I recently was doing research on handkerchiefs for this blog and I guess I learned more than I wanted to learn. As a result of my new found knowledge, I'm not sure what to say. I originally wanted to tell you that handkerchiefs are the right thing to do because they save money and actually look nice. After my research I have to add that if you have a "hanky" the way you display it could have connotations beyond your wildest dreams. Let's just say that in the gay community and the S&M community, these items are indicators. Indicators for whose on top and whose on the bottom if you know what I mean. The color also indicates a preference of sadistic and gross nature. Of equal importance is if the handkerchief is worn on the right or the left back pocket, or the knot you tie is on the left or right side of your body.
In his holy flirtation with the world, God occasionally drops a handkerchief. These handkerchiefs are called saints. ~ Frederick Buechner