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post #76 of 140
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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post

your assesment is correct. but my budget is small, this is the first year of business. so appearance is vital to self representation.
the comic book square cost me $3.50 usd.  you can make your own too.

hopefully this helps...
http://eightinhand.tumblr.com/post/8071560142/how-to-hand-sew-a-pocket-square-with-rolled-edges

good luck.
38R

Dear Craftsman 38R,

Thanks very much for your friendly response and well meant instructions for do it yourself pocket square manufacture. Unfortunately, I am already overwhelmed by mental work of clarifying what my elitist professors and their instrumentalised students of a feather don't want to clarify, so in this lifetime I won't be able to develop other enforcement of theory in practice, as you do versatilely.

Self representation is also an expression found in psychology and philosophy.

Tomorrow is Epiphany, the three wise men were astrologers!

Clarity and energy to you!
post #77 of 140

I subscribe to Hardy Amies' view that a handkerchief should be arranged "in such a way that it gives the appearance of being there for use and not decoration". Pocket squares are a trend on the downward slope at the moment and for that reason look too affected, in my view. (I acknowledge that the pocket square is, however, very practical for use as well as decoration; but it is also a fashion victim right now.)

 

That being said, even though I bung mine in place in a matter of seconds I have on a couple of occasions had people that it "must have taken me ages". Hmmm.

post #78 of 140
NDear Pinkest Flamingo,
Cédric Villani wears a broach which resembles a spider.

Hasn't the Hardies Amies ERROR! Harvey Nichols has been assimilated by duchamp?

Your criticism is not evident. Pocket square in itself must be differentiated from the ugly pocket square and from ugly use of the pocket square.

Where is pocket square on a downward slope and why? in Buckingham Palace I see no indication to support you view? On Savile Row? Why does Huntsman sell pocket squares? On Jermyn Street? Why do New & Lingwood sell pocket squares? Budd still uses the expression Blow or show. Is Hardy Amies' view incoherent - You must mean here on Style Forum pocket squares are dusky, but you subscribe to diplomatic language.


The border between decoration and use is unclear and you offer no examples.
Of course, decoration can be viewed as affectation.
ERROR! DISTINCTION BETWEEN DECORATION AND ORNAMENTATION UNCLEAR!
You contradict Amies yourself in a later sentence - I'm afraid your text is too cryptic for me to decipher unless you state your own position more clearly, and I don't think it quite fair to use Amies without supplying the context. For example, does Hardy Amies assume bespoke?

Who wants to be on a downward slope as fashion victim? Mercy!
Edited by Naive, Jr. - 1/6/14 at 6:10pm
post #79 of 140
I like all kinds of pocket squares. First I collected solid colored one so as to have every color and shade in the rainbow, and then began branching out with patterned ones. In fact have an orange and gold one spotted with navy blue, quite similar to the one displayed by YRR92.
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I like all kinds of pocket squares. First I collected solid colored one so as to have every color and shade in the rainbow, and then began branching out with patterned ones. In fact have an orange and gold one spotted with navy blue, quite similar to the one displayed
by YRR92.

I'm afraid you are on a downward slope and fashion victim. I don't know what it means, but it sounds like trouble. Your method of collection sounds as if you are a Pantone purist of greatest patience and of enormous wealth. I thought I could spice up my jacket vest pocket with color and birds, since my waistcoats are floral and I don't wear ties.
Edited by Naive, Jr. - 1/5/14 at 10:06pm
post #81 of 140

Thanks, Naive Jr. I bought the square at a J. Press sample sale, so I don't know if it would be too easy to track down.

post #82 of 140
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Thanks, Naive Jr. I bought the square at a J. Press sample sale, so I don't know if it would be too easy to track down.

