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Thanks Rob, I appreciate it.
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Curious PS Guy, do you have a preferred PS size?
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For silk, I think 16" is the minimum. I use some variation on a puff for silk, and anything smaller just ends up falling down into the pocket. If you like a more exuberant presentation, then 18" might be better for silk. For linen/cotton in a fold, you can get away with 14". Even in a puff, the relative coarseness will keep it up in the pocket.
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For silk, I think 16" is the minimum. I use some variation on a puff for silk, and anything smaller just ends up falling down into the pocket. If you like a more exuberant presentation, then 18" might be better for silk. For linen/cotton in a fold, you can get away with 14". Even in a puff, the relative coarseness will keep it up in the pocket.

Interesting - I was looking at some pocket squares from Vanda, and they are mostly 13". I wonder, for those who have experience with their squares, do they indeed slip in the pocket?

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For silk, I think 16" is the minimum. I use some variation on a puff for silk, and anything smaller just ends up falling down into the pocket. If you like a more exuberant presentation, then 18" might be better for silk. For linen/cotton in a fold, you can get away with 14". Even in a puff, the relative coarseness will keep it up in the pocket.

I respectfully disagree. Silks come in all varieties of weights, so IMHO the larger 16-18" squares are necessary only for very lightweight silk twills - the sort you get in most places with prints and borders etc. We also do some of our silk squares in larger sizes when we feel it is necessary to achieve a nice sized puff.

Our kimono silks in comparison are generally heftier and a 13" square works just fine for myself - my other customers can chime in if they wish!
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do they indeed slip in the pocket?

 

I don't think this is based on size most of the time. I have some PS that are a cotton/silk mix specifically to avoid this problem...

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I respectfully disagree. Silks come in all varieties of weights, so IMHO the larger 16-18" squares are necessary only for very lightweight silk twills - the sort you get in most places with prints and borders etc. We also do some of our silk squares in larger sizes when we feel it is necessary to achieve a nice sized puff.
Our kimono silks in comparison are generally heftier and a 13" square works just fine for myself - my other customers can chime in if they wish!

Indeed. I have many Vanda squares and most are 13-14" and of textured silk. They form a lovely puff, or do excellent points, and are the squares I have to fuss with the least. By contrast I have an older Brooks Brothers silk square that's at least 16" on a side...that thing will try to climb onto my shoulder if I'm not careful with it!

If the material is hefty, smaller is better. If it's finer, larger is better. YMMV.
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One thing I will now avoid is an overly large linen square. I have one from Barney's that causes a buckle in the chest of my coat that can be seen affecting even the way lapel drapes.
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Thrifted this sucka for 99 cents! I have no idea who makes it, but I need some fall colours in my collection. I handwashed it with a drop of woolite and rinsed it in cold water and hair conditioner. Now she feels good as new.




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New collection?

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Curious PS Guy, do you have a preferred PS size?

No I don't. The weight of the material has a lot to with choosing the right PS for your jacket. For example, I have a few Hermes pocket squares that are made from very heavy silk and measure 16.5" square. They are so bulky that I can only wear them in a few jackets with especially large chest pockets without completely distorting the look of the coat (this also assumes I am not wearing them half out of the pocket, a la pocket parachutes smile.gif )

On the other hand, I have several very high quality Holland & Holland silk pocket squares that are 18" square and can fit into any breast pocket, including patch pockets, without distorting their shape.

I don't own a lot of pocket squares. I used to and then edited them a few years ago just keeping ones for specific jackets and suits. In that process I noticed that I wanted a range of sizes for different looks, folds, puffs, etc... I have some as small as 11.5" and some as large as 18".
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Thrifted this sucka for 99 cents! I have no idea who makes it, but I need some fall colours in my collection. I handwashed it with a drop of woolite and rinsed it in cold water and hair conditioner. Now she feels good as new. Warning: She (Click to show)


When you've begun humanizing bits of thrifted silk, you advance to the next credential of forum membership.
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After the success of the RJ cat pocket square, I am starting to do more original prints. This is really some of the most fun I've ever had in my business. While I'm not skilled enough to make art, I do have an interest in it and this lets me indulge my passion. Making all these prints is quite expensive and not very profitable, but I enjoy doing it.

 

Here are some designs I have in the works:

 

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Elijah Burritt star chart

 

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Cellarius star chart

 

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Unicorn tapestry

 

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Notre Dame rose window

 

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Lindisfarne Gospels

 

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The Great Wave off Kanagawa

 

The production process is quite slow so it may be two or three months before they'll be available for sale. These are all public domain works that I have had edited. For the next batch I intend on hiring illustrators to draw new designs.

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