Black-tie DJ Pocketsquare?

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  1. Doc Martin

    Doc Martin Well-Known Member

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    Hello again gents,

    I was wondering what would be the best type of fold to use with a rolled-edge white linen pocketsquare in a SB peak lapel DJ?

    I have read that the multi-point is really the most appropriate, but I'm not sure if I would like this look. I like the look of a puffed PS, but it is considered too casual for black-tie. Any other options?

    Thanks again,

    Doc Martin
     
  2. dankev

    dankev Member

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    How about straight shell or diagonal shell?
     
  3. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    you might want to check out the white linen pre-folded-and-pressed squares from Ben Silver, as they are very flat and won't bulge in the pocket of your elegant peaked label dinner jacket.
     
  4. Doc Martin

    Doc Martin Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the suggestions.

    I looked at the Ben Silver prefolded pocketsquares and they are the multipoint style. I am not so sure that I want the prefolded type as well.

    I have already purchased pocketsquares for my groomsmen and myself from Fergusen's Irish Linen (suppliers of the English Royal Family's linen).

    The diagonal shell is pretty tempting, but I don't know about the straight shell as I have never seen one.
     
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    hopkins_student Senior member

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    I'm a fan of the TV(?) fold - the thin straight one. I find it very subtle and elegant for all uses.
     
  6. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I'm a fan of the TV(?) fold - the thin straight one. I find it very subtle and elegant for all uses.
    I think it would be particularly suitable for a DJ. I cast my vote with hopkins_student, and against pre-folded and heavily ironed pocket squares. [​IMG]
     
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    I say just fold it a bit and stuff it in there
     
  8. Doc Martin

    Doc Martin Well-Known Member

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    I say just fold it a bit and stuff it in there

    LOL... OK, that makes it seem so easy! Why didn't I think of that?!

    HS and AC- great suggestion! I've been drawn to the TV/straight style as well. Definitely NO prefolded, heavily ironed job for me. I intend to give it to my ladies (bride, mother, mother in law, OR myself) should the need should arise! [​IMG]

    I bought pocketsquares for all of the men/boys in my wedding party, as well as my father. Maybe we can all wear a different type of fold to set us off?
     
  9. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I say just fold it a bit and stuff it in there
    That's what I do. Stuff it in, then pull out a little half-moon.
     
  10. jml90

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    LOL... OK, that makes it seem so easy! Why didn't I think of that?!
    I meant just fold it once in half to make it smaller and stuff it in
     
  11. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    I like the fold and stuff in general, but especially for black tie because it provides a bit of sumptousness amidst all the sleek starkess of the jacket and shirt.
     
  12. Doc Martin

    Doc Martin Well-Known Member

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    I meant just fold it once in half to make it smaller and stuff it in

    Sorry, I was confused at first- but it seems that Mr. Appleby and zjpj83 would agree with you. Now that you all have explained it, it does make a lot of sense.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  13. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    TV fold, probably at a slight angle.
     

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