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figure it will work out ok until i can talk saks into selling me one of the stands that Spoo uses.

or you could just buy it from Kent Wang.

http://www.kentwang.com/accessories/pocket-square-rack.html
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or you could just buy it from Kent Wang.
http://www.kentwang.com/accessories/pocket-square-rack.html

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I wanted to buy that from Ken Wang, but with shipping and everything I had to pay $120 :(

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Flowing Lava and Fire Spell look "Vegas Flash" to me. I'd pass on them.
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Amazing thread. So amazing I have to apologize for not having read all of it, so maybe I missed this but...

 

Does anyone have a preference/recommendation for pocket square material? Silk, cotton, linen? I assume no synthetics...

 

Thanks!

Naveen

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Amazing thread. So amazing I have to apologize for not having read all of it, so maybe I missed this but...

Does anyone have a preference/recommendation for pocket square material? Silk, cotton, linen? I assume no synthetics...

Thanks!
Naveen

Hi Naveen,

Welcome to the forum.

What kind of a fold are you looking to do? And what effect are you going for? There are a variety of fabrics to choose from for PSs. Even wool. And then there is variety in the weaves and finishes within each fabric family.

I don't think I have a preference overall, I use the material that suits the look I'm after.
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Does anyone have a preference/recommendation for pocket square material? Silk, cotton, linen? I assume no synthetics...

Welcome indeed. If you're just starting with pocket squares, linen is always appropriate and works with almost everything. Other materials are just as good, but linen is the eternal go-to fabric for squares.
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Thanks guys. As to fold, I'm probably looking to do a simple flat fold for now, maybe a puff. As to style, I guess I'd say "classy simple", if that makes sense.

 

I guess I will start with the linen...hopefully find an assortment of a few colors. But...is cotton a good alternative to linen? Or does it look cheaper?

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Thanks guys. As to fold, I'm probably looking to do a simple flat fold for now, maybe a puff. As to style, I guess I'd say "classy simple", if that makes sense.

I guess I will start with the linen...hopefully find an assortment of a few colors. But...is cotton a good alternative to linen? Or does it look cheaper?

Cheap looks cheap. Linen is generally easier to come by than cotton and thus less expensive for quality. If you're looking for cotton, Kent Wang carries a nice selection at a great price; you could also try A Suitable Wardrobe for very high quality cotton squares. But white linen is classic and works with anything. I'd suggest browsing this thread and any of the WAYWRN threads for inspiration as you build your collection. Have fun!
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Originally Posted by NaveenM View Post

Thanks guys. As to fold, I'm probably looking to do a simple flat fold for now, maybe a puff. As to style, I guess I'd say "classy simple", if that makes sense.

I guess I will start with the linen...hopefully find an assortment of a few colors. But...is cotton a good alternative to linen? Or does it look cheaper?

Personally, I like to stick to white linen or cotton for geometric folds.I think they look best with simple, slick, modern looks. (Although I do often go relaxed with even white linen.)

For puffs, etc, I usually prefer prints. I only have silk and linen now, but have some wool squares on my shopping list. I think that these are good for more casual, slouchy looks. Linens and tweeds.
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For a white pocket square go with linen. Linen tends to be a bit more "stiff" giving a fresh, crisp appearance all day long especially when you have a puff with points. But, there are also very good quality cotton pocket squares. You can tell by the feel of the material.
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Rubinacci
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Linen Isaia pocket squares


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Rubinacci

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Nice to have you back, PSG.

Rob
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