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post #16 of 26
i'm cornfused...what exactly is the white doing for an outfit that doesn't contain that color? i guess i have a simpler sense of fashion than most, but I try to pull out one of the colors i'm actually wearing in a pocket square.

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post #17 of 26
I'd opt for the conserve approach with a basic white linen and standard folding method ... that's just me.
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by The_Foxx
i'm cornfused...what exactly is the white doing for an outfit that doesn't contain that color? i guess i have a simpler sense of fashion than most, but I try to pull out one of the colors i'm actually wearing in a pocket square. ??
Unless you have vintage squares like Alan, white linen is just more chic than anything else. I don't know how to explain other than it is crisp and fresh and you look more like a man and less like a fop. You don't always need to coordinate colors or match them, sometimes you just need to go with white linen. To me, the perfect hank is the one that Alden shows on the LL club tie thread. Yes, he is all in black and white, and the pocket square matches, but it is more that it looks damn elegant folded and tucked like he has it. It looks like he has been there before, which is always a good look. Sorry to all of the members who I have just insulted.
post #19 of 26
Although I do possess foppish squares (pictured above ), I generally agree with iammatt. I would say that at least half the time, if not more, I simply use one of my all white Brooks Bros. linen squares usually folded like the ones I pictured above. I also use a Brooks white cotton handkerchief folded more like Alden's LL pic (referenced by iammatt) with sportcoats quite a bit. Sometimes there is no other white in my ensemble at all.
post #20 of 26
Serious colour matching is a feminine pursuit, which is not to say it should never be done by a man, just that there is a time and a place, and this (and most times) is neither. The white also stablises and clarifies (in a face wash sense) an outfit otherwise not containing it.
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by whoopee
Serious colour matching is a feminine pursuit, which is not to say it should never be done by a man, just that there is a time and a place, and this (and most times) is neither. The white also stablises and clarifies (in a face wash sense) an outfit otherwise not containing it.


Great explanation!
post #22 of 26
I'm going to be a heretic here and say I find the classic white linen squares boring as all get out! Moreover, in my experience, if you don't launder and iron them after each wearing, they start to get dingy looking real fast. I know some the purists here may be horrified by my philistine attitude to the hallowed white linen squares, but that's just my $.02. I have a few, but I don't know when I'll be wearing them again--now and again probably, as they're a safe bet if you're in an absolute quandary about what to match.

My own choice for the original question would have been a pink square with some other color (probably blue) that harmonized well.
post #23 of 26
Alan, where do you get your pocket squares? Both of the two you pictured were perfect and on short notice.

Cuff
post #24 of 26
I've actually considered getting a pink pocket square of the same fabric as my pink shirt... but I dunno.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Cuff Link
Alan, where do you get your pocket squares? Both of the two you pictured were perfect and on short notice.

Cuff

They're out there, man!

(Hint: think vintage)
post #26 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the help guys. The white square looked great and I received many compliments on my suit-shirt-tie-and square combo. You guys are the best.
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