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 What would you wear a PS like this with? It's pretty bright and I noticed that people don't like bright pink PS's. I mean would it overpower everything else you were wearing?

This is a very good question because it brings up a few important points.

- A pocket square can look great on display, but if it doesn't coordinate properly with the rest of your outfit it is a fail.
- It doesn't have to match anything you are wearing but it should compliment the season and the colors you are wearing as well as being appropriate for the occasion/work.


But to address the question: I have a similar bright orange pockets square from Holland & Holland that I wear with a tan/khaki jacket or a deep mossy green jacket with a rust and gold windowpane pattern. The ties need to be muted so I usually wear a heather colored silk knit and always with a blue shirt. I don't have it exploding out of my pocket but you could if you were off to a party. The orange PS can be a nice compliment to khaki pants and a blue blazer to clearly differentiate you from the security guard look.
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 I kind of was referring to this guy's PS but maybe the other clothes he wore threw everything off.

 

 

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 So is this PS a good choice and if so what would go with it? I see men wearing pink shirts all the time.

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There is so much wrong with this pic that I don't think it is helpful to use it as a guide.

But if you are asking should you pair a pink shirt with a pink pocket square the answer is generally no. (the exception would be if you had a pink shirt and a pocket square with just a hint of pink in it. but even then it might not work).

A pocket square with a pink border or some pink in the pattern can look very nice with a navy blazer or a tan suit with a solid blue shirt and tie. But the choice of the tie, pocket square, shirt and the rest of the outfit all have to be coordinated and compliment each other.

I'm of the school of thought that if you want to wear one expressive item, fine. Any more than that (i.e. expressive socks AND an expressive pocket square) rarely works and usually clashes.
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 OK, thanks! I didn't think the PS in that pic was that bad.

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  The guy says that the four point fold looks studied and ridiculous. If that's the same one another poster showed a link on how to fold some pages back then I disagree. I like it but can understand how someone would rather use a puff if they wanted to show a PS's center as well as the edges.

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 OK, thanks! I didn't think the PS in that pic was that bad.

The pocket square is fine, but combined with all the other elements and the way it is folded (in the above pic) just doesn't work. The square could be ideal to add some color to a navy blazer, but it only works if it is in harmony with all the other things you are wearing. The pic above has to much color and pattern fighting for attention. It just doesn't work in that context.
post #2648 of 3832

 I have a light grey sport coat that has a subtle plaid pattern. What color and type of PS would go with it?

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 I have a light grey sport coat that has a subtle plaid pattern. What color and type of PS would go with it?

Show a pic of the fabric. We can't offer suggestions without seeing all of the colors. The better the quality of the photo the better the quality of the suggestions. It would also help if you show the tie and shirt you plan to wear with it. Or ask for suggestions.
post #2650 of 3832

 OK.

post #2651 of 3832

 I have to ask.

 

 

 

 What does everyone think about the pocket squares at the Men's Wearhouse or Macy's ...(ducking)?  lol

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Cross post from the Drake's London thread

 

Just saw these pocket squares on Tumblr - Definitely worth a repost

 

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I love that blue one, that's proper neat!

post #2653 of 3832

I've only recently started getting into pocket squares - about 4 in my closet - but whenever I get the chance, I throw one in.

 

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Better pictures of the PS upon request.

 

Easily my favorite of the bunch. Italian-made, wool, paisley, hand-rolled.

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 I have to ask.

 What does everyone think about the pocket squares at the Men's Wearhouse or Macy's ...(ducking)?  lol

Source is irrelevant. If it's a good square, it's a good square.
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^ +1 Agreed.
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