Otway & Orford

'The Beautiful Game' silk pocket square (42 x 42cm)


Overview: ‘The Beautiful Game’ is a stylish and unique pocket square in silk with hand-sewn hem, inspired by a love for the true essence of football. It was created in collaboration with sports artist Paine Proffitt and is presented in a complimentary gift box. Made in England. Size 42cm x 42cm. Price £70. Free UK shipping.

Design & Inspiration: ‘The Beautiful Game’ is a stylish and unique full-size pocket square in silk and has been created in collaboration with Stoke-on-Trent based American artist Paine Proffitt, whose unmistakable style might best be summed up as contemporary naïve art. The romance and nostalgia of sport is central to Paine’s work, reflecting sport’s importance in defining and shaping us.

Painted in acrylic on canvas, Paine's original work was inspired by his love for the true essence of football and the work immerses us in ‘the feelings, the reality, the glory and heartache, the love and disappointment, and the beauty of the game.’

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 twin borders of blue and off-white together with navy blue hand-rolled & hand-sewn hem.

'The Beautiful Game' 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 vintage football 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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