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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

I think it's weird how everybody is trying to justify that they liked a cream pocket square before Foo brought it up.

That said, I think it's perfectly fine to selectively choose to emulate a certain way if one sees that there are merits in it.

 

Been following this conversation and this touches on something I was thinking as well. From my perspective, the perspective of a self proclaimed noob, I follow the advice of foo and the others because I am not advanced in these kinds of things yet. With anything that takes any effort or skill I find that it is best to emulate someone more accomplished and then, when you have enough experience in that, start to make your own tweeks and changes. I think that might be where a lot of people are and that might be a reason many emulate foo or manton or anyone else.

post #6272 of 12675
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post


This is why you guys look like you walked off a vaudeville stage.

The OCD person sees the vulgarity of modern dress and, rather than trying to blend the two extremes, dashes in the opposite direction. This is clothing as religion. But there's nothing righteous about wearing a three-piece suit to Denny's, I assure you.  It seems of late this BBS is more Fedora Lounge (cosplay) and less London Lounge (sybarites).

 

I"m just grumpy because I didn't sleep a wink last night.

 

Oh, my style of dress blends nicely with my work environment. I meant I get depressed because I see tan corduroy jackets worn with charcoal pents, satin ties and square toe loafers, all in the same ensemble. I'd rather imitate foo.gif.

 

Outside the workplace it would be dumb to dress the same way. Well, for me at least.

 

Edmorel, The FooPuff is rather practical, that's why I (and probably others) have adopted it... in my defence, I have to say I still don't see myself wearing a cream silk square, even though I have considered it after all the fuss about them. I do like them, just not on me.

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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post


plz to explain.

david hober is the nicest guy ever. more than enough reason to go that route.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

So has obsessive, mindless, lemming-like acquisitiveness now become a good thing?
If twenty of you buy cream silk pocket squares, that will probably amount to the most sold of this classic item in any decade in history.
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

I like foo.gif as much as the next guy and think he is an elegant guy but I thought it was bad enough when everyone started doing the foo puff on their squares now they want to take it to the next level and all wear cream squares confused.gif Is this what the forum has become?

lol, idk, maybe. i never wear PSs so though this might be a good place to start. i may buy one, i may not, but i figured i should figure out exactly what this thing is beofre i spend any money and end up with the wrong thing.

also, id be lying if i said i wasnt curious where asking that question would lead. i was not disappointed.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

the dwarf likes bow ties, so a bit of a misfire there

hey now ! he is not exactly tall, but that is a bit too far. wink.gif
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Hober is a very nice guy indeed. If he had everything I wanted, wld get it from him.

Dopey, the Disney character, is a dwarf. Or was that a 'Freudian slip', In Stitches? :P
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Originally Posted by black_umbrella View Post

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Is that a double paisley? I don't think you can repeat paisley in an outfit, unlike other patterns. It's too specific. At any rate, the colors in the square, dominated by black and light blue, are too city-like for a tweed jacket. Black really shouldn't ever show up next to earthy greens and browns.

Nice Foo-fold attempt (is that we're calling it now?), but I would personally prefer to see much less square.

Final score: foo.gif
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

I'm not 100% sure this pocket square works. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Yeah, this square doesn't work. The stark contrast between white and red too closely echos the contrast between your shirt and tie. Ideally, you'd come up with a square that is relatively low contrast and somewhere between the tie and shirt in terms of brightness.

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Originally Posted by timotune View Post

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It's really hard to read the square here. However, I am somewhat troubled by the apparent saturation/brightness and pattern density being so close to your tie's. Also, putting the only two patterns on your tie and square does tend to segregate them. Here, the effect is not so bad because the patterns are subtle, but still.

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Shirt is pale blue. Suit, not SC
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SquareFAIL. Colors are too random, also the muted saturation and level of brightness bring it too close to your jacket. If I were to convert this pic to grayscale, you'd see the square and jacket blend together. This leaves a big gap between the jacket/square and the tie. With the square, you really want to hit a spot somewhere between. Also, regardless of what stuffing technique you use, the result shouldn't turn out like this, where the square looks like a clenched mess of rumples floating conspicuously in the center of your pocket.

I just converted to grayscale in Photoshop and I was right. Go ahead and do the same. You'll see everything turn to a similar shade of light grey--except for your tie, which will be near black.

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Originally Posted by Mr. Pink View Post

Square fail or no?

Suit is a lighter navy, not midnight as it appears in the photo,:
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Also curious on thoughts about this:
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The first outfit is a big squareFAIL. The dominant or background color of your square should never match the color of your tie.

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The second is very nice. Nothing wrong at all. The black knit tie is used very expertly here. Between it and the white of your shirt, you managed to fill in the brightness spectrum very effectively with the dark grey of your suit, navy blue of your square, and cherry red shirt stripes. Great use of three patterns too--everyone please note that the reason it works is because the pattern density varies between them. I wish I'd come up with this outfit myself.

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Originally Posted by zbromer View Post

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Solid effort. I personally hate purple, but I'm doing my best not to hold it against anyone! Nice square technique. Whether you used my method or not, this is how I like my squares to look. You've done a good job of pattern matching, in varying the densities well, and also effectively created enough brightness contrast between components (shirt brightest, jacket less bright, tie in the middle range, square dark).

My only complaint is that purple, regardless of how you feel about the color in and of itself, is always a bit citifying.

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

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Ah, the infamous third nipple pic.

Tie and square are too close, both in color and brightness/saturation. Also, this goes to show why I have such a problem with the two-pattern square/tie combo. They look like add-ons.

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

What are we thinking on this one? SquareFail or not?

This is a hopsack blazer, with mid grey flannels and brown suede chukkas.
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Tie and square are too close in brightness. If the square were darker and more saturated, it would pair a lot better. Alternatively, the tie could be darker.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Manton, good info, thanks. i fear then you would not love my choice for today.

and here i was feeling good about it til now. frown.gif
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Nothing wrong here, but a dark grey and white striped shirt is an odd animal.

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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

RD, that's a great choice. I just got a recent shipment of ties from Patrizio a few days ago. Here's one of them:
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Personally I do wear neats with odd jacket. Although in this case it's with a suit, it's a "sporty" suit.

No problem with the tie. But the square is stuffed funny. Looks like a poof that's feeling embarrassed for itself. Also, another example of why ties and squares should never be the only two things in an outfit to be patterned. They stick out like sore thumbs. No, the nailhead (is that what it is?) pattern in the suit doesn't count here. it is so fine as to register as a solid more than a pattern. Also, the square would look better significantly darker (more a forest green) and if its pattern density wasn't so close to your tie's. Right now, it is too close in brightness and saturation to your suit.

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

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Not bad, but the square is stuffed funny. It looks flattened. Other than that, nothing is wrong--but the square is distracting enough to cost you a notch.

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I couldn't figure out what square to wear here, so I just went with the cream silk.

 

 

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Cream silk again

 

 

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Not really sure if the square works here. The shirt is blue OCBD

 

 

 

post #6279 of 12675
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

plz to explain.

Yellowed white balloon in breast pocket = minus two NOBD's. In other words: 2x .
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Thread Starter 
I'm liking the first one, middle is meh, last is uhoh.gif
post #6281 of 12675
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I'm liking the first one, middle is meh, last is uhoh.gif

Creamsilksquare for the win!
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msulinski

 

You need to buy new ties
 

post #6283 of 12675
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I'm liking the first one, middle is meh, last is uhoh.gif

The nice thing about a bad square is that you can just stuff it in your pocket. I have done that with the last one.

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The tie and square in that last picture are ...
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Everybody, cheer up and chill out with some orange mocha frappuccino

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