American Pima cotton has been described as the cashmere of cotton.  It is natural cotton with particular virtues of its own.  Particularly, the fibers are stronger, longer, and softer than other cottons.  We take deep pride in assuring that the cotton that goes into making our pocket squares is 100% USA grown, SUPIMA® cotton.

While most companies ship this American-grown, superior cotton to Asia for weaving and sewing to decrease production and labor costs, we care about the integrity of every part of our process.  That is why we are willing to pay more for the expert assistance of Italian artisans for our weaving and sewing in order to provide you with a more sophisticated and authentic pocket square. 

When you see our logo on a product, you can have confidence that you are holding something that is created with integrity from start to finish.  We are particularly proud to offer a handkerchief that is completely made in the USA; from the cotton seed planted and grown on US soil to the finished product you hold in your hand.

We offer only a limited number of handkerchiefs and pocket squares each year.  This ensures our ability to provide you with consistent quality and the personal touch we care so deeply about.

To learn more about the World's Finest Cotton, please visit http://supima.com/

About the Founders

Virtus Cardinalis was founded by Joseph and John Lanzilotti, two brothers with vastly contrasting personalities but a common admiration for the virtuous life.

Joseph has always been naturally intellectual and loftier in his everyday thoughts. He holds a bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Biology, a master's in Theology, and is now a PhD candidate.  Joseph enjoys beekeeping and contemplating the mysteries of creation while smoking his pipe.

John, on the other hand, is gritty and adventurous.  John has served honorably for over 10 years in the US military and been described as a gentleman warrior by his fellow officers and his military combatives instructors.  John has always had a natural affinity for men's fashion.  During his studies at the University of Pennsylvania, he could be spotted from among his classmates as the preppy one wearing a tie.