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post #16 of 28
I'm afraid you're confusing SF with Max Payne.
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Originally Posted by Dragon
Perhaps he wants to dress up nicely out of respect.
QFT. Do the white linen, but keep it to a square with only a little peeking out. That's how I'd play it. My condolences, as well.
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by Jovan
I'm afraid you're confusing SF with Max Payne.
I just found that and reinstalled it. Great game.

Anyway, I think a pocket square is a nice show of respect, just like a tie. I'd keep it white though.
post #18 of 28
I've attended five funerals and memorial services in the past couple of years. I have worn pocket squares to every one of them. Surely a simple linen square in a discreet TV fold is something that nobody could object to.
post #19 of 28
I guess. I am pretty partial to a square though because it has an understated elegance and doesn't look as affectatious as peaks.
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by Jovan
I guess. I am pretty partial to a square though because it has an understated elegance and doesn't look as affectatious as peaks.
IMO Peaks=Never.
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by iammatt
IMO Peaks=Never.
They smack of those awful handkerchief on a budget get-ups; that is, a piece of fabric glued onto a sheet of cardboard. My favorite is simply a reverse puff or for sometimes a wind-blown puff.
post #22 of 28
Puffs are okay, but I never do 'em. I've been brainwashed by Connery's linen in the original Bonds.
post #23 of 28
Normally I favor a silken puff above all else, but they strike me as being a bit jaunty and dandyish for a funeral.
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by Ivan Kipling
I am Greek Orthodox. I wear black, to funerals.

Thanks for setting me straight. Apart from custom, then, I still wouldn't wear black to most funerals, and I still can't do the square.
post #25 of 28
I never leave the house without one.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by Nonk
Not owning, and having no intention of buying a black suit, I wear a grey suit to funerals.

I wear this with a white shirt and a black silk tie. I have a black silk pocket hankie which I wear with it.

I use a quite subdued puff for this and have never felt incorrectly dressed.

Of course a simple white folded hankie in linen is appropriate for this, as virtually all occasions.

The black silk sounds like a very interesting suggestion, I'd love to hear more discussion of this option?
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Puffs are okay, but I never do 'em. I've been brainwashed by Connery's linen in the original Bonds.
I'm fond of the single peak he wears when he comes in M's office in "Goldfinger"
post #28 of 28
Intrestingly, I came across a photo of the JFK funeral today and there was a shot of Bobby Kennedy in full morning/ mourning regalia with a white pocket square in a peak fold.
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