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post #16 of 61
I use them. Cotton bandanas when doing yard work or that type of thing. White cotton when at work or going out.
post #17 of 61
What else to offer a lady after you break her heart?
post #18 of 61
I carry one every day. I picked up the habit from my father who always has one. They're very useful. I can't imagine not having one with me.
post #19 of 61
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post
As I have many in supply, I carry one in the summer months to swipe the sweat from my brow. On occasion it is also used to wipe tears from the face of a fair maiden.

This is a habit I need to cultivate. Tonight I went dancing with my wife. The only things available to me to wipe the sweat from my brow were a barnap or my Kent Wang silk pocket square. Guess which I picked.
post #20 of 61
handkercheif not uncle meh =\\ tissue can just throw no need extratrouble to wash it
post #21 of 61
Rear left pocket or inside breast. Just simple cotton, for emergencies. Obviously if you have a cold or allergies and anticipate relieving yourself of mucous in some significant quanity, you would also bring disposable tissues.
post #22 of 61
Thread Starter 
Snuff-takers used to carry a big patterned handkerchief since nasal snuff causes a certain kind of leakage. They were patterned for a practical reason.
post #23 of 61
I use cotton handkerchiefs, because I simply have not found a paper tissue yet, that did not have two gigantic holes in it, after blowing my nose. So go figure, where the ammo went...
post #24 of 61
Yes - I carry a freshly laundered one every day, either in my left pant pocket or my inside left coat pocket. Nothing like offering a fresh hankie to a female, whether she has spilt a drink etc. or just needs to wipe a tear..
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As I have many in supply, I carry one in the summer months to swipe the sweat from my brow. On occasion it is also used to wipe tears from the face of a fair maiden.
- you are a class act Mr Wang!
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
The trick to getting a nicely laundered handkerchief is, after it has been washed, press the square onto your tiled bathroom wall or a pane of glass.
- please elaborate? Which reminds me, it is Sunday night & time to iron my hankies..
post #25 of 61
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Phat Guido View Post
Yes - I carry a freshly laundered one every day, either in my left pant pocket or my inside left coat pocket. Nothing like offering a fresh hankie to a female, whether she has spilt a drink etc. or just needs to wipe a tear.. - you are a class act Mr Wang! - please elaborate? Which reminds me, it is Sunday night & time to iron my hankies..
After you've washed them, press the wet handkerchiefs onto a smooth flat surface such as a tiled bathroom wall. They will then dry flat.
post #26 of 61
I use them.
post #27 of 61
No. Tissues are more hygienic.
post #28 of 61
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
After you've washed them, press the wet handkerchiefs onto a smooth flat surface such as a tiled bathroom wall. They will then dry flat.
- so no ironing?
post #29 of 61
Thread Starter 
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- so no ironing?

Indeed.
post #30 of 61
Very useful for wiping the brow in the summer and for the odd nose emergency in the cold and flu season. Clearly tissue is cleaner and more hygienic, but I have found a nice, clean handkerchief a real lifesaver right before a meeting on more than one occasion.
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