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post #31 of 140
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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 unsanitary or something.

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

Well the goal is to pull a clean one out of your breast pocket if she has an emergency ... not a used one. biggrin.gif
post #32 of 140

I don't know, white linen pocket squares don't look expensive at all =[

post #33 of 140
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post
 

I don't know, white linen pocket squares don't look expensive at all =[


agreed.

 

have a nice one to give when you need to.

post #34 of 140
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Originally Posted by TheMangelo View Post

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 unsanitary or something.

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

Well the goal is to pull a clean one out of your breast pocket if she has an emergency ... not a used one. biggrin.gif

See, I know that, and you know that, but that doesn't change the reactions I've seen. smile.gif

Sorry for derailing the thread.

For me: formal occasion is white linen in a TV fold; beyond that I like colours and textures that complement the outfit. I find that a corduroy sport coat with a wool square work very nicely, for example.

What texture of pocket square would work nicely with a slubby linen-cotton sport coat, though? Silk doesn't seem right. Crisp, smooth, cotton or linen?
post #35 of 140

If it's a nice dry silk with no sheen, why not?

post #36 of 140

^^  yes, or a cotton, i have even seen bamboo/cotton, go with what works.

 

and post a square  :nest:

post #37 of 140
I want to wear pocket squares, but I have to buy them first. I would like to buy two now because there are some sales. But I am confused because there are at least two sizes. I don't know why - assuming the pocket squares are of the same material, and silk seems to be most elegant - why are there various sizes?

So for me to choose a pocket square, I'm confronted with the larger and the smaller size, and to simplify matters because of my limited budget, I have silk in mind. And it seems as if the silk pocket squares must have the specification ?
post #38 of 140

There are pluses and minuses to larger or smaller squares.  Larger of course can be unweildy when trying to fold into a pocket, smaller can fall into the pocket during the course of the day.  Standard seems to be 12" x 12".  I wouldn't go smaller.  I have a couple that are larger that I don't have an issue with, but can cause your pocket to bulge.

Silk or linen are the most easiest to find and the most logical place to start, though I really like wool or wool/silk blends the most of the ones that I own.

post #39 of 140
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post

There are pluses and minuses to larger or smaller squares.  Larger of course can be unweildy when trying to fold into a pocket, smaller can fall into the pocket during the course of the day.  Standard seems to be 12" x 12".  I wouldn't go smaller.  I have a couple that are larger that I don't have an issue with, but can cause your pocket to bulge.
Silk or linen are the most easiest to find and the most logical place to start, though I really like wool or wool/silk blends the most of the ones that I own.
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Dear gringodaddy

I'm sorry I didn't give exact measuements - I waa so surprised that one measurement diesn't prevail after so long experience. For example, the smaller is 30cm x 30cm, 350 threads per inch (!?), two-ply silk. For another example, the larger is 40cm x 40cm, 14 momme (?) silk twill. The former is made ib England, the latter in Italy.

According to my check here in Internet, your advised minimum measurement twelve inches by twelve inches is 30.48cm x 30.48cm.

Unfortunately, gringodaddy, you don't elaborate if other advantages and disadvantages are connected with the sizes of the silk. Nor do you explain why you now prefer the woolen-silk mix. But my first problem is the size. But bulging pockets are ugly in any case!

PS: If that photograph is of your own garderobe, I'm very impressed!

Edited by Naive, Jr. - 12/31/13 at 1:13pm
post #40 of 140

Do I Wear A Pocket Square?

Yes, I do.

I find that the smaller 12 x 12 pocket squares work better with patch pockets, which tend to be smaller.

 

There are more ways to put a pocket square in your pocket than there are days in anyone's life.

 

Just do it.

post #41 of 140
I even wear one in my pyjama tops pocket.
post #42 of 140
Holy shit I'm confused. Just buy and wear pocket that you find appealing.
Edited by gringodaddy - 12/31/13 at 10:14pm
post #43 of 140
Well, I have about 95 squares, mostly silk but some cotton and linen. I wear them most of the time when I have a jacket on, including this very minute. With the silk jobs, I always puff them, with cotton or linen, fold.

White linen squares I find very boring. I use 'em for funerals only.

I would no more let a lady use my pocket square than I would let her blow her nose on my necktie. A proper gentleman carries an extra white cotton handkerchief in his pocket to hand to a lady in need, should the occasion arise.
post #44 of 140
oh for gods sake with the "woman in need" bullshit. Women have purses...95% of the ones I've met have at least one tissue in there. I'm not sure what ridiculous scenarios you guys have drafted in your minds about some damsel in distress, but you aren't fred astaire and this isn't 1955. Its a complete non issue.
post #45 of 140
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oh for gods sake with the "woman in need" bullshit. Women have purses...95% of the ones I've met have at least one tissue in there. I'm not sure what ridiculous scenarios you guys have drafted in your minds about some damsel in distress, but you aren't fred astaire and this isn't 1955. Its a complete non issue.

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