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No more pocket squares/french cuffs - Esquire

post #1 of 53
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Just picked up the latest Esquire Big Black Book - Fall 2009 Edition.

In response to the current economic downturn, the editors are calling for a new, more serious, sober type of dressing.

As part of this they say that pocket squares should be removed and barrel cuff shirts are the way to go.

They also advocate for the return of the white shirt (which I didn't realize ever went away), striped and ancient madder ties, simple watches and gray suits.

So, will you be giving up your pocket squares and cufflinks until the next economic boom?

I'm curious what everyone thinks.
post #2 of 53
No. Wrong direction.
post #3 of 53
Heck no I won't be giving up my pocket squares! I would feel naked (or at least that something's missing) if I were ever to wear a suit or sportcoat without a pocket square. And I have way too many French cuff shirts to give up wearing cufflinks until the next boom...

So, no.
post #4 of 53
No -- I am very partial to cuff links and PS (this is courtesy SF for sure!)

Besides - why not have a little fun in these otherwise dire times

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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post
Just picked up the latest Esquire Big Black Book - Fall 2009 Edition.

In response to the current economic downturn, the editors are calling for a new, more serious, sober type of dressing.

As part of this they say that pocket squares should be removed and barrel cuff shirts are the way to go.

They also advocate for the return of the white shirt (which I didn't realize ever went away), striped and ancient madder ties, simple watches and gray suits.

So, will you be giving up your pocket squares and cufflinks until the next economic boom?

I'm curious what everyone thinks.
post #5 of 53
I wear French cuffs far less often that I used to already, but there is no way I am giving up squares.
post #6 of 53
I do not let Esquire dictate the way I dress. Besides, the magazine has to say something different each issue, otherwise the Big Black Book would be repetitive, and therefore, irrelevant. I think it still has some nice pictures.
post #7 of 53
One of the steps I have taken towards sobering my lifestyle in the current economic climate is not to purchase silly rags such as Esquire.
post #8 of 53
Pocket squares and cufflinks are here to stay.

myke
post #9 of 53
Outrageous! I demand a redaction! We should boil his knickers!
post #10 of 53
Wait, this Esquire?
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post #11 of 53
I don't know anyone that wears pocket squares, and I've never seen a legitimate use for them, from a styling perspective.
post #12 of 53
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Originally Posted by E6BAV8R View Post
I don't know anyone that wears pocket squares, and I've never seen a legitimate use for them, from a styling perspective.

You have come to the right place.
post #13 of 53
Have they mentioned anything about SockSquares™?
post #14 of 53
There are ties between fashion and the overall state of the economy but in this case I go to history. Pocket squares and French cuffs were terribly popular during the Great Depression.... I'm sure the added fussiness made some feel better, and it definitely retained a sense of elegance if one could possibly afford it. I'm sure there were plenty of cheap f.c. shirts and cufflinks around, too. Also men's hats.
post #15 of 53
Absolute nonsense but they have to fill their pages somehow. In any event these silly comments have generated publicity for them.
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