X of Pentacles (pronounced "Ten of Pentacles") represents tradition, individuality and timeless elegance.
Our Mission is to deliver products that take an unconventional and soulful approach to Sartorialism. Utilizing traditional mills and craftsmen to produce luxury products that are timeless- while also indulging in contemporary art.
We take an unconventional approach, teetering the line between fashion and art. Influences range from various music genres, nature, personal experiences, all the way to artists like Roy Lichtenstein.
Our accessories are all hand-illustrated by Marcel - Use of pencil, pen, drawing ink, marker, and watercolor are utilized and altered via new media to produce each print.
Our Accessories are treated as Limited Edition Prints
In the world of Modern Art, Limited Edition denotes a work offered in a specific number of prints that is not recreated once sold out.
In our case, we produce in batches of 12-33.
Our customers enjoy our pieces for their quality and uniqueness- deeming them as "wearable art", yet those with an appetite for obscure art mediums have found a deeper resonance in what we do; Often framing our scarves and pocket squares as part of their own curated art collection.
In closure, we're here to offer you something that embodies craftsmanship, respects tradition, and serves as a tool to express your own individual narrative. Whether it be wearing it or framing it- the choice is yours.
The Founder : HUMBLE ORIGINS
X (Ten) Of Pentacles was founded in 2016 on the heels of several tragic events. Our founder and Designer , Marcel Ames, was on track to join the ranks of the Richmond Police Department circa 2014. About 2 months shy of graduating the academy, he suffered from a concussion during training. Following months of physical therapy and treatment, he was unable to return.
Shortly after, Marcel was blind-sided by the abrupt death of his father, followed by the loss of his home. While searching for a new career, dealing with grief, and working through post-concussion syndrome- Marcel began sketching as a therapeutic outlet. When there were no design jobs available, he decided to pool his resources and create the brand you know today as X of Pentacles- teaching himself design and pairing it with an obsessive passion for menswear. Many of those therapeutic sketches drawn at the kitchen table became the first pocket square collection.
Watch our founder's CreativeMornings talk below to learn the long version of that story.