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post #106 of 118
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Interesting, Kent. That gingham square that I recently got from you had the nicest finishing so far.

One minor point: the only Pucci I've seen have had machine rolled edges.


- B
I've found that machine rolled edges, if well done, don't bother me. It is hard enough to find a nice pattern, and I would much prefer to wear a beautiful silk with a machined edge than an ugly silk nicely hand rolled.
post #107 of 118
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I've found that machine rolled edges, if well done, don't bother me. It is hard enough to find a nice pattern, and I would much prefer to wear a beautiful silk with a machined edge than an ugly silk nicely hand rolled.

Especially since, the way I wear silk squares, the edges don't show at all anyway.
post #108 of 118
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
I've found that machine rolled edges, if well done, don't bother me. It is hard enough to find a nice pattern, and I would much prefer to wear a beautiful silk with a machined edge than an ugly silk nicely hand rolled.

I think that picking beautiful before ugly is a good way to go.


- B
post #109 of 118
^ Ha. Love it PSG.
post #110 of 118
Someone made a comment earlier that they didn't like the bold Hermes patterns. They have a number of patterns that I think work very well for a PS. One is a square covered in small vintage style nautical and national flags. You can tweak your square just so and have any combination of your favorite flags showing from the major European countries. A nice touch when meeting a EU guest.

Another is a lot of colored pencils in a random criss cross pattern. Any loose puff gives a nice accent of color.

Certain patterns need a little work to show them at their best. Doc's PS is very cool, but I doubt it would make that impact without a bit of "styling". I have a number that need to be shown in a certain way to work. I'm happy to make the effort if I'm happy with the final result.
post #111 of 118
I always thought Lucky Strike's escape map-turned-square was pretty sweet...
post #112 of 118
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I always thought Lucky Strike's escape map-turned-square was pretty sweet...
I agree they are fascinating. Metro maps for big cities are also a great idea. Picture yourself walking around Paris and every now and then opening your "pochette" to see where you are.
post #113 of 118
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Picture yourself walking around Paris and every now and then opening your "pochette" to see where you are.

Of course the "Official Style Forum" version would be a map showing the best men's clothing and shoe shops
post #114 of 118
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
Of course the "Official Style Forum" version would be a map showing the best men's clothing and shoe shops
How about a list of every possible variation for black tie?
post #115 of 118
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Of course the "Official Style Forum" version would be a map showing the best men's clothing and shoe shops
I think that we would have to have cartoons for each shop. Or another one with cartoons of the some of the regular posters.
post #116 of 118
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
Someone made a comment earlier that they didn't like the bold Hermes patterns. They have a number of patterns that I think work very well for a PS. One is a square covered in small vintage style nautical and national flags. You can tweak your square just so and have any combination of your favorite flags showing from the major European countries. A nice touch when meeting a EU guest.

Another is a lot of colored pencils in a random criss cross pattern. Any loose puff gives a nice accent of color.

Certain patterns need a little work to show them at their best. Doc's PS is very cool, but I doubt it would make that impact without a bit of "styling". I have a number that need to be shown in a certain way to work. I'm happy to make the effort if I'm happy with the final result.

Is this the pattern you are referring to? If so, it is called "PAVOIS" or bulwark. You can usually find this design in the full-size scarf for women on eBay, but the pochette (pocket square) size are hard to come by...

SHY
post #117 of 118

I design and hand dye and paint on silk pocket squares. Between sourcing the silk, cutting it dying it for three hours, rinsing and ironing hand painting and hemming $100 is cheap. Do you work for $10 an hour? Why not try making some little paintings on silk and see how you feel about their value.

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