Dear Mr YRR92,

You are welcome, and I thought upon first inspection of your post that the rich red and gold, the intricate knotwork of your pocket square fits the words you quoted by Yve Saint Laurent - classic, ... discipline. But I'm not the person of experience ropoavejoro is - you got his endorsement or blessing, and that counts because he lives daily with pocket squares, whereas in my part of the woods they are rare, and until now, my only contact is online. I hope to buy two, and not make the mistake I make with everything when I start.
post #83 of 140
if i'm wearing a sport jacket / suit then yes... always... but never before SF smile.gif

I am usually on business when wearing jackets so i fold them square... the ability to foo foo them up depends on the number of dandies in attendance and in my circles there are too few to foo foo
post #84 of 140
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That being said, even though I bung mine in place in a matter of seconds I have on a couple of occasions had people that it "must have taken me ages". Hmmm.

Probably the same people who think that putting on flannel trousers takes way more effort than putting on jeans. Some people just don't get that a few extra minutes in the morning can make a big difference in how you look.
post #85 of 140

Naive. Jr, I don't recall the first two squares I bought, but I'm quite certain they weren't the best choices I ever made. I think buying squares that are a real expense is something to hold off on for a while, if you're starting out.

 

 

Not on topic, this thread ain't about jeans. (Click to show)

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Probably the same people who think that putting on flannel trousers takes way more effort than putting on jeans. Some people just don't get that a few extra minutes in the morning can make a big difference in how you look.

If the flannels are ready to go, which requires a larger wardrobe and more frequent dry cleaning/pressing. Jeans? You throw 'em in the wash, you pull them out, you put them on. It really is easier to wear jeans than to wear flannels, especially if your day requires physical work.

post #86 of 140
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Not on topic, this thread ain't about jeans. (Click to show)
If the flannels are ready to go, which requires a larger wardrobe and more frequent dry cleaning/pressing. Jeans? You throw 'em in the wash, you pull them out, you put them on. It really is easier to wear jeans than to wear flannels, especially if your day requires physical work.

Nobody is debating that jeans may be a better choice for manual labor, but the idea that they are much easier to wear is crazy. Pretty much every pair of pants I put on goes on the same way and it does not take more time to put on a pair of flannels than a pair of jeans. As for pressing and cleaning, it is really not that much more labor intensive than doing regular laundry. Trousers that fit well don't exactly need to be cleaned / pressed after every wearing.

If you really want to get in a debate about the merits of pants that are dry cleaned vs. thrown in a washing machine, replace flannels with khakis. It won't alter the main point which is that dressing nicely really does not require that much additional effort. No doubt there are people who spend an hour getting ready in the morning, but it's definitely not necessary to look nice. Realistically wearing a jacket and tie probably takes 5 minutes more in the morning than wearing jeans and a t-shirt.
post #87 of 140

 only one button. :facepalm:
and tried claghorn's "flower method" . works fine.   square is burberry.

post #88 of 140
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Not on topic, this thread ain't about jeans. (Click to show)
If the flannels are ready to go, which requires a larger wardrobe and more frequent dry cleaning/pressing. Jeans? You throw 'em in the wash, you pull them out, you put them on. It really is easier to wear jeans than to wear flannels, especially if your day requires physical work.

Dear Mr YRR92,

Thanks for your warning, at this time of sale the temptation is great and my eyes are on duchamp, T&A is not on sale. Duchamp offers two sizes which confuses me, Turnball & Asser has many colors but normal price beyond my reach.

(The dispute about topic you have with a poster from the city whose motto is "I will" 👮 In Chitown you can only slide down hill from the North Side to the beach - that means they don't have to expend energy walking up and down hills, but they don't build any muscles. 👫 Rockefeller's money bought the name of the city for that elite gated compound in Hyde Pk.)
Edited by Naive, Jr. - 1/6/14 at 11:47am
post #89 of 140

To bring up my post before, I tried it with an outfit. I think it works well, I mean I guess each to their own, and maybe I'll decide it's dumb later, but I kind of like it.

 

post #90 of 140
Dear Individuality by means of Isolation

Your experimentation I support, that's no foo foo, so no conflict to think about, and my prosaic layman's objection muted by PinkestFlamingo's inflammatory birdsong in the name of ☝ Hardy Amies, so theoretically.this bunging ain't decoratively downhill.

May your striving to heavenly rapport be seen! QED no individuality without isolation first.
Edited by Naive, Jr. - 1/6/14 at 4:42pm
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