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The event in in March, BTW. Would this pocket square be too much? Pocket square They also have the same on with just the green edges. I could go all white, but thought a little bit of color would be a good thing to do (I won't be wearing a flower).
 

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If this is the only color detail then it would work for me. You can also regulate how much of the square is showing.
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The check and edging suggest an informality belied by the tux itself. A supremely confident dresser might use this to add personal whimsy to a formal outfit, using the pocket square to underscore the fact that they were Irish, or an outdoorsman. But the fact that you are asking means that you question the choice, which removes that "supreme confidence."

Go with a solid color that is deep but vibrant-- maroon, violet, deep blue, etc.
 

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I disagree about solid color hanks with dinner jackets. Only white looks good, in my opinion. If you want a little color, try a white hank with a deep red or burgundy border. Or maybe one just like the one you linked, only with a dark red pattern rather than green.

Red goes well with flowers. Oh, right, you don't want to wear a flower ...
 

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Hmmm, it's rare for me to be the ultra-conservative voice, but I just can't see anything other than a white linen pocket square with a tuxedo. No edging for me, and I'm not a fan of solid silks in other colors for formal wear either.
 

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For formal wear, I have a white hank with a black border and a thin black windowpane, and one with a black border with a black and red windowpane -- both from Flusser. I wear the black and white when I skip the flower, and the black, white and red one when I wear a red carnation.
 

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Yikes -- I just looked at the picture of the pocket square again. I must have been tired when I posted this thread.
I think I'll go with white, but I actually like the edging (I'll go with black, probably).
 

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While this certainly wouldn't be something I'd wear with semi-formal evening dress, you might be able to pull it off. One cautionary note: if your dinner clothes are black (which often have a slightly green cast under artificial light), all should be well. If they are midnight blue, the pocket square might look a bit out of sorts.
 

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Perfect Pocket Square. White with subtle jacquard design; dark navy hand-rolled edge matched perfectly to shirt stripe.
 

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Pardon my troll, but I notice Tom has his top button rather than the bottom unbuttoned on his db. He pulls it off, of course, but is this an acceptable alternative for mere mortals?

Um, and I like his pocket square...
 

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Pardon my troll, but I notice Tom has his top button rather than the bottom unbuttoned on his db. He pulls it off, of course, but is this an acceptable alternative for mere mortals?
Yes, if the lapel roll does not break sharply at the middle button.  In the 1930s, 6-on-2 DBs with lapels rolled to the bottom button were quite popular.  Flusser and others strongly recommend that look for shorter guys who love DB.
 

Alexander Kabbaz

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Funny, I never noticed that. I have a tendency to focus on the shirt collar. I'll ask after the current book tour is over.
 

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Pardon my troll, but I notice Tom has his top button rather than the bottom unbuttoned on his db. He pulls it off, of course, but is this an acceptable alternative for mere mortals?

Um, and I like his pocket square...
Definitely acceptable, particularly for short folk (like me) who like DBs.

Manton: was it the Duke of Kent who first wore that style?
 

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