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post #31 of 59
Every day.

If I'm wearing a jacket, it has a pocket square in it.
post #32 of 59
If I have a jacket on its got a pocket square in it. It just feels unfinished if it is missing.
post #33 of 59
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Originally Posted by drink8648
I shudder when I see a man who has used the pocket for his eyeglasses, bic pen or cigarettes.
In southern Europe, I've seen quite a few examples of sunglasses carried in breast pockets, particularly in Italy, and I've taken up the habit over the last few summers. It adds a bit of sprezzatura, I think. I also like the habit of folding up a (thin) necktie into something resembling a tv fold, and carrying it in the breast pocket, typically for after-work drinking. I've never understood the habit of carrying pens in breast pockets, whether they're Bics, Montblancs or more thoroughbred animals. I wear pocket squares to work, with suits or odd jackets. The only exception is when I can't find a square that goes with the rest. I also wear thin wool turtlenecks a lot in winter, and compensate for that bit of casualness with a pocket square.
post #34 of 59
Yes, if you consider work tasting wine at 9:30am
post #35 of 59
Like many, if I'm wearing a coat, suit or sport, it's got a square in the breast pocket. I feel that without it, I've not finished dressing in the morning.
post #36 of 59
manton, were you wearing highly-polished tan monkstraps today? I saw someone in midtown today who looked a lot like you.
post #37 of 59
Never.
post #38 of 59
If there is a breast pocket.
post #39 of 59
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Originally Posted by Manton
No, the question was "do you wear them to work?" I no longer have to work weekends and holidays, thank God.
I work practically every weekend, and always wear a pocket square.
post #40 of 59
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Originally Posted by Manton
No, the question was "do you wear them to work?" I no longer have to work weekends and holidays, thank God.
Is the book selling that well?
post #41 of 59
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
They are appropriate for interviews.

Any kind of company that discriminates based on a handkerchief is not a company to work for. Unless you want to quietly embezzle from them.

I wore a white linen tv fold for a promotional interview just 2 days ago. Suits just don't look sharp without that PktSq.
post #42 of 59
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Originally Posted by Connemara
Are you suggesting this as a copper-fastened rule? If so, that's just plain silly.

Nope - but thanks very much for calling me out on it anyway.
post #43 of 59
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Originally Posted by Holdfast
Every day.

If I'm wearing a jacket, it has a pocket square in it.

That's my answer as well. There are some "detail" elements of outfits that I include or not include based on my instinct that day (bouttonieres, for instance). But I always wear a pocket square in my jacket, even if I'm on the rare occasion going tieless (at a summer cocktail party, say). I have more than sixty in my collection, and I fold them every imaginable way.

The compliments are frequent! In fact, one of the main reasons for wearing a pocket square (beyond the simple fact that I like them), from my sales guy's point of view, is to have an element in your outfit that people can comment on or ask about. If worn with a friendly air rather than a snobbish one (smile!), items like pocket squares, bouttonieres, hats, spectator shoes, etc., make one more approachable, not less.

Once a conversation has started, I may be on the way to having a new client, a new networking contact, a new source of referrals. If not, I've had a pleasant encounter and an ego boost. Win-win.
post #44 of 59
Like many others here, whenever I wear a jacket with the pocket to accommodate one, there is a square in it--workday or weekend day.

These days I wear a sport coat to work, nearly always with a tie, almost every day unless I have occasion to stop at the shooting range immediately after work. Of the 50-odd employees at the publishing firm I work for, I am the only one who dresses in this manner, BTW.
post #45 of 59
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Originally Posted by Soph
I wore a white linen tv fold for a promotional interview just 2 days ago. Suits just don't look sharp without that PktSq.
This is true since that's what a breast pocket is for.
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