Mask in place, will the handkerchief be history?4 min read 15 May 2020, 11:40 AM IST
All products have a natural life cycle and the handkerchief too could be headed towards an inevitable obsolescence accelerated by the pandemic that has grown mask usage.
The mask is already haute couture with luxury brands launching designer versions while the handkerchief has become a retro accessory, like pocket squares or tie bars.
Is the dainty, lace handkerchief, symbol of genteelness and a love token for poets from Shakespeare onward, headed for the scrap yard of similar vanities?
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