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post #616 of 3839
How on earth do you get a large silk square to stay in place? I know I've seen people posting squares like this and saying they're wonderfully versatile since you can pick sections to present in order to accent different colors in your outfit:



It's 18", and since I wore a white OCBD, with a navy tie, a navy/yellow/cream vest, and a cream silk jacket, the aqua/navy blend of the square worked wonderfully"”accent, highlight, but not match. But it was a bitch and a half keeping it a) in the pocket at all"”I kept looking down to find a GIANT POOF hanging from my chest, and b) keeping some section with just a hint of the navy showing. It moved constantly, usually ending up in some unappealing poofnk arrangement that just looked horrid. I'd catch a state of grace every few hours, where one position would last thirty, maybe forty-five minutes, but then it would all come vomiting out again, and I'd find myself spending two minutes fucking with it in the bathroom.

The long and short of it being"”no sprezz can be had when I'm constantly worrying if my left breast is vomiting silk. How do you 'anchor' the silk square in place?
post #617 of 3839
Oh, and entirely separate question:

Do you clip the tags on your squares, or just find ways to hide them?
post #618 of 3839
I would clip the tags immediately. You can't do a reverse puff or three-point fold with them, and they make other folds harder. The very sight of them also irritates me a bit. My squares do not have any tags for precisely this reason.
post #619 of 3839
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I would clip the tags immediately.
x1000 Those little tags make it impossible for a PS to sit or fold well. Great call on eliminating them on yours, Kent.
post #620 of 3839
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post
I like the red white and blue gingham. Other than that...blue and white gingham or black and white houndstooth.
I own a blue/white houndstooth from Kent Wang that I wear all the time. I was going to give you the link, but I don't see it on his site anymore.
post #621 of 3839
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Originally Posted by stateless View Post
x1000

Those little tags make it impossible for a PS to sit or fold well. Great call on eliminating them on yours, Kent.

+1. My first PS (white silk) had one, and I was confounded, because it was impossible to remove without messing up the edge stitching.
Now I'm seeing some boutique PS maker putting BUTTONS on one of the corners. WTF???
post #622 of 3839
Thread Starter 
I use the tiny clippers on my Swiss Army knife to clip them as soon as they get home.


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Originally Posted by Bartlebooth View Post
Do you clip the tags on your squares, or just find ways to hide them?
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post #624 of 3839
^ Nice. Don't like third tie, though.
post #625 of 3839
Good to know about clipping labels. No secrets to be revealed about keeping silk squares in place, though?
post #626 of 3839
I don't have that problem but I make my silk squares smaller, 12-14".
post #627 of 3839
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
Don't match your orange tie and don't wear a white TV fold.

What exactly is wrong with the TV fold? It's as American as apple pie and native born presidents.
post #628 of 3839
Apple pie sucks.
post #629 of 3839
Have you tried apple and rhubarb pie? It's pretty good.
post #630 of 3839
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Have you tried apple and rhubarb pie? It's pretty good.

Strawberry Rhubarb pie. Side of the road somewhere on the way to Savannah, GA. Life changing.
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