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PTO alerts us to a sale at Exquisite Trimmings, purveyor of many fine Drakes hanks...

http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Pocket-Squares

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PTO alerts us to a sale at Exquisite Trimmings, purveyor of many fine Drakes hanks...

http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Pocket-Squares

 

I received the email with the code from Shaya, but it seems like the site is down. Is too much traffic from PTO overloading the servers? 

post #3288 of 3839

Personally I would recommend using something a little different as a pocket square, my personal guilty pleasure are vintage/replica maps in silks and cottons. A reasonable example is the suit supply one below, not as lovely as Rubinacci's Napoli ones or as practical as the London underground ones you can find on etsy but still something a little different  but subtle and a very good talking point with the lady that catches your eye!

post #3289 of 3839
I would like to actually use pocket squares to polish my glasses with. I find that the normal cotton ones are too finely weaved to work properly. I haven't tried linen. I imagine a jersey weave like a T-shirt would be best for this. Does anyone know of squares in jersey weave, or have other suggestions for polish squares? Would such a PS be very controversial? confused.gif
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The Fat Cloth make microfibre squares designed to be practically useful for situations like that. They've some attractive designs but certainly wouldn't get down with the material myself.

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Hello everybody,

 

Is this pocket square:

 

 

too matchy-matchy for the following outfit?

 

 

 

If yes, what do you suggest instead?

 

Thank you in advance.

post #3292 of 3839
^ Interesting. But I already carry a hankie in my trouser pocket for that stuff.
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Originally Posted by Syeknom View Post

The Fat Cloth make microfibre squares designed to be practically useful for situations like that. They've some attractive designs but certainly wouldn't get down with the material myself.

Thanks, I'll look into that.

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Originally Posted by FlaneurNYC View Post

^ Interesting. But I already carry a hankie in my trouser pocket for that stuff.

I do to. I think it would be better to have a PS for it though. Do you also use microfiber? Any other suggestions anyone?
post #3294 of 3839

Will Drake's ever restock their Valentine's Day pocket squares? I saw just a picture of this one but I can't find it for sale anywhere and I am worried that the window has closed. 

 

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I do to. I think it would be better to have a PS for it though. Do you also use microfiber? Any other suggestions anyone?

My handkerchiefs are cotton. My favorites are from Italy and Switzerland. US hankies are usually so disappointing.
post #3296 of 3839
^Are they good for glasses? I was just at a birthday party today, and after a while I wanted to polish my glasses. I had not taken my microfiber cloth with me in my trousers, because it is too big and creates a bulge in my pants (In the wrong place). The polish with a regular cotton PS was unsatisfactory. I ended up using the table cloth, which was a thicker cotton. It was a lively party, and wine had already been spilled on the table cloth, so I judged that it wasn't a serious breach of decorum to use it. Perhaps I should just buy a smaller microfiber cloth, but I still like the idea of a PS with a function. I would not wear a microfiber PS in the jacket pocket though. It would be nice with a cotton one which was a bit sturdy. Ah these First World problems. I feel a bit like this lady:

post #3297 of 3839
They might work okay for glasses, but considering that microfiber is much easier on coated lenses, I can see your attraction to it. It's just thick and not particularly elegant.

Cotton hankies do get much softer than pocket squares because you wash them a lot. So they'd probably do a better job.

#firstworldproblems is right...
post #3298 of 3839
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Originally Posted by arel64 View Post

Hello everybody,

 

Is this pocket square:

 

too matchy-matchy for the following outfit?

 

If yes, what do you suggest instead?

 

Thank you in advance.

What Jacket are you wearing with that?

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What Jacket are you wearing with that?

 

Plain navy or grey suits.

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Plain navy or grey suits.

I'd have thought that square would just fade into either of those. I'd go with something paler. Lilac (bit too matchy with the shirt, maybe), cream, or pale pink.

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