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post #6316 of 12707
Cream silk is squareFAIL #1. Moo's square sock looks better.
post #6317 of 12707
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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.

I should have followed this with what I am wearing today, but I got a little bored of the cream silk after 2 straight days. I still think the white linen looks good, but maybe with outfits on the more formal end of the spectrum.

post #6318 of 12707
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Eww.

Is that a general eww on three-button jackets? I must say, given that I'm 6'4", I have been thinking of getting one. Also, I like wearing bow ties every so often, and they just work better with a 3-button, due to a smaller area of shirt showing. Also, would you say that a 2-button-2 jacket is in good taste, as used by this golf suit of the DoW?

post #6319 of 12707
I have a solid red silk square that I only wear to parties with a dinner jacket, per Bernhard Roetzel in his classic book on #menswear. It feels 80s in awesome way and I love it. I absolutely do not do the Foo poof. I actually let it run as wild as possible. At Jewish or Muslim weddings, I'll pull it out and spin it around during the hava nagila / dabka. Never fails.

I have a solid navy silk square that looks ok with a camel-colored sportcoat and exactly nothing else.

I have a bunch of others that I wear very rarely because they don't match with anything but looked amazing at the store.
post #6320 of 12707
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

Is that a general eww on three-button jackets? I must say, given that I'm 6'4", I have been thinking of getting one. Also, I like wearing bow ties every so often, and they just work better with a 3-button, due to a smaller area of shirt showing. Also, would you say that a 2-button-2 jacket is in good taste, as used by this golf suit of the DoW? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Where would you even find a jacket cut like this today? Even bespoke it might be tough to find.
post #6321 of 12707
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

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.
The rubinacci HMS Victory square works in any context where cream would also work. I wear that one a lot.
post #6322 of 12707
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

The rubinacci HMS Victory square works in any context where cream would also work. I wear that one a lot.

I'm rocking creamsilksquare today. Tell me what you think.
post #6323 of 12707
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Where would you even find a jacket cut like this today?Even bespoke it might be tough to findd.
Maybe that is just worded oddly but besopke by definition should be THE way to get it done.

If you mean that tailors have perhaps forgotten how, I doubt it, I don't think it would be all that hard to cut.

My probem is that buttoning a coat up the middle like that makes the coat lack a "fulcrum" so it won't move as elegantly but will constrict and bunch up.
post #6324 of 12707

I'm wondering what the tailoring technicalities are to get such a clean and tight skirt, instead of a flared one. I don't think it's a matter of measures alone. That jacket looks spectacular...

post #6325 of 12707
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

If you mean that tailors have perhaps forgotten how, I doubt it, I don't think it would be all that hard to cut.

This is what I meant, sorry for the awkward wording. Certainly not every tailor, even among the well-known ones, would be willing and able to faithfully execute this.
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post #6327 of 12707
Yes. It's a paddock. I've toyed with the idea but my tailor believes it isn't as elegant. And after seeing so many people button two buttons on their coats (where only one is meant to be buttoned), I'm inclined to agree.
post #6328 of 12707
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Originally Posted by CaymanS View Post

You guys are overthinking the cream silk square. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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.

or, alternatively, you can avoid SF (funny how those two have the same initials) by not wearing one at all. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

The rubinacci HMS Victory square works in any context where cream would also work. I wear that one a lot.

i have heard many people speak of this square.
post #6329 of 12707
Link to victory square for those who wanna bite Teh Manton's impeccable steez:

http://www.marianorubinacci.net/eshop/product.php?id=222&lang=2
post #6330 of 12707
Question for the Illuminatti:

Are matching Victory trousers a win or a fail?

http://www.marianorubinacci.net/eshop/product.php?id=1265&file=pantalone-sirenuse-azz-web.jpg&lang=2
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