Thinking of sizing up for future Rota purchases. These don't feel too tight and certainly aren't restrictive, but I think they are borderline... thoughts? Crappy photos, I know, the angle is a little off.
What are some good colors and patterns to start off a pocket square collection? I have a white linen one but would like to branch out into some with a little bit more character.
The squares will be worn with
1) Navy blue suit
2) Grey SC with faint blue windowpane
3) True blue cotton jacket
For shirts, assume that I will be wearing the usual suspects, solid white, solid blue, blue/white stripes and windowpane.
Tie collection that would usually be accompanying the squares:
I prefer to wear the navy grenadine, black knit, orange or brown wool.
If you do want a busman's holiday and to eat quality Indian food while in London, check out the vegetarian restaurants on Drummond Street, next to Euston Station. There was one called Chutney's I remember years ago, but there are several there.
Otherwise, spread your wings a bit: the corner of Queensway and Bishop's Bridge Road (take the tube to Bayswater and it's just north of Whiteley's shopping centre), there is a fabulous family-owned restaurant called Tamara Thai. If you're a meat eater, "Hafez" on Hereford Road nearby is the best Iranian restaurant in London - small, quirky and again a family business.
As for shoes, yeah, go to Jermyn Street to visit some famous makers, add G&G on Savile Row (even if you don't buy anything, know your size for when discounts come!), and I suggest looking up Justin Fitzpatrick aka "The Shoe Snob" for a similar aesthetic at a far more accessible price. And he's a nice guy. And 'Murrican.