We Are in Love With These Made-in-Philly Pocket Squares and Fabric-Flower Lapel Pins for Grooms and Their Men

Are these not the cutest little lapel pins ever? They're from ToBox, on South 18th between Market and Chestnut.

Are these not the cutest little lapel pins ever? They’re from ToBox, on South 19th between Market and Chestnut.

The other day, my coworker Emily—you know, she of PW’s late Diary of a Marriage blog column—came into my office to tell me that she had popped into that new men’s shoe and accessories store right on our building’s corner.

It’s called ToBox, it seemed to appear overnight (like, seriously—I walk by that storefront about four times a day and I can tell you that this place appeared as if by magic), it’s got some amazing goods in it that your dude seriously needs to check out—and, our favorite part, Dai To, the wife in the husband-and-wife owner team, makes just about the cutest stinking pocket squares and fabric-flower lapel pins ever.

Those are the lapel pins, above, and the pocket square, below. She gathers fabrics from all sorts of places—nearby here in Philly, when she travels to New York—and then whips these little guys up to sell in the couple’s new store.

Dai To's handmade pocket squares.

Dai To’s handmade pocket squares.

And so, of course, we had to ask: Can she make these for weddings? And the answer, happily, is absolutely! If you like any of the designs that she already has in the store, she can make any number of copies for your groom and his groomsmen. (We love the idea of these little fabric flowers replacing a fresh-flower boutonniere!) And, if you are interested in working with her on some custom  pieces, using whatever fabrics and colors your and your groom’s hearts desire, she is happy to do that, too. (She can even use two different fabrics for the flower pins, giving you a double-layer option to use two colors, and she can whip up round pocket squares in addition to square.)

Dai makes the lapel pins magnetic, but if you a prefer button or something else, she can do that, instead. They cost $39.95 in the store, but might vary a bit depending on any customization—same goes for the usually-priced $100 pocket squares.

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