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Pre-folded Squares: Too gauche for words, or convenient sartorial statement?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Chase Hamilton, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Classically

    Classically Well-Known Member

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    Gaudy as hell like clip-on ties, unless you happen to be a five-year old pimp. Besides, it's easier and cheaper to fold your own. Plus you can brag to your friends that you know how to fold a pocket square.
     
  2. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Well-Known Member

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    you can brag to your friends that you know how to fold a pocket square.

    +1....oh wait...[​IMG]
     
  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    Part of me died inside.
     
  4. radicaldog

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    A monstrous aberration.

    An a slightly off-topic provocation: most looks are worsened by pocket squares, anyway. Except perhaps for linen squares in certain occasions, most pocket silks give the impression that the wearer is trying too hard. Especially if the wearer is under 40. One has to be a really proficient dresser to pull off a pocket square. Of course it's not weird if the Prince of Wales (who is 60) wears one, but most mortals look affected with silk sticking out of their breast pocket. Also notice that Agnelli hardly ever wore one, and in any even it was always white linen. \t[​IMG]
     
  5. whiteslashasian

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    A monstrous aberration. An a slightly off-topic provocation: most looks are worsened by pocket squares, anyway. Except perhaps for linen squares in certain occasions, most pocket silks give the impression that the wearer is trying too hard. Especially if the wearer is under 40. One has to be a really proficient dresser to pull off a pocket square. Of course it's not weird if the Prince of Wales (who is 60) wears one, but most mortals look affected with silk sticking out of their breast pocket. Also notice that Agnelli hardly ever wore one, and in any even it was always white linen. \t[​IMG]
    What a preposterous cur! I find that a jacket without the adornment of a pocket square looks incomplete. It looks too plain, too pedestrian, too boring. I'm 23 and wear pockets squares most of the time when wearing a jacket. This includes work, formal events, and casual wear. To be fair most of my pocket squares are linen or cotton which I much prefer to silk on a day to day basis.
     
  6. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    The descriptions of the various styles are great.
     
  7. mack11211

    mack11211 Well-Known Member

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    Have you considered construction paper?

    It really holds a fold.
     
  8. KJT

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    They already sell cardigans with a shirt (collar, body and cuffs) sewn to the inside.

    No way. Seriously, no way. Can you post a picture?
     
  9. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Well-Known Member

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    They already sell cardigans with a shirt (collar, body and cuffs) sewn to the inside.

    No way. Seriously, no way. Can you post a picture?

    I believe it's akin to the already "old hat" hood sewed onto the collar of a blazer...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Film Noir Buff

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    These pocket squares aren't that much removed from getting functioning cuff buttonholes cut into a ready made suit jacket.
     
  11. Zenny

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    No way. Seriously, no way. Can you post a picture?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Even sweater-vest/shirts

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Well-Known Member

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    The pocket square on cardboard is more useful.
     
  13. Bhowie

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    They're only appropriate when they are an inch of cloth mounted on a piece of cardboard with a funeral home advertise. Otherwise, they're tacky.

    HE SPEAKS!
     
  14. embowafa

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    HE SPEAKS!

    +1. After reading it, I thought that the thread might have been a necrothread from 2-3 years ago.

    When I saw 'Yesterday' on the post, I 'bout shat mahself.
     
  15. Chase Hamilton

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    +1. After reading it, I thought that the thread might have been a necrothread from 2-3 years ago.

    When I saw 'Yesterday' on the post, I 'bout shat mahself.



    Ah, no big deal, embowfa. KB posted in two threads I started over at AAAC... [​IMG]



    Kind Regards,

    Chase
     
  16. Shoe City Thinker

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    That is sooo ghetto. They're all the rage at the Sunday service at the local Missioneria del Christo Evangelica. A.J. Wright can't keep enough in stock.
     

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