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When you've begun humanizing bits of thrifted silk, you advance to the next credential of forum membership.

I don't know what to say right now...

So. Happy.

post #2792 of 3848
You know what would make a sick (and SF appropriate) pocket square? Whistler's Fighting Peacocks.

http://artedeximena.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/dl-peacok-room0011.jpg?w=592
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Yeah, I considered that, but there's not much going on in the middle of the square, so if you were to fold it a puff fold you wouldn't see much.

 

I also wanted to use Wisdom and Knowledge shall be the Stability of thy Times but it has the same problem.

 

See, making pocket squares is hard!

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Do you have an idea of when the new designs will go live?

2-3 months.

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Yeah, I considered that, but there's not much going on in the middle of the square, so if you were to fold it a puff fold you wouldn't see much.

Hmmm. Seems like a puff fold would reveal plenty of plumage, but I would not rely on my spatial skills!

Perhaps you've already explored this, as well, but art deco and art nouveau tapestries might lead to some interesting options Sticking with the peacock theme: http://lartnouveau.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/764_02.jpg.
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E A Seguy Insects! Would be stellar!

And I imagine all the copyrights are long since over.

http://www.google.com/search?q=E+A+Seguy&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=NJRgUL7gMYqFhQer0oHQDw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1350&bih=636

You can send my million dollar design consultation fee in advance, thank you!
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Love this one..


Just pulled the trigger on this one from Exquisite Trimmings. Excited.
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E A Seguy Insects! Would be stellar!
And I imagine all the copyrights are long since over.
http://www.google.com/search?q=E+A+Seguy&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=NJRgUL7gMYqFhQer0oHQDw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1350&bih=636
You can send my million dollar design consultation fee in advance, thank you!

As a copyright lawyer, I'd have to tell you they aren't. Seguy died earlier this year, meaning the copyright will be in place for the next 70 years.
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As a copyright lawyer, I'd have to tell you they aren't. Seguy died earlier this year, meaning the copyright will be in place for the next 70 years.

And unless you're using your OWN picture of the underlying work, SOMEONE has a copyright in the photo. uhoh.gif
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Just pulled the trigger on this one from Exquisite Trimmings. Excited.

Thanks for that! Will be shipped tomorrow morning icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #2800 of 3848

I just saw some Brioni PS's for sale at Century 21 for about $20 a pop. Can anyone tell me if these are real and of any quality?
 

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I'm fairly certain that Century21 doesn't sell anything fake. It would be financial suicide if they did.

 

I think the quality is probably good, but IIRC a lot of the Brioni ties and squares at Century are a little on the shiny side. Which may make them appear fake/cheap.

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I know that for a lot of people, storing pocket squares can be a challenge. I loved Spoo's setup using Kent Wang's holders. However, as someone else mentioned quite a few pages ago, shipping those things to Europe can be expensive. I came up with a temporary solution until I buy a home and build a proper closet. Right now, our closets are from IKEA, specifically the Pax system (I think).

I needed something that would fit inside the closet and along the wall. Here is what I came up with:



I wired it to a hanger so it would be easier to photograph, but it sits on two hooks inside the closet. It makes it easier to remove the whole thing when I want to get an overview. I have another one identical to it, so in total around 50-60 pocket squares.

If anyone is interested in making one, I provided a quick tutorial with photos in the spoiler. They're simple, easy and cheap. It took me about an hour and €7 to make. I'm sure someone could come up with something better, but I did it without putting much thought or effort into it. The pictures are terrible (sorry).
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Materials:
Clips with hooks. I used the ones below, but any would work. Some possibilities would be the tiny clothespins or alligator clips for electronics.

I bought these from IKEA. They're used for drapes and come with the hanger on it. They're €2-3 for 24 of them.



Some sort of rod. If you're buying the hooks from IKEA, the rods that match are in the same section. I bought mine for .50 each. I also picked up a couple of black caps so the rings won't slide off the ends.



Some glue. I have used this super glue gel before and it holds well and you can easily control the amount.


An old t-shirt to cut.

The clips that I bought closed tight and had small teeth, so I was afraid they'd damage the pocket squares. I used the t-shirt to cover the teeth.

Step 1
Cut the hem and sleeves of the t-shirt. I cut just outside the stitching so I wasn't left with open fabric. The hem/sleeves have doubled over fabric which worked better for me.

Step 2
Fold the strip of fabric over and clip it. There needs to be enough that you can fold over to glue.



Step 3
Apply a bit of glue to the surface of the clip. Fold the fabric over and hold it in place until the glue sets. A fast setting glue is useful. Repeat the same on the other side.





Step 4
Simply put all of the hangers on the rod, cap the ends and you're good to go.
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That's great! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Very clever. Your post has made me realize that I can sell just the clips to international customers. Email sales@kentwang.com

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That's great! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Very clever. Your post has made me realize that I can sell just the clips to international customers. Email sales@kentwang.com

Thanks! That would be brilliant. I considered adding the clips to one of those hanging tie racks that hangs ties vertically. That would allow me to also see them at a glance to pick one out for the day. I was looking for something easier than folding them and having to refold 5 or 10 each time I take one out. I'll send you an email about the clips!
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