Meet the Spark Ups: Men's Finest Pocket Squares

October 02

As day two of our boot camp starts, meet one of our latest entrepreneurs hoping to lead the way in men's style.

Originally from Leszno in Poland, Michael Frackowiak has lived in Liverpool for three years. Alongside his day job as a calibration consultant for a leading engineering firm, he also sells luxury handmade pocket squares via his retail site Men’s Finest Pocket Square.

No stranger to the benefits that smart dressing can bring, he created his online store, to help men look and feel good with the help of fashionable pocket squares and bow ties.

Since launching in 2015 he has sold hundreds of his products to men all across Europe and each pocket square and bow tie is handmade at his home workshop in Liverpool.

The 33 year old entrepreneur, said: “Since I was young I have always wanted to look stylish and I could never find the things that I wanted – affordable and beautifully designed pocket squares. So I asked my mum to make some pocket squares for me, showed her what I wanted online and the rest is history.

“Everything we sell is made in Liverpool and distributed from my home office. We source our products from local textile wholesalers and retailers. Basically I buy what I like and what I think other people might like. Me and my wife will go to a store, pick the fabrics, pull the design together and get my mum to create the prototypes. Once approved, production on a limited number of each design begins.

“Initially we thought that pocket squares would be our only product but as the business grew we soon found a market for bow ties and are even starting to look at other products such as socks.

“Currently we only sell our products via our online store and have a network of regular buyers, who we get to know as much as we can. I know many of them on first name terms, thanks to Instagram and twitter conversations. I want to keep this level of interaction, but expand our customer base further and explore the possibility of linking up with independent retailers and tailors in the city.

“I’ve seen what Spark Up has done for other entrepreneurs in Liverpool and it was an easy decision for me to make to apply. I know there will be challenges along the way but I am also looking forward to the opportunities the next few weeks will bring!”

To find out more about Michael and Men's Finest Pocket Squares follow him on twitter @MFpocketsquares or view his designs online. 




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