Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Rudals

    Rudals Senior member

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    So I started with silk PS and then Clags kept yelling at me to switch to linen. The problem with silk PS was that it kept on falling into the pocket. The issue that I have with linen is that it is too fat...so I guess the only fix is for me to just cut it in halves?
     


  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Your linen square might be too big. You can try ironing it too. Sounds like your silk square wasn't big enough.
     


  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Slick silks. If it's got sheen, I don't like it with tweed.
     


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    I might be mistaken on the way to express the dichotomy, but I still feel intuitively a difference between a silk fabric and a tweed fabric. Rough versus refined or whatever.

    Cf. wearing a silk scarf with wearing something more rough in the jacket fabric...patterns might make the juxtaposition work, but I can't help but feel that there might be a better choice here (e.g. a nice herringbone wool scarf). Again, this is just a feel, a sense that something might work better even if the juxtaposition is fine.

    That said, I would be happy to wear an appropriate light brown or rust silk PS (base color) with a donegal blue jacket of the sort Pingson has sported.

    And of course, I can be totally wrong about this (all this is a bit a priori...)
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    You are entitled to your opinion, but you are wrong.
     


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    Rudals Senior member

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    wrong or just different taste?
     


  7. TweedyProf

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    This...I'm going to bet that your silk is 12x12 or 13x13? Too small to stay up in a pocket, I have found. A solution is to stuff a similar size square, folded in half, first, and then poof your small pocket square above it.

    I recommend 16x16 minimum for silk. The Barneys squares posted on the last page are 12x12 I think.
     


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    Lest this become pounding fists on the table, I'm for evidence and logical argument, which for SF means pics.
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i think you need a join date pre 2009 to say that. derp.
     


  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So you'd wear something which is satin-like with tweed? I'm not talking madder here. Like....shiny silk.
     


  11. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I don't think I have any satin pocket squares. But if you mean silk with the finish that the Rubi or Drakes squares have, which is shiny, then yes, would wear w tweed.

    And you can clearly wear them with linen, which is also non-city territory. You can basically wear them with anything except city suits.
     
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  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't--I wear Drakes with tweed. But I wouldn't wear the following square with these jackets:

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    (I dont really wear that square at all these days, come to think of it)
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    It isn't my fault you listened to :foo: and bought a nearly useless square. There are lots of silk squares besides that one. Some of them look good with tweed jackets.
     


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    I am sorry but...is the PS that important that we should fight over it?!
     


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