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pocket square without a tie? opinions?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by logan858, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    I do it.
    That's reason enough for you to do the same.
     
  2. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    Whenever I am wearing a jacket with a breast pocket, suit or sport, I rock the square, unless I have just thrown the jacket on to walk the dog at night.

    I like the pocket square and open-necked shirt look with a suit with more casual styling but not with a conservative business suit..
     
  3. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    It doesn't matter. The bigger issue is jacket without tie. If someone can't get past the tieless look, then they won't give a crap about whether or not there's a fraction of an inch of frabric sticking out of your pocket. You're the only one who'll put much thought into it.
     
  4. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Vinny, Vinny, Vinny......the details DO matter.
     
  5. Simplicio

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    I appreciate this discussion since it is something I've been wondering about. I like this look (if done well), but I rarely see it here in England. Those who do the SC + PS: do you think of it as equally appropriate for business or casual? I think of it as more casual, but perhaps it can also be a way to make business casual a little more bearable.
     
  6. williamson

    williamson Senior member

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    No, you're not alone - I've been saying the same thing for a long time on this forum. The pocket square, to me, is a degree MORE dressed-up than the tie
    As I loathe the jacket-without-tie look, thinking that, as Roger says, it's a mixed message, adding a pocket square compounds the incongruity.

    On a somewhat separate issue, pocket squares, except plain white ones on occasions like weddings and funerals, are much rarer in the UK than in the USA.
     
  7. vbasa

    vbasa New Member

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    Do it. It's a very good look, assuming your shirt is appropriately buttoned and aren't exposing too much for the world to see.
    They say there's nothing worse than a "naked" suit, tie or not.
     
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    eHaberdasher Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    True, but British men seem to be much governed by rules and conventions (e.g. black shoes). It isn't always a good thing. As an American, I wouldn't worry about it as much.
     
  10. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    Figured you'd weigh in on this one eventually!
     
  11. Chase H

    Chase H Senior member

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    Only always.
    Mixed messages are a beautiful, beautiful thing.
     
  12. williamson

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    I don't think this is true at all. American business dress appears far more conventional to me than what I see in our cities
    One has to be persistent, and I also wanted Roger to know that he is not alone.
     

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