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Because we were waiting for your splendid post, nice work there MTB nod[1].gif

I'll post mine tomorrow.
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Should I worry the colors are too dull and dry to show up against a navy blazer?
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Should I worry the colors are too dull and dry to show up against a navy blazer?

Very nice for de blazer.

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Should I worry the colors are too dull and dry to show up against a navy blazer?

I would focus my energy on which colour compliments a secondary colour of the tie (or shirt)..

And just for reference : no tie = no pocket square (rule of thumb)...
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I would focus my energy on which colour compliments a secondary colour of the tie (or shirt)..

And just for reference : no tie = no pocket square (rule of thumb)...

Yes, but I also don't want a pocketsquare that blends in with the jacket//not enough contrast.
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Ancient madder paisley blue

 

The navy ancient madder pocket square may fade into a navy jacket, but the burgundy one is certainly not a problem.

 

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And just for reference : no tie = no pocket square (rule of thumb)...

I don't believe this. I always wear a pocket square with a jacket.

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Excellent, just ordered the







Tried to be diverse starting out my collection (already have a few plain linens)
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What kind of weave and weight is good for a printed pocket square?

I have read twill is pretty common at about 12 to 14mm. Forum favorite Kent Wang seems to stock much heavier squares at about 24 to 28mm if my conversion is correct. I have only seen charmeuse and crepe de chine that even comes close these weights. Are they popular choices?

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Excellent, just ordered the







Tried to be diverse starting out my collection (already have a few plain linens)

Very nice choice ... congratulations

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And here's another pocket-square bespoke vintage still hand-printed many years ago. Obviously, it is the customer to decide measurements and color of the thread with which it is done all the hem by hand. It is a vintage paisley still hand print many years ago.

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I was looking for a cream silk pocket square, but all I could find were cream satin squares (checked Sam Hober and Kent Wang, and others).

Are satin pocket squares more formal than traditional silk squares?
Edited by venividivicibj - 4/8/14 at 1:11am
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I was looking for a cream silk pocket square, but all I could find were cream satin squares (checked Sam Hober and Kent Wang, and others).

Are satin pocket squares more formal than traditional silk, or are they the same?

 

Try looking at the Ehaberdasher website; they have a cream silk Zegna pocket square at USD25 

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Satin is a weave. Our satin squares are silk.

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I was looking for a cream silk pocket square, but all I could find were cream satin squares (checked Sam Hober and Kent Wang, and others).

Are satin pocket squares more formal than traditional silk squares?

I'd get something like this before getting a solid cream square:

 

There is enough cream/beige in it so that you can arrange it to be predominantly cream. It's way more versatile and has completely replaced the cream square in my rotation.

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I would focus my energy on which colour compliments a secondary colour of the tie (or shirt)..

And just for reference : no tie = no pocket square (rule of thumb)...

 

I also think the above isn't really a rule of thumb.

Adding a pocket square can be a great addition of colour and pattern without a tie, especially in a casual setting, when not wearing a very colourful or busy patterned shirt.

 

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I'd get something like this before getting a solid cream square:

 

There is enough cream/beige in it so that you can arrange it to be predominantly cream. It's way more versatile and has completely replaced the cream square in my rotation.

 

I think that's a great recommendation! I recently bought a Hermes square which provides a versatile white/grey combination. It's white, but it's not white white. Can totally imagine doing the same with cream.

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