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"Carlo Brandelli, however, creative director of Savile Row tailors Kilgour, is not so sure. "Although a neatlittle square may have a sense of purity to it, the dress handkerchief is really a dandy thing: you have a pocket, so you feel you have to put something in it," he says. "It's just a little too flamboyant. And like a lot of men I don't really do flamboyant.""
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We already know your position on this, thanks.
 

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Just a few years ago pocket handkerchiefs would have been considered too feminine
This is just not true. At, e.g., the airport, the demographic group I most see wearing a pocket square is married men over 60 traveling with their wives. Clearly they are not following a recent trend.

I suspect the reason pocket squares were not seen so much in the 90's was more related to the domination of Armaniesque minimalism rather than the perception of them being too feminine.
 

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Kilgour seems to be divorcing itself from its past more than I had thought.
 

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Originally Posted by summej2

I suspect the reason pocket squares were not seen so much in the 90's was more related to the domination of Armaniesque minimalism rather than the perception of them being too feminine.



"Armaniesque minimalism": I love it!
 

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