R. Hanauer’s Eyeglass Case + Pocket Square


I’m covering the menswear trade shows this week and one of more clever things to catch my eye comes from South Carolina’s own R. Hanauer, longtime Ivy Style sponsor. The father-and-son duo have just created an eyeglass case that sits perfectly in your breast pocket, doubling as a pocket square. It’s ideal for those who wear glasses — and pocket squares.  Also a smart solution as for those with 20/20 vision to put their shades in and avoiding looking like those peacocks at Pitti Uomo.

The cases are priced at $35 and come in all sorts of flavors:


They’re not yet up on the company’s website, so for inquiries email support@bowties.com. — CC


16 Comments on "R. Hanauer’s Eyeglass Case + Pocket Square"

  1. John Bracken | January 27, 2016 at 1:41 pm |

    Very imaginative!

  2. Excellent, but ultimately why?
    What else are people keeping in their breast pocket, iron fiings, broken pottery, 5cm lengths of barbed wire, sand paper, half eaten sweets, a toy Eiffel Tower, etc etc?
    A silk, or cotton handkerchief offers protection enough.
    (And (for the slap dash, or caught out) something to clean your glasses with too…)
    Either way – good luck to them.

  3. Charlottesville | January 27, 2016 at 2:04 pm |

    I can certainly vouch for the quality of R. Hanauer bow ties, and assume that these will be similarly well made. I also note that, whatever one thinks of the cases, the pinned club collar, tie, and sport coat look great.

  4. Thank you, from a fellow pinned club man. Had another one on yesterday. Pinned straight collar today.

  5. Bags' Groove | January 27, 2016 at 2:31 pm |

    A specs case masquerading as a pocket handkerchief? Just ghastly.

  6. “Masquerading”? Sounds like it more accurately describes a guy criticizing something on the Internet under a username than an eyeglass case made in pocket square fabrics.

  7. Fantastic.

    I’ll take one in a Gordon tartan and another in a Black Watch.

  8. Christian,
    Please share reports of what you see and hear. Southwick, Atkinsons Irish Poplin…

  9. Henry Contestwinner | January 27, 2016 at 3:30 pm |

    BG, who would have ever thought that you were a hidebound reactionary?

  10. Bags' Groove | January 27, 2016 at 4:06 pm |

    I’ll take that as a quite uncalled-for poke in the eye, CC.
    And you can keep your hidebound reactionary nonsense to yourself, HC.
    Meantime, a case masquerading as a pocket hanky continues to be ghastly.

  11. Love that coat – any idea where it’s from?

  12. @Bags

    Well it’s true you can’t blow your nose in it.


    That’s a Brooks Fitzgerald from a few years ago:


  13. Ward Wickers | January 27, 2016 at 10:45 pm |

    Have to agree with Bags, here. A fabric covered glass case seems, well, girlish. Wouldn’t be interested. I wear glasses, but they are always in front of my eyes, never in my pocket.

    I am a recent convert pocket squares, especially when not wearing a tie. Thanks to Bags who clued me into this added touch to casual dress, i wore a pocket square sans tie over the holidays to a few parties and dinners. Got lots of compliments. Now whenever I wear a jacket, I won’t leave home without my pocket square.

  14. Bags' Groove | January 28, 2016 at 4:01 am |

    Ward, you are a scholar and a gentleman. Thanks buddy.

  15. @CC thanks! First time commenter, been lurking for a few months, love the site. Question – I’m new to this game, but wanted to pull the trigger on an eBay BB fitzgerald coat 42R, and I’m a 42R in a J. Crew ludlow – would you say the cuts are comparable? I tried measuring my coat and it seems to match pretty well in terms of actual inches, but I don’t have a Brooks Brothers near me at the moment and have never purchased a coat online before.

  16. Not sure if Fitzgerald pattern dimensions have changed, but for me it’s true to size, whereas J. Crew requires you to size up. My guess is you’re a 40 in the Fitz.

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