How do you keep a pocket square from falling?

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  1. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    How do you keep a smaller pocket square from falling into your breast pocket? Pardon the uninitiated.
     


  2. GMF

    GMF Well-Known Member

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    How small is it? For just about any regular size square, you can always choose a fold that will keep some of the square exposed outside the pocket opening.
     


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    whoopee Senior member

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    I've yet to try it, but perhaps double sided tape.
     


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    Greetings, my first post.

    There seems to be a few methods mentioned here or on AAAC

    1) stuff something (tissue?) in the pocket first then the pocketsquare
    2) tape? the pocketsquare to a small cardboard (seems to work better with linen squares)
     


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    fill the bottom of the pocket with another small square?
     


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    Try those 18"X18" squares! Seriously, does anyone use these? I have some silks that aren't too bad, but a linen sq. in this size is like jamming a napkin in your breast pocket, even when tightly folded [​IMG] Many stores carrying Irish linen sqs. seem to only have them in this size...
     


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    I stuff a small amount of tissue to keep mine from falling.
     


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    If this is a routine problem, you could tack through the pocket from behind, an inch or so up from the bottom with a few stitches of thread. This would effectively shorten the pocket. Removing it would be easy and painless and would leave no evidence.
     


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    I stuff a small amount of tissue to keep mine from falling.
    I knew some girls in high school who used the same technique.
     


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    Starch it... oh wait, this isn't the Streewear forum.
     


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    The whole point about pocket hankerchiefs is that they should look as casual, not a series of rigidly geometric points. There are several classic alternatives, just look at any book on mens style. Or you can invent your own which is more fun. Having chosen a style, experiment a little with how you fold the hankerchief and after a couple of tries you will find something that works.
     


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    Try those 18"X18" squares! Seriously, does anyone use these? I have some silks that aren't too bad, but a linen sq. in this size is like jamming a napkin in your breast pocket, even when tightly folded [​IMG] Many stores carrying Irish linen sqs. seem to only have them in this size...

    Our good friend Jon at FIHTies has white linen squares at about 11 x 11 for something like $25. Highly recommended.
     


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    tape? the pocketsquare to a small cardboard
    [​IMG]
     


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    [​IMG]
    Or you could get one of those "pre-folded" pocket squares and sew it in place.
     


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