Otway & Orford

'Battle of Britain' silk pocket square (42 x 42cm)


Overview: ‘Battle of Britain’ is a stylish and unique pocket square in silk with hand-sewn hem. It was created using artist Paul Nash's famous 'Battle of Britain' painting and is presented in a complimentary gift box. Made in England. Size 42cm x 42cm. Price £70. Free UK shipping.

Design & Inspiration: 'Battle of Britain’ is a stylish and unique full-size pocket square in silk and 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.

The artwork is reproduced with a good balance of colour between the printed and reverse sides of the silk pocket square so works perfectly with any pocket square fold. The image is framed by the pocket square’s lilac blue border and cloud white hand-rolled & hand-sewn hem.

'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 high-quality aviation silk pocket square is tissue-wrapped and accompanied by a card telling the story of the artist and his vibrant artwork.

Price: Pocket squares sold outside the UK are provided Delivery Duties Unpaid (DDU). See below for more information.


Full-size silk pocket square, 42cm x 42cm (16.5” x 16.5”). Dimensions may vary slightly following the printing and manufacturing process as silk is a natural material.

£70 is the price of a pocket square, including free gift box, to all countries as there is no UK VAT/sales tax levied on sales from this website. Items sold to outside the UK are provided Delivery Duties Unpaid (DDU) and the price excludes any local customs duties, taxes and clearance charges. If applicable, these are payable by the recipient to the carrier before delivery. Our pocket squares meet EU criteria for being a product of the UK.

We are currently offering free UK shipping for all orders and free international shipping for orders of two or more pocket squares. We deliver in the UK with Royal Mail and internationally with DPD, DHL, Parcelforce & Royal Mail. To find where we ship to and delivery details by country see 'Delivery'. These details are also part of the checkout process, ahead of order confirmation. 

A purchase may be returned for refund or exchange so long as we are informed in writing within 14 days following receipt of the item and it is returned within 14 days of us accepting the request. Full details at 'Returns'

Made in England; printed and manufactured with hand-finishing in Macclesfield Cheshire, the traditional home of English silk printing. 

High-quality 100% Mulberry silk woven into 15oz 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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