I hate to admit it, but I followed the advice of SF posters and picked up a pair of AE Strands in walnut a few years ago. They look great and seem to go well with lots of colors, but I almost never wear them. There always seems to be a better alternative. So, at this point, I'd say that they were actually one of my worst purchases. So walnut is good, but there always seems to be something better.
Funny. I had lunch in Annapolis last weekend, where it was 98 degrees F with 95 percent humidity, the result of some passing mass of tropical air. Being one of the few people left who still think that suits are awesome in pretty much every way, I wore a suit to lunch. Seersucker. Holy c**p! Bad idea. It was the only time that I can think of when I actually wished that I wasn't wearing a suit. Maybe I just almost wished I wasn't wearing one. I'm not sure that I do anything...
I think that theI think that the lesson to be learned from your experience is that you simply don't have the same level of protection when you use PayPal that you get when you use your credit card. I once had a vendor intentionally send me a wrong size because he was out of the size that I had ordered. Because I paid with PayPal I ended up having to pay for the return shipping, which is absolute BS when someone intentionally sends you a wrong item.
I just ordered one of these. If the quality of their products is as good as their customer service, this could become my go-to place for pocket squares. Not that I really need any more, of course, having over 100 now, but you never know when you'll see one that you somehow decide that you really need to buy.
Just checking to see if anyone has any experience with these guys: Pochette Square, a French company that seems to sell some interesting squares.
I hadn't heard of them before and if I didn't have a $1600 repair on my car to pay off this month, I'd be sending some euros their way.
Any experiences with these guys?
Totally irrelevant to this thread: their ties aren't black. But at least pictures like this one make me feel better about the Tour-de-France-themed stuff that I've been wearing the past couple of weeks.