Do You Use Handkerchiefs?

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  1. modmica

    modmica Senior member

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    I use them. Cotton bandanas when doing yard work or that type of thing. White cotton when at work or going out.
     


  2. Skyler

    Skyler Senior member

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    What else to offer a lady after you break her heart?
     


  3. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I carry one every day. I picked up the habit from my father who always has one. They're very useful. I can't imagine not having one with me.
     


  4. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    As I have many in supply, I carry one in the summer months to swipe the sweat from my brow. On occasion it is also used to wipe tears from the face of a fair maiden.

    This is a habit I need to cultivate. Tonight I went dancing with my wife. The only things available to me to wipe the sweat from my brow were a barnap or my Kent Wang silk pocket square. Guess which I picked.
     


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    Jaykachu New Member

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    handkercheif not uncle meh =\\ tissue can just throw no need extratrouble to wash it
     


  6. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    Rear left pocket or inside breast. Just simple cotton, for emergencies. Obviously if you have a cold or allergies and anticipate relieving yourself of mucous in some significant quanity, you would also bring disposable tissues.
     


  7. LabelKing

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    Snuff-takers used to carry a big patterned handkerchief since nasal snuff causes a certain kind of leakage.

    They were patterned for a practical reason.
     


  8. Schnurretiger

    Schnurretiger Senior member

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    I use cotton handkerchiefs, because I simply have not found a paper tissue yet, that did not have two gigantic holes in it, after blowing my nose. So go figure, where the ammo went...
     


  9. GuidoWongolini

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    Yes - I carry a freshly laundered one every day, either in my left pant pocket or my inside left coat pocket. Nothing like offering a fresh hankie to a female, whether she has spilt a drink etc. or just needs to wipe a tear..
    As I have many in supply, I carry one in the summer months to swipe the sweat from my brow. On occasion it is also used to wipe tears from the face of a fair maiden.
    - you are a class act Mr Wang!
    The trick to getting a nicely laundered handkerchief is, after it has been washed, press the square onto your tiled bathroom wall or a pane of glass.
    - please elaborate? Which reminds me, it is Sunday night & time to iron my hankies..
     


  10. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Yes - I carry a freshly laundered one every day, either in my left pant pocket or my inside left coat pocket. Nothing like offering a fresh hankie to a female, whether she has spilt a drink etc. or just needs to wipe a tear.. - you are a class act Mr Wang! - please elaborate? Which reminds me, it is Sunday night & time to iron my hankies..
    After you've washed them, press the wet handkerchiefs onto a smooth flat surface such as a tiled bathroom wall. They will then dry flat.
     


  11. Syl

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    I use them.
     


  12. Maximus Mark

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    No. Tissues are more hygienic.
     


  13. GuidoWongolini

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    After you've washed them, press the wet handkerchiefs onto a smooth flat surface such as a tiled bathroom wall. They will then dry flat.
    - so no ironing?
     


  14. LabelKing

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    - so no ironing?

    Indeed.
     


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    Very useful for wiping the brow in the summer and for the odd nose emergency in the cold and flu season. Clearly tissue is cleaner and more hygienic, but I have found a nice, clean handkerchief a real lifesaver right before a meeting on more than one occasion.
     


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