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Do you wear a pocket square?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by suenarita, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. size 38R

    size 38R Distinguished Member

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    Yawn. try not to derail what could be a great thread with this kind of nonsence.
    post what you wear, and how/why. keep your opinions on what others wear to yourself. there are plenty of threads for that b.s.

    Sorry o.p. back to your topic.


    A little color can be done well if you have the ability to pull it off.more power to you! and respect.
    i also make my own from materials that i like at the store i buy buttons from. including Marvel comics themed,and other themes that are interesting but not too bold. -just never paisley. not sure why.
    Making your own squares is really satisfying, give it a try gentlemen.

    what you do for work does matter a little, as does your fortitude, i run my own business and wear what i like.
     
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    white with a navy border. it elevates the standard white square with a navy/gray suit. i get'em from the tie bar.. i can't imagine spending more than $30 for a square of cloth that never touches your body.
     


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    I wear a white linen square with a TV fold because I don't have the inclination to do anything more than that. And even just that gets compliments when I wear it.

    It also depends largely on the environment you're wearing it in. If I were to wear anything more than that it would start to look ostentatious.
     


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    size 38R Distinguished Member

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    it's workin for you, tell us about the square and why you chose it?
     


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    I wear a blue jacket 80% of the time, so I wanted a square that didn't have blue in it, but (to my eye) complements whatever else I am wearing. I have a small selection of squares that in theory match nearly everything I can wear and add some visual interest.. It's just a question of what work best in what setting. And thanks very much.
     
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    size 38R Distinguished Member

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    i wear Brown Jackets often, this one (paul smith) has a blue and peppermint green stitched in pinstripe.
    so this is the Vivienne Westwood square i mentioned, worn with a light powder blue P.S. shirt, a orange/pink Burberry tie,and green cashmere cardigan.
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    so in this instance, the square is intended to compliment the array of colors. while not dominating too much. this particular square is a different color match when folded a different way.
    apologies for the crap iphone pics.
     
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    In Munich there has been a little revival of pocket squares recently. One can see them now more frequently.

    Most of the time when I wear a suit at work I add a white linen PS in presidential fold, sometimes I also use a cotton PS with light blue and white gingham pattern. This being said I would shy away from using a PS in some business settings and especially in job interviews.

    Outside work I also use more colorful silk pocket squares with sport coats and blazers.

    With formal wear I use a white silk pocket square.
     
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    square worn and unfolded. great idea! it will help the O.P a lot.[​IMG] (i will add a pic to my post)

    more in this format with a little background story would make this a fun thread for readers.
     
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    Definitely - feels unfinished without one.

    I don't make a big deal out of it, just stuff it in and arrange a bit artfully.
     


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    Even guys who don't like the look should have a white handkerchief folded up and tucked into their breast pocket anyway. It beats using your jacket sleeve to mop up a sweaty brow or runny nose. And a lady will invariably find it useful as well.
     


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    While I don't disagree with your premise, every lady I've spoken with on the topic of handkerchiefs has invariably been rather repulsed by the idea. Something about the idea of carrying around a wadded-up bundle of cotton and snot in your pocket being unsanitary or something.

    Note that they almost always have at least one wadded-up used Kleenex tissue in their purse.
     


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    keep a clean pocket square, if you ever find yourself giving it to a lady. just say "it's ok, i have plenty" . if she says "but it must be expensive. = you say "you can take it home, wash it, and then give it back to me" - you got yourself a number, and/or a next meeting.[​IMG]
     
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