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Breast Pocket Real Estate

Nouveau Pauvre

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Sorry if this has been discussed before, but I wanted to gauge opinions on breast pocket real estate, specifically sunglasses v. pocket squares.

I like the look of sunglasses sticking out of a jacket breast pocket but usually am wearing a pocket square. Is it gauche to have a pocket square and sunglasses? Does it have to be one or the other? Will it only work with certain types of frames or specific pocket squares ?
 

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I like the look of sunglasses sticking out of a jacket breast pocket
I never realized this was a "look". Do you have special sunglasses that you never wear but only keep sticking out of your breast pocket to implement this "look"?

I guess this is not any more affected than keeping a special handkerchief in the pocket with which one never blows one's nose nor mops one's forehead.
 

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I started liking it when one of the villains in the most recent Bond film did it.

Considering I spend a decent amount of time inside, I'd like to do something with my sunglasses other then hitch them on to my forehead. So it is born of practicality, not fashion.
 

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I think it is one of those things that if you do it with a casual ease, it will probably look right. If you start fussing with it to get it "just so" you will look up tight and overly styled.
 

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I generally find there isn't really room for both. If you stick your sunglasses in that pocket then you end up pushing the PS down into invisibility. I often skip the PS if I want to carry sunglasses around with me, for this reason.
 

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I regularly stash my sunglasses in my breast pocket and both they and my pocket square seem to cohabit nicely.
 

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Every jacket I have owned has inside pockets in addition to the breast pocket. Any reason the sunglasses cannot be accommodated in one of these rather than messing with the pocket square?
 

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Depends on the sunglasses. I find aviators fit neatly into my breast pocket along w/ my pocketsquare but there's no way any of my plastic-framed sunglases would do the same.
 

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I think putting sunglasses in an inner breast pocket disrupts the flow of the jacket; sunglasses are too bulky of an item.

I also think it can look very fashionable to have the sunglasses protruding.
 

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Originally Posted by Tomasso
I regularly stash my sunglasses in my breast pocket and both they and my pocket square seem to cohabit nicely.
Same here. Never thought twice about it
 

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