In this day and age, we rely so heavily on GPS that some of us wouldn’t know a real map if it was wrapped around our necks. Back in WWII, however, a secret organization within the British army named MI-9 developed the ‘escape map’—a durable, concealable piece of rayon with a printed map, highlighting the quickest escape route from its respective area.
Bonhomme has devoted itself to bringing these maps back into the fray in all their deadstock glory, and the latest set that the French label has sourced includes this rare edition from WWII. Depicting an escape route covering Java, Sumatra, and Borneo, this escape map is among the oldest that Bonhomme has released, and it shows in the subtle imperfections of the 100% rayon fabric. So, whether you’re preparing for a tropical escape or want to work some military history into your outfit, Bonhomme has you covered.
Each escape map comes in a neat little khaki box with gold foil branding, and a complimentary note outlining the history of the escape scarves.
Available exclusively from Bonhomme for €189 (~$225USD).