Words by Team Cantonment
Photos by Jason Guerrero
When we set out to create our flagship product, The Kerchief, and its corresponding brand, Cantonment, we were heavily influenced by the concepts of 'form + function' and 'style + substance'. It's why our logo is a plus sign and our tag line is an even more succinct version of this idea.
The Kerchief is designed to be a useful and stylish tool-cloth for your everyday carry (EDC). We noticed that most bandanas are too big to comfortably fit in a pocket and handkerchiefs are just too small to wear. So we set out to find that Goldilocks size. Made from incredibly soft, yet durable 100% cotton with clean, merrowed edges, it fits compactly in a pocket without bulking or bunching. It’s also large enough to wear in a variety of configurations.
Each set also comes with a nylon strap that acts as a neckerchief slide, historically referred to as a Woggle. The Kerchief is also fitted with button holes in all four corners. This allows the Woggle to be used to hang the Kerchief from a belt or backpack for easy access or drying purposes.
You can also create a makeshift tote by inserting the Woggle’s metal pin through all the button holes at once. This is great for foraging on a hike or collecting seashells on the shore.
We hope you enjoy this embodiment of Stylized Substance™ as much as we do.