Do you have a 'signature-item'?

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  1. TourbillonTurk.

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    In winter my distinct red scarf.
     
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    From where i am from pocket squares are so rare that it can be considered a "signature item"
     
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    Jerome Senior member

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    From where i am from pocket squares are so rare that it can be considered a "signature item"
    I can relate to that- I virtually never see pocket squares here, either (...well, I only rarely see suits on the street, too). Even such seemingly banalities like always wearing a shirt and boat-shoes in my middle- and high school days were considered by my colleagues as some sort of my signature items, then (in the late 80s) cause for one only very few students/pupils even wore proper shirts and secondly, boat-shoes as common as they may have been in the US, were quite rare then in Eastern-Central Europe, then...
     
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    Carlisle Blues: I like the fedoras by Herbert Johnson!
    Oh yes very nice hats!!!!! I wear Akubra and a few other. Now is time for Panamas here in the US. I have a Brent Black, Worth & Worth, Borsalinos and Stetsons.
     
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    I have a few. I have quite a few tie bars that I inherited from my grandfather that I always wear whenever I wear a tie. I always wear a white squared handkerchief. I sometimes wear a fedora, but not every day. My classic Ray Ban aviators. And in Texas, wearing a jacket at all, even (and especially) when you don't have to (i.e. not at work) could be considered signature. Same for a tie.
     
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    Yep, these:

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    I'm going to need a fit pic of these. You keep mentioning them and now I'm genuinely curious.

    Sig. item: handkerchief in pocket (not a pocket square). Serves manifold uses -- everything except blowing your nose.
    Wiping glasses, dabbing sweat, impromptu napkin, give to crying women, etc.

    My other signature "item" is the absence of items. I try to carry as few things as possible, seldom more than can be grasped in one hand.
     
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    My custom black fedora with 40's styling.
     
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    My custom black fedora with 40's styling.

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    The colour purple. Something close to 70% of my shirts, ties and handkerchiefs are purple.
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    When I have to suit up, I usually wear a white dress shirt, discreet micropattern tie, & white pocket square.
    So, no then? Signature items tend to require being in some way unique. You've described something very, very generic. Let me guess- the tie is usually red. The pocket square may be considered fairly rare in many places these days, but it hardly goes far enough for a signature. One of the few real ones I have on a really consistent basis is that I carry a handkerchief or bandanna virtually all the time, typically in the back left pocket. I use it to blow my nose or whatever else (wiping forehead/ hands, rubbing gunk off things, cleaning spills, ect.) hardly a new concept, but very rare in this day and age. I also use a lot more than plain white handkerchiefs or red paisley bandannas, and the variety of interesting different patterns probably adds to the distinctiveness. Dressing for just about anywhere but work, I wear a hat of some sort. Flat caps, fedoras, and even baseball caps in casual settings. No one type of hat really dominates (other than a linen flat cap that gets in very heavy rotation in the summer) but something's often up there. Oh, and someone mentioned tie bars. That's probably a good one, since they're not all that common these days. I wear one anytime I have a tie on.
     
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    Pale blue cutaway collar shirt with button cuffs.
    They are not too common where I live (usually spread collar shirts come with french cuffs). Only RL and Zegna makes them. Mine are MTM since RLBL and EZ are overpriced IMHO.

    I'm also a fan of colorful HermÃ[​IMG]s ties with animal prints. I know it's gaudy, but I still like them (I don't like boring patterns, floral prints nor stripes). Shirts and suits are unpatterned ...
     
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    A striped purple tie. A staple with my suit wear.
     
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    In winter my distinct red scarf.

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    I alternate between red and royal blue scarves. Contrasting against my otherwise dull muted ensemble of greys.
     
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    One of the few real ones I have on a really consistent basis is that I carry a handkerchief or bandanna virtually all the time, typically in the back left pocket. I use it to blow my nose or whatever else (wiping forehead/ hands, rubbing gunk off things, cleaning spills, ect.) hardly a new concept, but very rare in this day and age. I also use a lot more than plain white handkerchiefs or red paisley bandannas, and the variety of interesting different patterns probably adds to the distinctiveness.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handkerchief_code

    I hope this doesn't single-handedly destroy your signature item for you.
     
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