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post #31 of 61
Your own handkerchief isn't going to hurt you, so I don't really understand the hygiene concerns.

If you are sick, you should probably use tissues, but you'll still have to wash your hands frequently to avoid spreading it.
post #32 of 61
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post
Your own handkerchief isn't going to hurt you, so I don't really understand the hygiene concerns.

If you are sick, you should probably use tissues, but you'll still have to wash your hands frequently to avoid spreading it.

& to learn to sneeze or cough in your elbow not hands!
post #33 of 61
why so you get your suit jackets all slimed up?

PS

where do you get those horizontal stripped socks from, they're pretty cool.
post #34 of 61
I think they're gross for anything other than mopping up sweat. I don't carry one however. I don't want to blow my nose and then fold it up and put back in my pocket.
post #35 of 61
I carry one for weddings and funerals.
post #36 of 61
I keep one in my back pocket usually. Use that to dry my hands after a visit to the rest room. Some dudes now a days don't wash hands. I got tired of trying to use my elbow to push the paper towel dispenser down after taking care of business after I tore a shirt on a sharp edge.
post #37 of 61
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post
why so you get your suit jackets all slimed up?

PS

where do you get those horizontal stripped socks from, they're pretty cool.

- OK I should have been clearer, obviously not when it a snotty of phlegm cough
- germs are exchanged via hand shakes etc.
post #38 of 61
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Irish Linen handkerchiefs are the best, but rather pricey. Indeed, some are pricier than decorative silk pocket handkerchiefs.
post #39 of 61
Most everybody in Japan carries a handkerchief; there are very few restrooms that provide paper towels and so you carry a handkerchief in your pocket... even my younger students have them. As for me, when I'm there, I use one... of course heavily scented (depending on the handkerchief in question and the season). Usually, I'll douse it in a light, citrus eau de Cologne like Berdoues or Cologne Sologne, in winter, something dry and leathery (Knize Ten works pretty well)... They are also very easy/convenient things to give as gifts... so by now I've probably received a few dozen of them, everything from the usual Japan-favorite Euro brands (Burberry, Fendi, YSL, etc.) to some much more interesting ones made in various traditional Japanese textiles and patterns. Some are so nice I couldn't imagine drying my hands on them or blowing my nose in them...
post #40 of 61
I usually keep one on me whenever I can. Although, usually it's a bandana to dry the sweat off of my forehead during swing dancing. Apparently ladies don't like sweaty leads... Though, I never thought to use them to dry my hands. Guess I'll have to get more then...
post #41 of 61
Yeah, I do use hankies. I keep one in my back pocket most of the time.
post #42 of 61
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Originally Posted by waxy View Post
Yeah, I do use hankies. I keep one in my back pocket most of the time.

Ditto.
post #43 of 61
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Originally Posted by waxy View Post
Yeah, I do use hankies. I keep one in my back pocket most of the time.

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Ditto.

+1 for offering to others. Of course, if I have to sneeze, that's what an inside jacket pocket is for!
post #44 of 61
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Originally Posted by Beefeater View Post
I carry one for weddings and funerals.

Carrying a handkerchief for the benefit of others is a gentlemanly touch, not unlike carrying a penknife or a pack of matches. I find them handy for cleaning my glasses as well, at least more so than the end of my tie or a packet of paper tissues.
post #45 of 61
I always have one. I get them relativly cheaply in india, so I don't care what happens to them, I probrably have more than 100 identical white cotton hankerchiefs now, and so it is no great loss if I get blood or something else on one and throw it away.
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