VANCITYSQUARES

Custom handmade pocket squares & handkerchiefs.

Vancouver, British Columbia · 1132 Sales

VANCITYSQUARES

Custom handmade pocket squares & handkerchiefs.

Vancouver, British Columbia 1132 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   Quality, custom and handmade pocket squares and handkerchiefs. Whether you're interested in a simple white pocket square, a floral print, a cotton pocket square or a one-off panda print, Vancity Squares has it.

My pocket squares are all handmade with fresh inspiration from GQ, my own awesome style, and of course, my wife.

Oh, and don't forget to check out my Instagram page! @vancitysquares

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Last updated on 29 Nov, 2016

Quality, custom and handmade pocket squares and handkerchiefs. Whether you're interested in a simple white pocket square, a floral print, a cotton pocket square or a one-off panda print, Vancity Squares has it.

My pocket squares are all handmade with fresh inspiration from GQ, my own awesome style, and of course, my wife.

Oh, and don't forget to check out my Instagram page! @vancitysquares

Rani Ablahad

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Healthy hobby turned business affair

I manage a metal fabrication company. It's not terrible, but it's definitely not my dream job. It can be hard working with family, too- which I do. But I realized that the stress from work was taking a toll on me. In other words, I started longing for a fun work environment, and it came to me in a dream. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich food truck!! Choose your bread, choose your spread, and no crusts! Unless you wanted them. Seriously, I got so into it I started naming the truck -No Crust- and looking for vans.. until my wife stepped in and made me take a good look at reality (fun sucker) (just kidding she's wonderful). I couldn't let go of this dream- literally- though, because I was pretty unhappy with my work situation. So she suggested a hobby. Something I could do to relieve work stress and take my mind off things. Now most people almost in their 30s would probably have some sort of hobby by now- but not me. I'm not the creative type- and I don't think going to the gym is fun. So the next challenge was finding me a hobby that didn't involve quitting my job.. Queue in pocket squares!

For our first anniversary, my wife handmade pocket squares for me (like I said, she's wonderful). I had always wanted more handmade pocket squares, so I decided that would be my new hobby. We bought a sewing machine, fabric, and after a crash course in sewing with a DVD, I started my new stress reliever. My friends were thrilled with at first free pocket squares, and I guess it turned into a thing. Now, Tuesdays are pocket square making evenings.
So, I am manager of a construction company by day- and pocket square enthusiast by night. Not a bad alter ego, if I say so myself. So enjoy looking through my shop, because I've thoroughly enjoyed making it!

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