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post #3316 of 3839
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

A matchy pocket square is the first thing you aren't supposed to do when wearing one. He would be better off without one altogether than the one in the pic.

rules... rules need to be broken sometimes!!

 

The second thing you aren't supposed to do is drive your car faster than the speed limit, but I do sometimes, and you know what?? I have a really fast car and I love to go fast in it sometimes.

 

Just as you aren't supposed to matchy PS, but you know what?? I just love the matchy PS on this occasion, specially in purple / mauve.. Looks great IMHO and I think he is better off with it in this instance.

post #3317 of 3839
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Originally Posted by Johnboy View Post

rules... rules need to be broken sometimes!!

The second thing you aren't supposed to do is drive your car faster than the speed limit, but I do sometimes, and you know what?? I have a really fast car and I love to go fast in it sometimes.

Just as you aren't supposed to matchy PS, but you know what?? I just love the matchy PS on this occasion, specially in purple / mauve.. Looks great IMHO and I think he is better off with it in this instance.
Do what you want, but I think you are doing a disservice to those asking for advise. You are usually better off not breaking the rules
post #3318 of 3839
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Originally Posted by Johnboy View Post

rules... rules need to be broken sometimes!!

The second thing you aren't supposed to do is drive your car faster than the speed limit, but I do sometimes, and you know what?? I have a really fast car and I love to go fast in it sometimes.

Just as you aren't supposed to matchy PS, but you know what?? I just love the matchy PS on this occasion, specially in purple / mauve.. Looks great IMHO and I think he is better off with it in this instance.

Rules do need to be broken sometimes. Or as George Bernard Shaw put it, "The golden rule is there are no golden rules."

Wearing a matching tie and pocket square isn't very like breaking the speed limit in a sportcar, though, is it? As the impulse to have everything matching is quite conservative, and the rule generally encourages men to be slightly more imaginative, I'd say breaking it is more like driving too slow tha too fast...
Edited by Snaporaz - 4/5/13 at 4:02am
post #3319 of 3839
Thread Starter 
After years of searching I finally located a quality Union Jack pocket square (my British wife is so proud smile.gif )

100% linen (made in Italy with hand sewn edges) found at Cable Car Clothiers in San Francisco. If you want one, better call them quickly. They just had a few and they aren't on their website.

http://www.cablecarclothiers.com/

post #3320 of 3839
Any action shots, Gus?
post #3321 of 3839
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Originally Posted by jackster57 View Post

Wearing a wool navy suit and a white shirt with this tie:

 

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And looking for a pocket square. Probably something that will add a little color to the outfit as it's entirely navy/white centric right now, but still remaining pretty simple. How do you guys feel about something like this:

 

 

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Change of texture and a little splash of color adds something more interesting than the all navy attire. Tell me what you think, and I'm open to suggestions. 

The contrast of texture is an excellent idea. The "splash of color"... is harder to pull off. Wearing just navy and white can be a very elegant and classy look, as long as the blues in the tie and the suit are different enough. The red (and really any color other than white in this case) will draw the eye straight to it. That would be unfortunate---you don't want people to focus on your pocketsquare (I assume?). A white linen ps with a tv fold would be ideal.

 

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Originally Posted by Johnboy View Post

rules... rules need to be broken sometimes!!

 

The second thing you aren't supposed to do is drive your car faster than the speed limit, but I do sometimes, and you know what?? I have a really fast car and I love to go fast in it sometimes.

 

Just as you aren't supposed to matchy PS, but you know what?? I just love the matchy PS on this occasion, specially in purple / mauve.. Looks great IMHO and I think he is better off with it in this instance.

Matching a pocket square to a tie is not merely breaking a rule---it looks universally bad.

post #3322 of 3839

 Pocketsquareguy: That would look pretty cool!

post #3323 of 3839
I've been wearing pocket squares for over 10 years now, and seem to stand out from my peers in so doing - not in a brash way, but I guess that most men seem to leave their jacket untouched after putting it on.

Being a broader (read: overweight!) chap, I think a pocket square helps to break up my chest line. A bit of urban camouflage and redirection never hurt!
post #3324 of 3839
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

After years of searching I finally located a quality Union Jack pocket square (my British wife is so proud smile.gif )

100% linen (made in Italy with hand sewn edges) found at Cable Car Clothiers in San Francisco. If you want one, better call them quickly. They just had a few and they aren't on their website. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Very icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif. I picture you on a scooter wearing that.
post #3325 of 3839

The Union Jack is pretty cool. It's much more amenable to being worn as a pocket square than any other flag that I can think of. The stars and stripes might be workable, especially if you move some elements around to make it more symmetrical.

post #3326 of 3839

Woods of Shropshire has some really cheap (£8-10) staple-like silk handkerchiefs, such as white pindots on navy. Is there any good reason to avoid these and save up for Turnbull & Asser or other more expensive brands?

post #3327 of 3839
I've been looking at those as well. Does anyone know whether they have hand-rolled edges?
post #3328 of 3839
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Originally Posted by Celadon View Post

Woods of Shropshire has some really cheap (£8-10) staple-like silk handkerchiefs, such as white pindots on navy. Is there any good reason to avoid these and save up for Turnbull & Asser or other more expensive brands?

At those prices, my guess (since I cannot handle them) is that the bargain PS would be quite a bit lower in silk quality and the finishing would probably not be up to the standards of T&A. I'm assuming they're made in China from export-quality silk.

Personally, I would rather have one splendid PS than ten cheap-looking ones.
post #3329 of 3839

Hi,

 

I know there has been over 200 pages produced on this thread, but I have a quick question and perhaps anyone can answer and help me understand.

 

What would be a good color pocket square with a dark navy sport coat and white or light blue shirt?

 

I've been using a white silk PS with or without small dark motifs but I am getting tired of the look.

 

I am wondering: what would be the next best color after a classic white PS on the attire I just quoted?


Edited by ILoveSportCoats - 4/9/13 at 7:50am
post #3330 of 3839
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Originally Posted by Celadon View Post

Woods of Shropshire has some really cheap (£8-10) staple-like silk handkerchiefs, such as white pindots on navy. Is there any good reason to avoid these and save up for Turnbull & Asser or other more expensive brands?

If you are near Macclesfiled I would drive over to the silk museum and pick up a few of the squares they have for sale. T&A has some of thier stuff made thier and some very good deals can be had. My grandfather lives just up the road from the museum and I make a stop there every time we fly over, well worth the trip.
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