Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.
Square last for me too. What do you choose first? (typically)
For me, shoes or suit/SC
No one asked me, but I usually choose shirt and pants first because I have to iron them. I also pick my pocket square last.
I choose either jacket or tie first.
Disagree. You can't expose a slightly different part of the tie and show a totally different color scheme. Paisley squares on the other hand. Fold/roll them differently and you can show totally different colors.
I wish. Love the look.
Mostly a lurker, but since the ASW point has started some pocket square discussion, I thought I would pose a question here:
the 10(+/-) tie wardrobe, or necktie essentials/basics topic has been addressed umpteen times on the forum, but so far I haven't seen the same topic addressed from the standpoint of squares. Granted, I haven't had time to read through the entire pocket square discussion thread, so I hope I'm not re-hashing here. So - what do you regard as a basic pocket square collection?
For the sake of argument let's say your 5 essential squares, and let's assume that your wardrobe includes some iteration of at least 10 basic/essential/whathaveyou ties, and at least one gray suit and one navy suit and/or sportcoat.
I ask mainly because I am just beginning to acquire pocket squares (have a white linen and a gold/green/burgundy paisley silk), and am on a somewhat limited budget, so I'm looking for maximum versatility. I also am not required to wear a non-black suit very often (classical musician), so I don't aspire to own more than 5 or so PSs anyway.
TL;DR - what pocket squares should one have, beyond just white linen?
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I know a lot of people around here think this is silly, because a certain member ( ) posted a whole lot about it, but I think a cream coloured silk square is one of the most versatile squares you can own.
I think it's great too.
I think it would depend on if you're wearing the pocket squares with suits or sport coats or both. I have no experience with suits, so I'll speak to sport coats. I have a lot of squares, but these three are my go tos: navy with white/green/red/brown paisley, burgundy with brown/cream paisley, and green neat with burgundy medallions. I think a brown/cream paisley silk and a light blue/white cotton would round out my top five.
Appreciate the responses, guys. In my particular case I think they're most likely to be worn with navy and mid-gray suits, but I'm happy for it to be a broader discussion.
White linen. A subtle pattern based in cream or oatmeal. 3 prints or paisley which will go with go with brown, with green, and with burgundy.
At least two of those wool-silk. I think I'd be happy with 90% of my pocket squares being wool silk.
I think I have about 5 dozen ties and 1 dozen PSs. Im fine with that. Do not own cream silk square. Also fine with that.
Around 60 ties here and 5 pocket squares. 3 of said pocket squares are white linen. I could probably use more but I only wear white linen with my suits and often forego the square when not wearing a suit. Ironically cream silk would actually probably be useful for tweed.
I'm gonna guess I have 40 ties....one white cotton/linen PS free from Mr. Porter. I've worn it once, for the Stichy & Squirl team challenge.
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