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post #31 of 42
I always square.
post #32 of 42
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post
That was an excellent little piece. I agreed with it totally except for the author's allusion to the "silk" square. Although most of my squares are silk, excellent squares can be linen (which some cognoscenti find more subtly elegant than silk) and cotton. I believe there are squares made of wool as well although I do not own any, nor do I believe I have ever even seen any.

The one in this picture is cashmere (well, a blend anyways)

post #33 of 42
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Originally Posted by PhillyDude View Post
Quick question to anyone: are squares, generally speaking, business appropriate? As a recent college grad, I can't speak from experience, hence this question. Think law firm, or corporate HQ.

It really depends on the corporate culture. Look around, see what others are wearing in your office/firm. If nobody else wears one, and you are set on a square, stick to the tv fold.
post #34 of 42
I always wear a square. Won't wear a jacket without one. Totally SF's fault.
post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by kryn13 View Post
I always wear a square. Won't wear a jacket without one. Totally SF's fault.

me too
post #36 of 42
Square ... for certain.
post #37 of 42
square = win.
post #38 of 42
Felix Krull feels that men who match pocket squares to ties are fops.

JLibourel feels that they are clueless clods.

Krull continues that there is no wrong way to wear a pocket square -- except to match it to the tie.

LVoer refines the point by emphasizing coordination rather than matching.

nhollick coordinates silk pocket squares to one color in a tie -- but doesn't match.

ccc123 prefers bold contrast.

Dashing1 brings our attention to texture coordination through differentiation.

SkinnyGoomba lists his workhorse colors that are mostly the standard shirt colors -- although he did not mention whether he coordinated pocket squares with shirt color.

As my nick implies, I'm a white cotton shirt -- white cotton pocket square guy. I always thought of pocket squares as shirt accents, and as the French tie as just another form of the neck liner or neck scarf. What's odd is that we now go out wearing both a tie and a neck liner below the topcoat.

But I'm interested in why you feel that exact matching is always distasteful. Isn't the white shirt and white linen in the pocket the timeless standard?
post #39 of 42




post #40 of 42
White shirt white linen.....otherwise i do not match the square to the shirt. Its one step above matching it to the tie, but still doesnt look right.
post #41 of 42
Thank you SG.

It's interesting you said that, because that's how I feel about pinstripe suits. Just too much identical pattern on an outfit that is, by definition, all cut from the same bolt. The suit is the modern civilian uniform. Yet people seem to expect uniformity in all aspects of the outfit, and allow no accents.

I wonder if women criticize other women for not wearing the exact same color and material in a sash or scarf as in the dress?
post #42 of 42
What about a pocket square during interviews? I'm finishing up med school and going to be interviewing soon for residency spots. Would it be appropriate to wear a pocket square with a tv fold? Thanks!
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