Otway & Orford

'Battle of Britain' silk pocket square in blue, white & gold (42 x 42cm)

£75.00

Overview: ‘Battle of Britain’ is a unique and high-quality silk pocket square in blue, white & gold with hand-sewn hem. It was created using artist Paul Nash's famous 'Battle of Britain' painting. Presented in a complimentary gift box, it makes a perfect gift. Made in England. Size 42cm x 42cm. Price £75.

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Design, Inspiration & Quality: 'Battle of Britain’ is a unique and high-quality full-size silk pocket square, Made in England. It has been created using the famous aerial combat painting, 'Battle of Britain', by celebrated artist Paul Nash (1889-1946) in collaboration the Imperial War Museums (IWM). Nash had wide-ranging artistic and literary talents and was one of the most significant landscape painters of the first half of the 20th century. He is often remembered as a surrealist and war artist of both World Wars.

Dating from 1941, Nash’s original work was painted in oil on canvas and was one of four large works on the theme of aerial conflict commissioned from him by the War Artists’ Advisory Committee. The Chairman of the Committee, Kenneth Clark, recognised the allegorical nature of the painting, where it appears that defences rise out of the English landscape and attackers plummet to the earth that has defeated them.

In Macclesfield, the home of English silk printing, the artwork is reproduced with great care. This enables an excellent balance of design colour & clarity between the printed and reverse sides of the fine Mulberry silk twill, ensuring the pocket square looks perfect whichever fold is used. The image is framed by the pocket square’s lilac blue border and the skilfully hand-rolled & hand-sewn 'shoestring' hem in cloud white. The overall quality of this pocket square from the UK's leading maker is what you would normally expect to find only on London's Savile Row or Jermyn Street.

Gift Presentation: 'Battle of Britain' is presented in a complimentary Otway & Orford branded gift box with its blueberry-coloured lid and pale blue base. Inside each box, the stylish aviation silk pocket square is tissue-wrapped and accompanied by a card telling the story of the artist and his vibrant artwork.

We also offer a chargeable gift-wrapping service. We can wrap your free gift box with smart wrapping paper & hand-tied satin bow as well as add a personal message into the gift box. Price £6. Click here for more details and to order our special gift-wrapping.

Price/Taxes: Pocket squares sold to outside the UK are provided on a DDP basis (Delivery Duty Paid) to the EU and on a DDU basis (Delivery Duties Unpaid) to all other countries. See below and 'Shipping Services' for more information.


Full-size silk pocket squares are 42cm x 42cm (16.5” x 16.5”) and medium-size ones are 33cm x 33cm (13" x 13"). Dimensions may vary slightly following the printing and manufacturing process as silk is a natural material.

£70 is the RRP of a full-size pocket square and £49 the RRP of a medium-size one, including free gift box, to all countries. Items sold to outside the UK are provided on a DDP basis (Delivery Duty Paid) for the EU and on a DDU basis (Delivery Duties Unpaid) for all other countries. For EU DDP sales, the total price paid covers the applied EU VAT rate (covered as part of the shipping charges) and there will be no further charges before or on delivery. For DDU sales, the total price paid excludes any local customs duties, taxes, clearance charges and surcharges. If applicable, these are payable by the recipient to the carrier before delivery. See 'Shipping Services' for full details. Our pocket squares meet EU criteria for being a product of the UK.

We are currently offering free shipping in the UK. We deliver in the UK with Royal Mail. We deliver internationally with DPD, DHL, Royal Mail & Parcelforce. To find where we ship to and delivery details by country, including pricing, see 'Shipping Services'. These details are also part of the checkout process, ahead of order confirmation. For orders to the EU (DDP basis), shipping charge also covers the applied EU VAT rate.

Under our normal policy on returns, a purchase may be returned for refund or exchange following receipt of the item so long as you inform us in writing of your return request within 14 days following receipt of the item and then return it to us within 14 days of us acknowledging your request. Some conditions apply, see full details at 'Returns'

Made in England. Our pocket squares meet EU criteria for being a product of the United Kingdom.

High-quality 100% Mulberry silk woven into 16oz silk twill gives the characteristic sheen and cool touch as well as ensuring the pocket square sits nicely in the top pocket.

Silk should always be dry cleaned. Avoid pressing the hand-finished hem to preserve its distinctive 'shoestring' shape. 

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