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@edmorel: Come on, if you don't acknowledge that it won't be true!
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Remember when the prevailing SF dogma was that solid silk squares were tacky?

I wouldn't go so far as calling them tacky, but you won't catch me wearing one.
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Can your DH powers bring back hard 3 button jackets? I really like those.

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

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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.

Thanks for the comments, foo. Suit is either nailhead or birdseye, I forget which. On the pattern density of the square, it's kind of luck of the draw with the motif square whether you're going to get more density or less. If I were to spend more time styling the photo, I'd probably pick out a denser part of the square and improve the fold as you suggested. When I stuff squares they always move around during the day in unruly fashion. Your FooFold seems to mitigate this, but it looks a little orderly for my personal taste. The cost of this choice is not being able to control the chaos.
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I've lost track - are we putting Foo up on a pedestal today or knocking him down?  Just need to know whether to post that I want in on a cream square group buy or to roll my eyes at the suggestion.

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There should be a little accu-weather barometer up top indicating what is ON TREND this second. It would surely reduce thread clutter and make things very easy for the affiliate vendors
 

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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

I wouldn't go so far as calling them tacky, but you won't catch me wearing one.

Same.

I have a square that's predominantly cream, and it's useful. But the other colors add interest and don't detract from its versatility.
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

I wouldn't go so far as calling them tacky, but you won't catch me wearing one.

Well that is not saying much now is it?

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Remember when the prevailing SF dogma was that solid silk squares were tacky?

 

When I think solid silk square I think of the prefolded jobs that come with rental prom tuxes.

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Can your DH powers bring back hard 3 button jackets? I really like those.

Eww.
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

When I think solid silk square I think of the prefolded jobs that come with rental prom tuxes.

My thinking as well.
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Originally Posted by Ivar View Post

My thinking as well.

There are many things associated with something that sucks. That doesn't mean the thing itself sucks.
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You guys are overthinking the cream silk square.

foo.gif never held it out as the Jesus H. Tapdancing Christ of #menswear

If I'm interpreting his stance correctly, it's simply this:

1 - Most of you are failing with your PS's because you're choosing a pattern/scale/color that doesn't harmonize with your shirt/tie/jacket.
2 - If you have doubts, don't just use a white linen square, which "cuts the eye" (Note: I don't agree with this and still wear white linen squares).
3 - Resort instead to creamsilksquare. It's really hard to fuck up, adds a bit of visual interest to an outfit and is softer on the eye than folded white linen.

Based on the prevalence of squareFAIL on SF, I don't think this advice is terribly controversial.
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The only solid silk square I have worn (other than cream) is maroon one with a white dinner jacket. I don't know that I will ever wear that square outside of that situation.

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Originally Posted by CaymanS View Post

You guys are overthinking the cream silk square.

foo.gif never held it out as the Jesus H. Tapdancing Christ of #menswear

If I'm interpreting his stance correctly, it's simply this:

1 - Most of you are failing with your PS's because you're choosing a pattern/scale/color that doesn't harmonize with your shirt/tie/jacket.
2 - If you have doubts, don't just use a white linen square, which "cuts the eye" (Note: I don't agree with this and still wear white linen squares).
3 - Resort instead to creamsilksquare. It's really hard to fuck up, adds a bit of visual interest to an outfit and is softer on the eye than folded white linen.

Based on the prevalence of squareFAIL on SF, I don't think this advice is terribly controversial.

Yep.
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