The Story behind Henri.
In 1933, Henri Desgrange – father figure of the Tour de France, decided that the “king of the mountains” should be rewarded as well for his efforts. Nowadays, the king of the mountain proudly wears the distinctive red polka dot jersey; another demonstration that elegance can be fought for.
Style and Craftsmanship.
This unique organic two-ply red spotted handkerchief features hand printed red polka dots on thick, soft white cotton and is doubled with pure white organic cotton – still practical in size, but twice as absorbent. Henri is also available in our single-ply version, sleek, elegant and just thin enough to fit anywhere you please. Ethically made in Montréal (Canada), this thick cotton hanky represents elegance and commitment – in fact, we commit to planting a tree for each adopted handkerchief. Thanks to its quality materials, the TSHU handkerchief makes for a practical and durable accessory you’ll never leave the house without – as it is the perfect alliance of style and usefulness. Oh, and FYI, our hankies are not gender-specific. Ladies, gents – as long as you’re bold, this handkerchief’s perfect for you.
How to wear the handkerchief.
Ok, now that we’ve got the basics covered, let’s talk about the exciting stuff! Where to store your hanky (clean or dirty). Gentlemen, although our two-ply hanky is a little bulky for the task, you can get away with wearing Henri in the breast pocket of your jacket, as a pocket square. But the rebel with a cause wears it inside the pocket of his jacket and abides by the famous words: “One for show, one for blow”. Be creative. Henri also enjoys the back pocket of your jeans, the side flap of your briefcase or even your laptop bag. Just make sure it’s close enough to reach for when you need it the most! Ladies, forget your grandma’s sleeve! This fashionable handkerchief can be tucked pretty much anywhere. But, since our two-ply hankies are quite thick more maximal absorbency, we’ve concocted something special to store your TSHU and ensure optimal hygiene -> a practical case for transport that you can throw in your purse / diaper bag / executive briefcase and pull out anytime you see fit.
How to use the handkerchief [for the bold].
Now, how about how you use the handkerchief. Well, GO AHEAD, blow! And don’t be afraid, it dries (no really, it disappears, Copperfield style!). True story. Soon enough, you’ll be boasting your incredible skills at folding the hanky after using it, you’ll become an expert of snot origami, you will master the steps to handkerchief bliss: fold, store and reuse. And, if you have a large nose, a horrible cold or insufferable seasonal allergies, we’re confident that this two-ply hanky will change your life. Cyrano, we’ve got your back.
How to use the handkerchief [for the (just a little less) bold].
Yup, we’ve thought of everyone here! For those of you afraid of germs (it happens) but still excited by handkerchiefs, eager to make a difference for the environment? We’ve got suggestions for you too. Sweaty? Wipe your brow. Nervous? Wipe your hands! Sad? Wipe your tears. Hungry? Wipe your face. Clumsy? Wipe your spills. You get the drift… (and when no one’s looking, go ahead – give it a try, be bold and blow!)