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post #106 of 260
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
My own opinion is that is a very 80's look. From the era when many guys wore poorly matching ties and pocket squares. Why a solid burgundy when you can try something with a subtle pattern like small polka dots? Far more interesting yet simple.

No good?



post #107 of 260
It is hard for me to tell all the colors of your outfit. Is that a lilac shirt in both cases? Same plain pocket square?
post #108 of 260
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
Try wearing a wool pocket square with a tweed jacket. It is a bit more casual and it looks great. I learned this back in the 80's from a hunting shop in London.
That's an interesting suggestion. While I've wool ties, I do not own any wool pocket squares. Perhaps I'll give one a go. Thank you.
post #109 of 260
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It is hard for me to tell all the colors of your outfit. Is that a lilac shirt in both cases? Same plain pocket square?

Pink shirt, same PS.
post #110 of 260
Where would you find wool PS's though?
post #111 of 260
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Originally Posted by Metlin View Post
That's an interesting suggestion. While I've wool ties, I do not own any wool pocket squares. Perhaps I'll give one a go.

Thank you.

I had a Harris Tweed jacket in heather greys and blues along with a navy wool pocket square with burgundy and tan pheasants and burgundy border. Looked great.
post #112 of 260
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Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post
Where would you find wool PS's though?

They come up in the fall. Traditional British hunting stores often have them. Hard to find them now as we are moving into spring. Here is a nice green one that I have. As you can see it has a very different look than silk or linen. Much more casual. Ideal for tweed or winter cotton jackets.

post #113 of 260
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
Pink shirt, same PS.
I like the jacket/suit, shirt tie combo a lot in both photos. But I think it would have been stronger without a pocket square rather than the one you selected or with a white linen pocket square to pick up on the white dots of your tie. If you really wanted burgundy then a burgundy paisley might be nice but it would have to be just the right shade to coordinate with the shirt. I think the white linen would be my #1 recommendation Moo. Have you ever tried it? Actually, I'd love to see those same photos with a white linen replacement. But not a TV fold, try relaxed points.
post #114 of 260
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
I had a Harris Tweed jacket in heather greys and blues along with a navy wool pocket square with burgundy and tan pheasants and burgundy border. Looked great.
I'd probably go with light blue or white (maybe a dirty white/light gray). I'm uninteresting like that. (Not to say that I do not have flamboyant pocket squares - I do, I just save those for my drunken festivities, and those rarely happen when I'm dressed in tweed.)
post #115 of 260
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Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post
Where would you find wool PS's though?

Hober carries them.
post #116 of 260
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
I like the jacket/suit, shirt tie combo a lot in both photos. But I think it would have been stronger without a pocket square rather than the one you selected or with a white linen pocket square to pick up on the white dots of your tie. If you really wanted burgundy then a burgundy paisley might be nice but it would have to be just the right shade to coordinate with the shirt. I think the white linen would be my #1 recommendation Moo. Have you ever tried it?

Actually, I'd love to see those same photos with a white linen replacement. But not a TV fold, try relaxed points.

Thanks PSG. White linen square is something that's been on my "to get" list for... ever. Dunno why I don't have one. I have a white/red/pink/bit of yellow linen square that I love... maybe it would work. Here:

post #117 of 260
This pocket square needs a whole different outfit. It would be a fun spring/summer pocket square.


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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
Thanks PSG. White linen square is something that's been on my "to get" list for... ever. Dunno why I don't have one. I have a white/red/pink/bit of yellow linen square that I love... maybe it would work. Here:

post #118 of 260
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post
Foo: I disagree with most of your rules about pocket squares.

I did start selling a cream pocket square because of you, though. It hasn't sold too well, and I hardly ever wear it. Maybe I'll warm up to it.

I tend to wear my cream square with a blue-based shirt. I also bought it on Foo's influence, and though I don't normally wear a blue shirt (white is my go-to), I feel it works quite nicely.
post #119 of 260
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
This pocket square needs a whole different outfit. It would be a fun spring/summer pocket square.

It's not a perfect square there, for sure. The story with that square with that outfit is that I took the jacket on a New Year's cruise and forgot a PS. Or so I thought... I found that one stuffed in the breast pocket, and so on it went.
post #120 of 260
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
Thanks PSG. White linen square is something that's been on my "to get" list for... ever. Dunno why I don't have one.

You're in luck, my friend. I'm selling excellent white linen pocket squares. I could ship one out tomorrow.
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