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Pocket square with Jeans + Shirt + Blazer?

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So, I'm going to a fancy luncheon at a downtown hotel tomorrow to celebrate a friends' birthday and graduation, was planning on wearing clean dark jeans + crisp white dress shirt + navy blazer (or a chocolate brown one) + brown shoes. Dress code is described as "daytime chic/semi-formal" whatever that means. However, I have been brainwashed from watching Mad Men, and am tempted to get a simple white pocket square to have folded into the jacket with this outfit. According to SF, is this more of a "brown shoes with everything" move, or a "wearing a black suit" move? Edit: Here's how it turned out (yes I know I don't have cuff showing; was slouching a bit in this pic and I haven't gotten suit sleeves shortened) I started with a white shirt, but there was too much similarity with the white shirt + white PS, so went with white/blue stripey. And went with the brown blazer to avoid navy-blue on indigo-blue.
 

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If it is truly "semi-formal" I wouldn't wear jeans (I also am not crazy about navy blazers with similarly-toned jeans), but if you're going to, I see nothing wrong with throwing a simple white TV fold in there. Others might think you pretentious (and they might be right) but I think that's a pretty standard move in the SF catalog.
 

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Originally Posted by Brian278
If it is truly "semi-formal" I wouldn't wear jeans, but if you're going to, I see nothing wrong with throwing a simple white TV fold in there. Others might think you pretentious (and they might be right) but I think that's a pretty standard move in the SF catalog.

It's definitely not truly semi-formal for sure...

I think the TV fold is a bit much, was imagining more of just a flat fold; a thin sliver of white making it a bit more interesting, but not too douchey/pretentious.
 

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Originally Posted by sonick
It's definitely not truly semi-formal for sure...

I think the TV fold is a bit much, was imagining more of just a flat fold; a thin sliver of white making it a bit more interesting, but not too douchey/pretentious.


I thought a TV-fold was a flat fold...I shall go deduct some iGent points.
 

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Originally Posted by Brian278
I thought a TV-fold was a flat fold...I shall go deduct some iGent points.

Naw you are probably right, I am a pocket-square n00b and assumed you meant the TV fold as the one pictured
 

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Originally Posted by BostonRussell
What material is the pocket square?

No idea, haven't gotten one yet. Probably just cotton.
 

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Originally Posted by sonick
No idea, haven't gotten one yet. Probably just cotton.

Definately get one in cotton or linen. Why not add a little character?



If anyone gives you shit about it just call it a handkerchief (in fact, go ahead and do that all the time) and ask them what they would do if they saw a lady weeping? Hand her a paper towel?
 

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I wear a pocket square with jeans and a sportscoat probably 90% of the time.
 

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Once they say daytime chic, I don't think you have to worry about taking seriously the semi formal.

I'm sitting at my desk with a Hugo Boss dark brown corduroy jacket, a Brioni shirt, a creme pocket square (rectangular fold, nothing fancy), dark blue PDC jeans, and brown double monk strap shoes. In fact, gotta go teach a class. You look good, wear it.

Originally Posted by Flambeur
I wear a pocket square with jeans and a sportscoat probably 90% of the time.
 

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Yeah, when I say "fancy", I mean fancy for your typical college student, not "fancy" for the typical SF-er. Should've made that distinction
 

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Originally Posted by sonick
Yeah, when I say "fancy", I mean fancy for your typical college student, not "fancy" for the typical SF-er. Should've made that distinction


Distinction is everything. Look at your sig. Still don't like the jeans/sportscoat look, assuming we are talking a "classic" sportscoat.
 

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