Deadstock Chipp Pocket Squares At Their 1980 Price

One of the great things about visiting Paul Winston is that you never know what he’s going to break out for show and tell.

The other day Paul pulled out a stack of several dozen deadstock Chipp pocket squares he’d recently found stashed away somewhere. He figures they must be 30 years old, give or take a decade. Some are English-made, while others are from India. And among this pile of cotton and silk was one remaining price tag that read $11.50.

In a brilliant stroke of inspiration, Paul is selling the pocket squares for their original price.

You’ll need to come pick them out in person, however, as he’s not going to photograph 50 different pocket squares for the purposes of e-commerce. I chose the navy foulard above.

For a souvenir from one of America’s most legendary clothiers, as well as for the best value in pocket squares today, visit Winston Tailors at 11 E. 44th Street #501, right next to Brooks Brothers.

And hurry, because once they’re gone, they’re gone. At least until Paul find another box of goodies. — CC

9 Comments on "Deadstock Chipp Pocket Squares At Their 1980 Price"

  1. I live in Austin, Texas… No luck of me making it out to Winston Tailors anytime soon. I wouldn’t mind just sending a check and receiving a random silk though.

  2. Give Paul a call and see what he says.

  3. Richard Meyer | February 22, 2010 at 6:46 pm |

    Paul Winston is the best; I’ve been a Chipp customer for over 25 years.

  4. If anyone in New York wants to do a run, I have paypal and will happily send funds!

  5. I guess that leaves those of us without travel plans to New York out of luck–except for that quaint bit of technology known as “the telephone.” 😉

    It’s interesting that you call your pocket square–which is beautiful–a foulard. Upon reflection, I realize you are right, but I would have called it a paisley. I guess we can both be right and call it a “foulard paisley.”

    Love the suit it’s paired with.

  6. Henry, Paul is reluctant to do mail order not only because of the inability for people to see the squares, but because he insists on sending the squares insured, which he says will run $8 or $10, more than it’s worth.

    I told him to just shove it in an envelope and send for a buck. It’s precisely because the square isn’t worth much that you can risk a rare loss in the mail.

    Thanks for the compliment on the suit, though it’s actually a sportcoat by Press.

  7. I called this morning and Paul patiently described the squares to me and I ordered 16 of them for myself and some close friends. They shipped today and I should have them by Friday.

  8. Well done!

  9. Question. Are these Chipp brand (and made) squares? Or some other brand that Chipp sold? Would like to see scans from you lucky ones who got some.

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