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Don: it's light and summery, so I think you're right with that kind of odd jacket look: on a blue/navy jacket I'd pair it with a green or olive tie.  On a grey, khaki, or cream jacket it would look great with a navy grenadine or shantung.

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Meh, any situation where a coloured TV fold hanky is appropriate a puffed square is appropriate as well, and it looks infinitely better. The multiple ways of using a square that's not linen makes it much more versatile. If you don't have more than 10 great pocket squares it's best to get ones that are as versatile as possible. Lots of big picture designs such as those KWs or Drakes can be folded to show different colours, which makes them much more useful.

 

Honestly, I own about 8-10 multicolored pocket squares mostly from Cappelli (think this in different combinations http://www.patriziocappelli.it/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=5&products_id=1564). While I love some of them and try to incorporate them into my clothing, I find them hard to combine and find myself grabbing simple pocket squares that are appropriate for TV-folds most of the times. But I guess you're right, I lack experience in this department. Thanks.

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Don: it's light and summery, so I think you're right with that kind of odd jacket look: on a blue/navy jacket I'd pair it with a green or olive tie.  On a grey, khaki, or cream jacket it would look great with a navy grenadine or shantung.

 

Thanks for the tip. Never thought of green/olive. I will definitely give it a try if I end up purchasing it. Shantung... that's another department I've avoided. Decisions...


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I kopped that KW astrology number, and I agree w/ Clags as to its versatility ( in truth I've only worn it once, but I can easily see it working in other fits). All praise to the Noodles thread as a great resource and clearinghouse for useful sartorial notions.
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i like that square, don. i think with a navy jacket and no tie it would be great for a casual look. the right green tie might be good too.

i really like that square, clags (the wang one). its a shame i have not bought one yet.
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i like that square, don. i think with a navy jacket and no tie it would be great for a casual look. the right green tie might be good too.

i really like that square, clags (the wang one). its a shame i have not bought one yet.
Thanks. I seldomly dress without tie, but I might as well try it sometime. This gives me s reason. I will probably purchase is and off load it if I can't manage to incorporate it into an outfit.
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Great selection. Wear in good health. Would you mind sharing links to the blue in the middle and brown to the right? That second green one looks great, it's on my order list also.

Thank you! Here are the links.

http://www.patriziocappelli.it/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=2_17&products_id=1715

http://www.patriziocappelli.it/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=2_17&products_id=137
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Thanks!

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I've shied away from theKWs because they seem to me too small, would constantly drop down the pocket. 16 or 17 inch squares are my preferred. That said with small squares I usually in past have popped
Another small one in the pocket at the bottom. Not ideal but works.

MF, on cotton-linen being more bulky. I'm surprised but of course depends on thickness of the fabric. My vintage silk PS are fairly thick but recent drakes are light and airy.
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How would you combine this pocket square?

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It's described as "salmon with taupe paisley" and is cotton/linen blend. I'm looking at using it with SC + odd pants mostly (+ tie) so not with suits. Potential combinations would be much appreciated. 

 

Depending on what the color is like in person, I could see it with a brown coat and grey or burgundy tie.

 

^ A lot of Kent's stuff is great, but I agree that his squares are too small. I find it difficult to play with the pattern.

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MF, on cotton-linen being more bulky. I'm surprised but of course depends on thickness of the fabric. My vintage silk PS are fairly thick but recent drakes are light and airy.

 

I suppose it depends on the mix. The one I had was 50/50, and it was impossible to use the foo fold, as it would bulge out of your pocket. Try to do it with a linen square to see the effect, it doesn't really work. The higher the cotton content/the lower the fabric weight, the more useful the hanky, as most linen squares only work with a nice TV fold.

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Ah. So more the linen content? I can see that.
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Depending on what the color is like in person, I could see it with a brown coat and grey or burgundy tie.

 

^ A lot of Kent's stuff is great, but I agree that his squares are too small. I find it difficult to play with the pattern.

Thanks for the tip. I think I will go for it and do some experimentation.

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