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post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

  Or, heck, even putting a piece of tape halfway down your pocket, to sort of keep your pocket square from slipping. Or maybe using a small safety pin in a similar way. 

 

Oh no . . . there goes the splendid courtesy of pulling your handkerchief (or PS) from your pocket to offer a lady something for her weeping eyes.  (I sense entanglements)

 

David

post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Oh no . . . there goes the splendid courtesy of pulling your handkerchief (or PS) from your pocket to offer a lady something for her weeping eyes.
The pin should sort of pin the pocket lining closed (assuming the pocket's construction permits this), to keep a pocket square from falling too far down into the pocket. I didn't mean to suggest the pocket square be pinned in place. Pocket squares pinned in place, like pocket squares wrapped around pieces of cardboard, are abominations.

But yeah, there do seem to be a number of pocket square threads going on. Which is silly, since if you're that concerned about how to wear a pocket square, you've already gone wrong by way of over-thinking the matter.

One of these days, I ought to write a book, "The 237 Lessons You Must Master, If You Want to Be Nonchalant."
Edited by 12345Michael54321 - 6/2/13 at 12:17am
post #18 of 29
It will change throughout the day. You can play with the fold until you get it right....but the real issue is the placeholder. Get rid of that and you should be fine.
post #19 of 29
Dude, you're trying too hard. Grab the hankie by the middle, pull it straight, fold it in half, and stuff it in. It's not origami.

Edit: Above applies to cotton hankies.
Edited by Veremund - 6/2/13 at 4:29am
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

Dude, you're trying too hard. Grab the hankie by the middle, pull it straight, fold it in half, and stuff it in. It's not origami.


I would only do that with a silk PS.  White linen not so much.  I can't say that it's verboten, but I don't prefer the look of stuffed linen. 

post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post

I would only do that with a silk PS.  White linen not so much.  I can't say that it's verboten, but I don't prefer the look of stuffed linen. 

Good call. Ok, actually I only had cotton hankies in mind when I wrote that. I have one linen square and I only fold it I to quarters because it's white with four different colour edges.
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by shadowsnuzzy View Post

Thanks everyone for the great feedback! 

 

To clear a couple things up:

 

Yes, I'm a student not a working professional, although one of the comments was from a teacher who worked in the finance industry. 

 

Funny story, I did actually put a placeholder inside the pocket square so that it has a sharper look to it. The main reason for this is that the pocket of my jacket is not exact to the length of the ps so when I insert the ps it will either reveal too much of itself and look shabby or fall inside and no longer be visible (if I fold it). To get around this I cut a card to fit just a little bit over the edge of the jacket and wrapped the ps around that and ironed it. Was this a bad idea? Any other solutions to the problem?

 

 I don't understand how one can have that much control over the ps and have it stay in that exact size without changing a little throughout the day. Without using a placeholder I don't really get how you can make the ps look sharp and sleek like these pictures

 

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xm8FCpuA3t4/Txxzuha3pSI/AAAAAAAAApQ/PgAw63Ho2dk/s1600/yerrowasain.jpg

 

http://jp1.r0tt.com/l_7c8d9150-9e4b-11e1-b919-fd8cebe00001.jpg

 

 

And I agree that a different knot would be better for that collar but I have a roundish face so fatter knots don't look good on me. Maybe I should just avoid wearing this shirt with a tie? 

So, you dress that way for college classes? If so, it's not wonder in why people keep calling you out. Exactly why are you dressing that way for college classes?...hankies for college? Really?

post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

So, you dress that way for college classes? If so, it's not wonder in why people keep calling you out. Exactly why are you dressing that way for college classes?...hankies for college? Really?

 

Go easy on him Vinny- maybe he had a speech or debate final or a recital or something.  

post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post

 

Go easy on him Vinny- maybe he had a speech or debate final or a recital or something.  

Exactly. I play a lot of music gigs/ participate in a lot of business events that require dressing up. I probably wear my suit 2-4 times a month for something or another. 

post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by shadowsnuzzy View Post

 

 I don't understand how one can have that much control over the ps and have it stay in that exact size without changing a little throughout the day. Without using a placeholder I don't really get how you can make the ps look sharp and sleek like these pictures

 

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xm8FCpuA3t4/Txxzuha3pSI/AAAAAAAAApQ/PgAw63Ho2dk/s1600/yerrowasain.jpg

 

http://jp1.r0tt.com/l_7c8d9150-9e4b-11e1-b919-fd8cebe00001.jpg

 

 

These are staged photographs for commercial use. Real people in real life rarely have their squares so razor-precise for more than a few minutes at a time. If' you're having issues with the size of the pocket, fold the square differently or stuff something in the bottom of the pocket to effectively shrink it. But you'll have to accept that nothing you can do will consistently make the square stand with that kind of staged precision all day. Accept that it's okay that the size and shape may change a little throughout the day!

post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by shadowsnuzzy View Post

Exactly. I play a lot of music gigs/ participate in a lot of business events that require dressing up. I probably wear my suit 2-4 times a month for something or another. 


My first draft had an extra sentence that I edited out for brevity. 

 

I said- "I was a music major in college and I wore suits or a tux at least 2-3 times a month, sometimes even more." 

post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by shadowsnuzzy View Post

Exactly. I play a lot of music gigs/ participate in a lot of business events that require dressing up. I probably wear my suit 2-4 times a month for something or another. 

You made it seem like these call outs were a common thing. 2 times per month doesn't seem like it warrants a thread, IMO. If, out of a blue, you pop up in a suit for college, you should expect a few comments.

post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

You made it seem like these call outs were a common thing. 2 times per month doesn't seem like it warrants a thread, IMO. If, out of a blue, you pop up in a suit for college, you should expect a few comments.

Sorry for the confusion, I meant the last time I wore that, multiple people commented throughout one day. It just thew me off a little. 

post #29 of 29
Hopefully you've gotten some guidance to help you in the future. Good luck.
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