The story behind Gilbert.
French singer Gilbert Bécaud, aka “Mr. 100,000 Volts”, was renowned for his energetic performances. A fan of sporting dark blue suits, he was rarely seen without his lucky tie which was—you guessed it—navy with white polka dots! Our Gilbert hanky, timeless with a retro twist, is a homage to this extraordinary crooner and will surely become your new favourite outfit staple.
A timeless, elegant and long-lasting friendship.
This handsome blue hanky features an elegant white polka dot design, hand-printed on a single ply of light, supple, navy blue organic cotton sateen. Ethically handmade with loads of care, Gilbert is one of our most beloved styles—sleek, timeless and oh-so-soft.
Machine washable, TSHU handkerchiefs are made to last—and this blue hanky is no exception. A trusty ally to follow you anywhere you go, Gilbert is made of the highest quality materials.
Big nose? Explosive sneezes? We hear you! Gilbert is also available in our famous two-ply cotton, for a handkerchief that’s twice as absorbent but still practical in size.
Dressed up or down, but always classy.
One can flaunt lovely Gilbert by wearing him in a visible manner, as a stylish pocket companion. Or simply stuff him in your bag to take him out in times of need (don’t worry, he’s not that kind of snotty and would never judge a messy purse). Either way, count on Gilbert to be both your front-of-house and behind-the-scenes wingman.
The TSHU meaning of love.
All TSHUs are ethically (and lovingly) handmade by our team of dedicated seamstresses in Montreal (Canada) and Provence (France). We love our team just as much as our hankies, and would never compromise on good working conditions—even if it means higher production costs. The only corners we cut are fabric ones!
And speaking of fabric, well that’s exactly our shtick—one does not make an elegant and committed handkerchief unless it is made out of 100% washable cotton. Think of all the paper tissues you won’t be using and throwing away every time you blow, wipe and sniffle. So to thank you for making a little step towards lowering your ecological footprint, we plant one tree for each TSHU you adopt. Gives a whole new meaning to “a little goes a long way”, doesn’t it?
Find out more about TSHU’s commitment to loving our planet a little better here.