• STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Favorite pocket squares

AlanC

Minister of Trad
Joined
Nov 7, 2003
Messages
7,805
Reaction score
80
Kai's fine collection in the (other) pocket square thread made me think that's been a neglected area in our periodic 'favorites' threads. So, pick out a few and let's see 'em. I'll post mine in the morning.
 

STYLESTUDENT

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jun 14, 2004
Messages
1,143
Reaction score
3
Hermes twill seems to be thicker and fold more easily than others. My favorites among these are red on navy and yellow on navy, which I'll wear with sport jackets.

Less and less interested in silk square and more often wear white cotton (Charvet-nice borders) and RLPL white linen (good texture-upposedly hand stitched hem-usually available on EBay). Certainly better for dark suits and most will say better with silk ties (dry texture with the ties' wet texture). Just less obtrusive and less of a statement. I fold these with the points up, not the horizontal fold that Harry Truman (and other more recent) have used.
 

cuffthis

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Messages
826
Reaction score
4
This was posted in the other pocket square thread. Sorry for the duplication. This is about 75% of My Hoard. Some are former shirts rescued from the sartorial grave. My fav? Hard to say, depends on my mood. A great way to add whimsy to serious clothes, and serious business meetings. Add fun to everything.
 

AlanC

Minister of Trad
Joined
Nov 7, 2003
Messages
7,805
Reaction score
80
Cuffthis, I'm speechless. You're going to have to change your username to "Pocketthis".
 

zjpj83

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 25, 2004
Messages
9,464
Reaction score
23
I hate big pocket squares, which by my terms are most of those made. Thus, my favorite are my Brionis because of their smallrer size.
 

Kai

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 16, 2003
Messages
3,216
Reaction score
811

cuffthis

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Messages
826
Reaction score
4
(I have links instead of pictures, as the pictures are obnoxiously big.)
Details matter. The larger the better I say.
 

zjpj83

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 25, 2004
Messages
9,464
Reaction score
23
love the mosaic one, Kai
love them all, in fact
 

whnay.

Distinguished Member
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Jan 7, 2005
Messages
9,420
Reaction score
297
Mary mother of God cuffthis that is quite a collection.

Kai, I'm a hugh fan of the "green" silk pocket square. If you don't mind telling, who makes it?
 

Kai

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 16, 2003
Messages
3,216
Reaction score
811
Kai, I'm a hugh fan of the "green" silk pocket square. If you don't mind telling, who makes it?
I'm sorry, I don't know. It belonged to my mother. It's at least 30 years old.
 

AlanC

Minister of Trad
Joined
Nov 7, 2003
Messages
7,805
Reaction score
80
Okay, here we go. Please ignore the solid silk Talbott. Â
I wear the blue herringbone all the time. It's a great square. The folded ones are linen. The white is a Brooks Brothers the gingham is from Ben Silver, made in France but I have no idea by whom. Does anyone else keep their linen squares folded for easy pocket drop in?
 

faustian bargain

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2004
Messages
2,523
Reaction score
2
what's the consensus on label removal?

/andrew
 

Manton

RINO
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Apr 20, 2002
Messages
41,583
Reaction score
2,865
what's the consensus on label removal?

/andrew
If it's not stitched in by the thread that closes a hand-rolled edge, remove it. If it is, leave it, otherwise you'll unravel the edge.
 

Smooth Jazz

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2004
Messages
60
Reaction score
0
I love pocket squares and have over 100 of them (not including a few bespoke ones on order
). As much as I hate the "bespoke" clothes there, my favorite are the cotton pocket squares at Flusser. The other stores that carry cool pocket squares in no particular order are: Hermes (silk and cotton) Brioni, Ricci and Zilli -- (lined silk) availlable at various places including De Lisi -- which is shutting down on 3/31 and is offering them for $20 a pop Robert Talbot (Cotton, linen and silk) Purple Label (silk) Paul Stuart (Silk) Fairfax (silk @ Barneys) Barbera (wool/silk @SFA and Louis Boston) Charvet (Cotton and Silk) Jay Kos - Barneys - BG private label -- all are made by the same company and they all carry the same designs for the most part Lehner (did I get the spelling right? -- cotton @BG and Domenico Spano in SFA) Drakes (Silk @ Flusser, Ben Silver and Barneys) Turnbull and Asser (Silk and cotton) Bulgari -- beautiful, as they should be at $95 a pop In addition, T&A, John Kochis and Alex Kabbaz make bespoke pocket squares as well. Apologies if I missed anyone. There are some that I specifically excluded from the list because I dont like them including Siego in NY -- silk is too flimsy and the size is too small, Nicky (Italian) -- make good ties but the squares are too small, and Asprey -- beautiful ties but lame pocket squares.
 

dietcookie

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 4, 2004
Messages
127
Reaction score
0
Wow cuffthis, I only have a blue/red T&A one and the standard white linen one. Your collection is just amazing.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How did Covid-19 impact your personal style?

  • My style hasn't changed at all.

  • My wardrobe hasn't changed but I am wearing casual clothes more often.

  • I invested in new good quality leisure and casual clothes.

  • I invested in new sartorial clothes taking advantage of the sales.

  • I purged my closet during quarantine and I have nothing left to wear.


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
444,678
Messages
9,612,046
Members
200,936
Latest member
Skyroamer
Top