pocket square without a tie? opinions?

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  1. logan858

    logan858 Active Member

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    i've seen this look now a few times in magazines, look books, tv, etc, and i'm always kindof drawn to it.


    what is everyone's opinion here of a sports coat with a pocket square in the pocket but without a tie, and the collar unbuttoned?
     
  2. Duke63

    Duke63 Senior member

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    I personally like it. I do it every once in a while. It may end up looking better with a linen or cotton pocket square as opposed to silk. I have used all though. (Linen,Cotton,Silk)
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've been wearing the look for about ten years. I travel a lot with a single jacket, often a blue blazer so it is a simple way to add a bit of color to an outfit.
     
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    I wear glasses, and I clean my glasses with my pocket square, so I have one on me most days. Informal is a better look, I agree, but the way you wear it is as important as the kind.
     
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    codeman92190 Well-Known Member

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    I like the look. I may not wear a tie if I'm having a casual day, but I still like to have a pocket square. Plus, it allows me to get a little crazy with my selection since I don't have a tie to "match" it too.
     
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    Letric Senior member

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    GBR Senior member

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    It's fine
     
  8. HughJ

    HughJ Senior member

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    I do it. It's simple on casual occasions because there is no tie to play off of.
     
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    Yes, it is fine or better and it is hardly a new concept.
    Also, I think it is quite obvious that you have the collar unbuttoned.
    But if you button it, please post pics. Then you will have yourself a very new and forward look.
    And I will have a good laugh.
     
  10. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    +2. I always have a pocket square, even without a tie.
     
  11. Lord Mulberry

    Lord Mulberry Senior member

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    Can look good if you get the colours right, the puffed-up versions look better without a tie
     
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    akatsuki Senior member

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    Whenever I forget a pocket square I think my jacket looks unfinished... So absolutely yes.
     
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    rohde88 Senior member

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    My default look. Ties are too much for my industry, but a square with a jacket reminds others of my prominence.
     
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