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Well you can never go wrong with a white linen square with a charcoal suit. Here are some great shops:

http://www.malfordoflondon.com/en/

http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/

http://www.drakes-london.com/

http://vandafineclothing.com/

http://store.turnbullandasser.co.uk/

http://www.samhober.com/

http://linksonjack.com/

http://www.howardyount.com/

http://www.kentwang.com/

http://henrycarter.com.au/
Edited by SHS - 4/30/13 at 4:05pm
post #3407 of 3794

Hi all,

 

I need your help. Looking for a pocket square to complete this look. Any suggestions as to what colour? It is a charcoal suit if you can't see it well.

 

Thanks for the help!

 

PS. Sorry for the dirty mirror...

 

 

 

post #3408 of 3794
Kent, today's jacket has a pocket 6" deep. I wore a 16" silk hank, pinched in the middle, and then folded in half. Held loosely in this position, the total length of the hank is just under 6.5". In the pocket, the points are insufficiently stiff to hold it up, and it sinks just below the top of the pocket:

post #3409 of 3794
NsM patch pockets I have are 4.5" and 5"...
post #3410 of 3794
I've considered having the breast pockets shortened, but it seems like iGent tomfoolery. shog[1].gif
post #3411 of 3794
I've noticed I can cheat by not folding the PS exactly in half to get a bit of extra length.
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Originally Posted by Darkspider88 View Post

Hi all,

I need your help. Looking for a pocket square to complete this look. Any suggestions as to what colour? It is a charcoal suit if you can't see it well.

Your main colors seem to be blues and pinks, I like the idea of something in yellow.
post #3412 of 3794
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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post

I've noticed I can cheat by not folding the PS exactly in half to get a bit of extra length.

I do that, too, but you miss out on the pattern/color in the center of the hank.
post #3413 of 3794
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I do that, too, but you miss out on the pattern/color in the center of the hank.

Yeah, that's true. I guess most of my PS's are a uniform pattern.
post #3414 of 3794
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post


I do that, too, but you miss out on the pattern/color in the center of the hank.

I don't usually do the fold in half part. Just pinch wherever I like to show and stuff it in. But I imagine you like to do the "roll over" to achieve a look, but you can also pinch off center, then roll over to the center or wherever you want to show.

 

I'm starting to think that the looseness of the pocket is quite important. If you're always using larger squares, then you'll stretch out the pocket and smaller squares will start sliding down in them.

post #3415 of 3794
I have jackets with tight pockets and jackets with looser pockets (I know, TWSS...), and the size of the hank is a much bigger factor.
post #3416 of 3794
I kinda agree with Kent here. I hardly wear my 16" squares anymore because they tend to be abit big for today's suits. The only 16" I still wear are my silk ones. In the future i will be introducing silk options for Post-Imperial so I will have to face this dilemma soon
post #3417 of 3794
New Pocket squares


post #3418 of 3794

Nice Berg and Bergs!

post #3419 of 3794
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post

Most of my squares are 12-13" and they don't fall down. How deep is your pocket? All my US 36 jacket pockets are 6" deep, but in my experience there is not much variation even on larger sizes. So if you think about the puff or TV fold as roughly folding it in half plus a little higher if you angle the folded square, then 12-13" should be perfect. It's a delicate balance because you don't want too much fabric or it'll leave an unsightly bulge in your pocket, and it might ride up.
 
Cotton and linen have a rougher finish so they tend to stay put, but the smoothness of the finish is important for silks. A dry finish will stay in place while a smooth silk will move around, which is generally undesirable—too small and it falls down, too big and it rides up. With my silk pocket squares I can do a reverse puff or even point and puff which uses up more fabric so when folded it doesn't fill the pocket all the way, and even then it doesn't move around.
 
We've gone over this subject many times before. Definitely there are strong camps for 12" and for 16". It doesn't make sense to me. But maybe I'm wrong about the consistency of pocket sizes. Please everyone, post the depth of your pocket and your jacket size. Maybe some pockets are looser than others? I don't leave squares in the pockets as that can stretch them out.
 

Why did they make these unfinished? If you wanted a smaller one you can always just chop off the edge.


 I use the ol' safety pin trick if I run into any overly slick pocket squares... happy.gif

post #3420 of 3794
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post

I'm starting to think that the looseness of the pocket is quite important. If you're always using larger squares, then you'll stretch out the pocket and smaller squares will start sliding down in them.

I think this is pretty silly.
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