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The hank. The colors are quite vibrant, and in all of the pics you posted, my eye was drawn to it first. Not inherently a flaw, just something for you to consider.
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Well, as I mentioned in the Noodle thread, I was looking into livening up what I wear. Looks like I made a good choice. It's the only cotton square I have, and the colors are indeed richer than most of my silks. I'm getting some batik from EliodA for similar purposes.

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Originally Posted by tabcollar View Post

Your silk batik squares are smashing. Well done indeed.

Is batik on silk very common? When I was in Malaysia and Indonesia, all I saw was batik on what I assumed was cotton.

Thanks for the kind words. Yes you are right, most batik is cotton. However, silk is also used. The patterns and colors on silk usually look a bit sharper.
I'm certainly planning to try using cotton for PS's too. Perhaps even the textured dobby weaves that are quite common here on Java.
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post
 

X-post from WAYWRN:

 


Very nice combinations...and very nice pocket-square

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Very nice combinations...and very nice pocket-square

 

Molto grazie, Gianni :)

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greetings from Sarawak EliodA.  Was over in that neck of the woods a couple of weeks back, in Lombok.  Also a great place for picking up some fabrics.  They still do the hand woven songkets there which are pretty hard to come by.  Here is one we picked up, each line woven in and out by hand.  The gold thread is maybe over the top for a pocket square but excellent craftsmanship none the less. 

 

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greetings from Sarawak EliodA.  Was over in that neck of the woods a couple of weeks back, in Lombok.  Also a great place for picking up some fabrics.  They still do the hand woven songkets there which are pretty hard to come by.  Here is one we picked up, each line woven in and out by hand.  The gold thread is maybe over the top for a pocket square but excellent craftsmanship none the less. 

 

 

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Hi piraca, greetings from Jakarta. That's a very nice songket, indeed. My wife is from a Batak family originally from North Sumatra, where there is a very rich heritage in all kinds of songkets etc. The fabrics are usually quite heavy though, wholly unsuited for pocket squares. Tie material perhaps?

Are you guys still making the batik pocket squares as I saw on your website?

 

BTW, here's another experiment from me. In the unloved (on SF) colour purple :)

 

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Like that combo Eli icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Like that combo Eli icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Thanks, Cleav! BTW, have you given up on the WAYWRN thread? I miss your fits there.
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Thanks, Cleav! BTW, have you given up on the WAYWRN thread? I miss your fits there.

Thanks buddy

No. just been uber busy however hope to have some time this week.

You been rocking it everywhere man, very impressive nod[1].gif
post #3761 of 3881
Posting my plain combo but if someone can help me out though I know its a pocket square thread.

I recently just bought this Hugo Boss magenta pin dot tie here in Canada. Obviously being Canada the price was $110 and I know Hugo Boss doesn't have a great reputation here. Though the tie does say made in Italy.

Should I return it or keep it. I love the color and I'm a newbie at folding ties yet it created the best dimple I've ever had (this is my first 'good' tie). I feel like I should keep it because finding a quality magenta pin dot tie is pretty hard. I mean I see purple pin dot and stuff or maybe a light pink but not this.

Please ignore that I didn't cover the top button of my shirt with my tie. Rookie mistake. Keep the tie or not?

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post #3762 of 3881
If you like it keep it... It's a personal thing. We can't tell silk quality or construction from a picture.
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This ^
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That being said, as someone who has owned a dozen Hugo Boss ties in his life...and keeps a few because several are actually quite well made...that isn't worth $110 dollars in the sense that you could get something you'd probably be a lot happier with for 20-30 bucks less. If you don't find anything you like from any of these folks, then keep it. If you do, return it, because the other ties will be better (though Howard Yount is about comparable to my nicer Boss ties in terms of quality).

 

www.samhober.com

www.kentwang.com

www.howardyount.com

www.vandafineclothing.com

www.pantaclothing.com

www.nomanwalksalone.com

www.henrycarter.com

www.conradwu.com

http://www.shibumi-berlin.com

 

And if you feel inclined to buy from particularly good people, Henry Carter and Sam Hober are probably two of the best all around folks on the forum

post #3765 of 3881
Thank you so much. Great advice..will scroll through those and decide.
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