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post #16 of 140
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post


yuck.

I wear a square regularly. 95% of the time its a white linen tv fold. the remainder are varying shades of white, blue, burgundy etc.

Yawn.   try not to derail what could be a great thread with this kind of nonsence.

post what you wear, and how/why. keep your opinions on what others wear to yourself. there are plenty of threads for that b.s.

 

Sorry o.p. back to your topic.

 

 

A little color can be done well if you have the ability to pull it off.more power to you! and respect.

i also make my own from materials that i like at the store i buy buttons from. including Marvel comics themed,and other themes that are interesting but not too bold. -just never paisley. not sure why.

Making your own squares is really satisfying, give it a try gentlemen.

 

what you do for work does matter a little, as does your fortitude, i run my own business and wear what i like.


Edited by size 38R - 12/30/13 at 6:48am
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post #18 of 140

white with a navy border. it elevates the standard white square with a navy/gray suit. i get'em from the tie bar.. i can't imagine spending more than $30 for a square of cloth that never touches your body.

post #19 of 140

Second try.

post #20 of 140
I wear a white linen square with a TV fold because I don't have the inclination to do anything more than that. And even just that gets compliments when I wear it.

It also depends largely on the environment you're wearing it in. If I were to wear anything more than that it would start to look ostentatious.
post #21 of 140
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post
 

 

Second try.

it's workin for you, tell us about the square and why you chose it?

post #22 of 140

I wear a blue jacket 80% of the time, so I wanted a square that didn't have blue in it, but (to my eye) complements whatever else I am wearing.  I have a small selection of squares that in theory match nearly everything I can wear and add some visual interest..  It's just a question of what work best in what setting.  And thanks very much.

post #23 of 140

i wear Brown Jackets often, this one (paul smith) has a blue and peppermint green stitched in pinstripe.

so this is the Vivienne Westwood square i mentioned, worn with a light powder  blue P.S. shirt, a orange/pink Burberry tie,and green cashmere cardigan.

 

 

so in this instance, the square is intended to compliment the array of colors. while not dominating too much. this particular square is a different color match when folded a different way.

apologies for the crap iphone pics.


Edited by size 38R - 12/31/13 at 6:54am
post #24 of 140
In Munich there has been a little revival of pocket squares recently. One can see them now more frequently.

Most of the time when I wear a suit at work I add a white linen PS in presidential fold, sometimes I also use a cotton PS with light blue and white gingham pattern. This being said I would shy away from using a PS in some business settings and especially in job interviews.

Outside work I also use more colorful silk pocket squares with sport coats and blazers.

With formal wear I use a white silk pocket square.
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post #26 of 140

square worn and unfolded. great idea!  it will help the O.P a lot.:fonz:   (i will add a pic to my post)

 

more in this format with a little background story would make this a fun thread for readers.

post #27 of 140
Definitely - feels unfinished without one.

I don't make a big deal out of it, just stuff it in and arrange a bit artfully.
post #28 of 140
Even guys who don't like the look should have a white handkerchief folded up and tucked into their breast pocket anyway. It beats using your jacket sleeve to mop up a sweaty brow or runny nose. And a lady will invariably find it useful as well.
post #29 of 140
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Even guys who don't like the look should have a white handkerchief folded up and tucked into their breast pocket anyway. It beats using your jacket sleeve to mop up a sweaty brow or runny nose. And a lady will invariably find it useful as well.

 

While I don't disagree with your premise, every lady I've spoken with on the topic of handkerchiefs has invariably been rather repulsed by the idea. Something about the idea of carrying around a wadded-up bundle of cotton and snot in your pocket being [I]unsanitary[/I] or something.

 

Note that they almost always have at least one wadded-up used Kleenex tissue in their purse.

post #30 of 140

keep a clean pocket square, if you ever find yourself giving it to a lady. just say "it's ok, i have plenty" . if she says "but it must be expensive. = you say "you can take it home, wash it, and then give it back to me"   - you got yourself a number, and/or a next meeting.:fonz: 

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