as you please. You are 100% free! And good news is: Eugene loves to let you take the lead. Fan of the ’20s? Wear your blue hanky tucked into your blazer pocket, old-school style. You’d rather keep your relationship with Eugene private? Discretely slide him into your jean pocket or at the bottom of your bag. Snugging him in your sleeve is also a nice tribute to your grandma. Oh – and if you’re a super-tidy kinda person, you might love to store Eugene neatly folded (Marie Kondo style) into a pretty hanky holder, like our denim Casey.
Going All Out
Now that you know how to carry Eugene around with style, let’s dive into the important stuff: how to use your blue handkerchief – really use him. Don’t be afraid, you don’t need a degree in nose blowing to get there.
- Pull out Eugene and unfold him completely.
- Place your nose in the centre of the handkerchief (safest way to catch everything at once).
- Blow until satisfied (moaning with pleasure is allowed, but may attract the attention of your neighbours).
- If you’re done, refold and store away. If not, move a few inches to the left or right and repeat steps 2 and 3.
Taking It One Step at a Time
If you and Eugene aren’t sharing fluids yet, there are plenty of other ways to get acquainted until you both feel comfortable to overcome that first step. Eugene loves to help out on a daily basis, to mop up, scrub or clean. Glasses, screens, lips, clothing, hands… You name it, he’ll wipe it. A truly versatile friend! And once you are both ready to take it to the next level, your nostrils will be pleased to discover the softness of this blue cotton handkerchief.