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Guys, if you remember the photo I posted, I just received a cream PS. This one http://www.samhober.com/thai-shot-silk-pocket-squares/light-cream-shot-thai-silk-pocket-square.html. I know I know foo.gif. But I think he's right on its usefulness. This one has a slight sheen to it, but not overly so. Does anybody have this one http://www.samhober.com/satin-silk-pocket-squares/light-cream-satin-silk-pocket-square-1.html. I'm curious how different they are. The Thai shot one is very stiff. Holds a puff very well of course, almost foldable. But that very characteristic makes it appear less soft than what you might think of in a classic cream silk PS worn with a tux for example.

 

I ordered a swatch of the light cream satin silk for the same purpose and didn't particularly like it.  It is more of a light silver than a cream and feels stiff and lifeless compared to, say, a Macclesfield silk.

 

I've experimented slightly and ordered a pocket square in light yellow grenadine fina which is actually a soft cream colour.  Hopefully the texture will make it look less like part of a cheap wedding set.  I sized down to a 13" square to account for grenadine's bulkiness.  Will update this thread with my impressions when it arrives in approx. 2 weeks.

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Fascinating thought process. Would love to hear and see how that turns out. Very creative.
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I'd imagine that the cream grenadine grossa square would work. The weave might be a little too prominent with grossa, though.

 

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Excellent!

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Thanks! I think it's a great color for fall. Now I'm waiting on David to load those wool cashmere ones!!
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i've bought some of these but regret it.  squares shouldn't be weaves if u care about the MC tradition.  and plains are less versatile

 

 

Originally Posted by karwoski View Post
 

I'd imagine that the cream grenadine grossa square would work. The weave might be a little too prominent with grossa, though.

 

 

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I appreciate the personal experience Pliny. That's the kind of insight that helps. You said that squares shouldn't be weaves. That makes sense, and it's why I've never bought a square from a grenadine silk. But what do you mean by plains are less versatile? All plain squares are less versatile? That would make sense but just clarifying. The cream silk one I just got is the only plain square I have except for white linen.
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yeah that's what i meant-  all plains apart from white/creams r less versatile

 

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I appreciate the personal experience Pliny. That's the kind of insight that helps. You said that squares shouldn't be weaves. That makes sense, and it's why I've never bought a square from a grenadine silk. But what do you mean by plains are less versatile? All plain squares are less versatile? That would make sense but just clarifying. The cream silk one I just got is the only plain square I have except for white linen.
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tdude - the burnt orange oxford weave is pure awesomeness, well done! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Looks like some new linen ties got stocked. Not exactly the time of year for it, but they look great. A black and white gingham, bright blue and dark lavender solids, and some great plaids jumped out at me as the early stars, but there are others. 

 

The ballsiest of the batch:

 

 

I can't tell if this is over-the-top or just that awesome.

 

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tdude - the burnt orange oxford weave is pure awesomeness, well done! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Just to confirm, tdude's post is the burnt orange oxford weave? I had been planning to wait until the wool/cashmeres came online for a purchase, but this may be bumping up into that order.

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^^ yup. Mine was the burnt orange oxford.
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Today's Hober (another repeat from a few months back) is the Macclesfield #84 (6-fold construction).

 

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^^ that is a fantastic combo ^^
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Guys, if you remember the photo I posted, I just received a cream PS. This one http://www.samhober.com/thai-shot-silk-pocket-squares/light-cream-shot-thai-silk-pocket-square.html. I know I know foo.gif. But I think he's right on its usefulness. This one has a slight sheen to it, but not overly so. Does anybody have this one http://www.samhober.com/satin-silk-pocket-squares/light-cream-satin-silk-pocket-square-1.html. I'm curious how different they are. The Thai shot one is very stiff. Holds a puff very well of course, almost foldable. But that very characteristic makes it appear less soft than what you might think of in a classic cream silk PS worn with a tux for example.

 

I have the satin square, and it is, in my opinion, way too stiff. It's a beautiful ps, but if I buy a silk ps I want it to be a soft and smooth ps. This is not the case with this ps. If you try to puff it you get more of a pointy, sharp and hard object bulging out of your pocket. It folds nicely though, but I don't like folding silk. So it has unfortunately been left unused after a couple of initial tries. But if you think that the thai shot one is stiff and makes a nice puff: go for it. It's beautiful and as always impeccably made.

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Does anyone have a tie in the Macclesfield #145 (https://www.samhober.com/macclesfield-print-silk-ties/macclesfield-printed-silk-tie-145.html)?

 

I'm really interested in that fabric in a 6 or 7-fold, very lightly or completely unlined to use with odd jackets and odd trousers/chinos. But it's always good to see an action shot of the fabric as an actual tie first. I have seen a picture of Luca Rubinacci with a tie that - if my memory serves me right - is very similar to this fabric and it looks really good. I've tried finding the picture but can't. So basically I don't even know if Luca's tie and this fabric is the same or if I just imagine them to be. :thumbs-up: 


Edited by pazzion - 10/9/13 at 10:25am
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