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post #16 of 32

Guess I'm all alone on this one.  While I don't overly mind the look on others, it's not a choice I would make for myself.  A pocket square dresses up a jacket / suit to my eye.  Doing so when you have chosen to dress down the oufit by omitting the tie and opening the collar seems like a bit of a mixed message to me.

post #17 of 32

Guess I'm all alone on this one.  While I don't overly mind the look on others, it's not a choice I would make for myself.  A pocket square dresses up a jacket / suit to my eye.  Doing so when you have chosen to dress down the oufit by omitting the tie and opening the collar seems like a bit of a mixed message to me.

post #18 of 32
I like it. This was Kobe coming through the tunnel on opening night and I thought he looked pretty slick.



post #19 of 32
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Originally Posted by malat View Post

I like it. This was Kobe coming through the tunnel on opening night and I thought he looked pretty slick.

Posting Kobe? Really?

The undershirt will not get raves.

It is a nice and classic look such that there is no reason to use him as an example.

Also, why is he bringing my bloody toiletry bag to the game?

 

I assume he burned those clothes after the disgraces his squad has opened with.

post #20 of 32
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Originally Posted by logan858 View Post
what is everyone's opinion here of a sports coat with a pocket square in the pocket but without a tie, and the collar unbuttoned?

A good look.

 

The sports coat thing is important though - I don't like the suits without ties look (ps or no ps).

post #21 of 32
I do it.
That's reason enough for you to do the same.
post #22 of 32
Whenever I am wearing a jacket with a breast pocket, suit or sport, I rock the square, unless I have just thrown the jacket on to walk the dog at night.

I like the pocket square and open-necked shirt look with a suit with more casual styling but not with a conservative business suit..
post #23 of 32

It doesn't matter. The bigger issue is jacket without tie. If someone can't get past the tieless look, then they won't give a crap about whether or not there's a fraction of an inch of frabric sticking out of your pocket. You're the only one who'll put much thought into it.

post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

It doesn't matter. The bigger issue is jacket without tie. If someone can't get past the tieless look, then they won't give a crap about whether or not there's a fraction of an inch of frabric sticking out of your pocket. You're the only one who'll put much thought into it.

Vinny, Vinny, Vinny......the details DO matter.
post #25 of 32
I appreciate this discussion since it is something I've been wondering about. I like this look (if done well), but I rarely see it here in England. Those who do the SC + PS: do you think of it as equally appropriate for business or casual? I think of it as more casual, but perhaps it can also be a way to make business casual a little more bearable.
post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Guess I'm all alone on this one.  While I don't overly mind the look on others, it's not a choice I would make for myself.  A pocket square dresses up a jacket / suit to my eye.  Doing so when you have chosen to dress down the oufit by omitting the tie and opening the collar seems like a bit of a mixed message to me.
No, you're not alone - I've been saying the same thing for a long time on this forum. The pocket square, to me, is a degree MORE dressed-up than the tie
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

It doesn't matter. The bigger issue is jacket without tie. If someone can't get past the tieless look, then they won't give a crap about whether or not there's a fraction of an inch of frabric sticking out of your pocket.
As I loathe the jacket-without-tie look, thinking that, as Roger says, it's a mixed message, adding a pocket square compounds the incongruity.

On a somewhat separate issue, pocket squares, except plain white ones on occasions like weddings and funerals, are much rarer in the UK than in the USA.
post #27 of 32

Do it. It's a very good look, assuming your shirt is appropriately buttoned and aren't exposing too much for the world to see.

They say there's nothing worse than a "naked" suit, tie or not.

post #28 of 32
I dig it and do it!
post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by williamson View Post

On a somewhat separate issue, pocket squares, except plain white ones on occasions like weddings and funerals, are much rarer in the UK than in the USA.

True, but British men seem to be much governed by rules and conventions (e.g. black shoes). It isn't always a good thing. As an American, I wouldn't worry about it as much.
post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by williamson View Post

No, you're not alone - I've been saying the same thing for a long time on this forum. The pocket square, to me, is a degree MORE dressed-up than the tie
As I loathe the jacket-without-tie look, thinking that, as Roger says, it's a mixed message, adding a pocket square compounds the incongruity.
On a somewhat separate issue, pocket squares, except plain white ones on occasions like weddings and funerals, are much rarer in the UK than in the USA.

Figured you'd weigh in on this one eventually!
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