Pocket Squares: A Discussion Thread, Questions, Opinions, Suggestions.....

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  1. JS1357

    JS1357 Well-Known Member

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    I like how the white square compliments the silver (or grey) colors in his tie. Subtle yet elegant.


    The white also brings out the white in his eyes, and if he were to smile, it would bring out the white in his teeth... I have always found that if you have dark hair, or a dark complexion, wearing a little bit of plain white in your outfit will brighten the face.
     
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    Not for rookies or the faint of heart, advanced pattern mixing from Alan Flusser.


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    If you described this to me on paper, I would tell you to piss off, would look terrible. Especially the mountain peak fold of the PS.

    Picture? I would rock the shit out of this.
     
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    If you described this to me on paper, I would tell you to piss off, would look terrible. Especially the mountain peak fold of the PS.

    Picture? I would rock the shit out of this.


    I love how he angled the dominant lines of the ps against the suit. It pulls the outfit together.
     
  4. GusW

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    The problem with PhD level pattern mixing is that it is very unforgiving. One slight slip and it is a total fail. Combine the wrong colors and it is an epic fail.
     
  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    White Dinner Jacket and white pocket square


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    Dont you think that would be more of a handkerchief?
     
  7. GusW

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    The blue shirt, navy sweater and blue and yellow/gold pocket square are an ideal compliment to the color of the suit. Relaxed and with style.


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    If you described this to me on paper, I would tell you to piss off, would look terrible. Especially the mountain peak fold of the PS.

    Picture? I would rock the shit out of this.


    Forget the square. The shirt is sublime.
     
  9. GusW

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    Forget the square. The shirt is sublime.

    Hey fella, save it for the In Praise of Blue Striped Shirts thread. This is a pocket square thread you know........[​IMG]
     
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    He puts together such compelling outfits on his mannequins, but his personal appearance is bewildering.

    Probably spends time thinking about the mannequins, but when dressing himself just wants to get the hell out the door.
     
  11. GusW

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    Dont you think that would be more of a handkerchief?

    See below......

    From the blog Bows 'n Ties


    Is it a "˜pocket square', or a "˜handkerchief'? Are they the same thing?

    ......the answer to that depends on whether or not you're living in the present day, or 600 years ago. A pocket square, and a handkerchief are, essentially, the same thing; a square piece of cloth worn on a man's person. However, a handkerchief has a much more practical role, being used as a rag for personal hygiene. The story goes that Richard II of England invented the handkerchief, or at least popularized its use, when he described its royal need; "˜as a little piece of cloth, for the lord king to wipe and clean his nose'. Seeing Richard the king do it meant that it must be good idea, and, not to be left behind, the nobility and the upper classes followed suit. But, a good idea is a good idea. By the middle of the 17th century, men from all walks of life were making use of the handkerchief. Then, as now, it was considered unsightly to display a soiled handkerchief, so it stayed in the trouser pocket. Likely the pocket square would never have evolved into the accessory that it is, if men's fashion hadn't evolved first. So, as two piece suits became popular in the 19th century, men began placing their clean handkerchiefs in their breast pockets; allowing them to peek out, and add a bit of dash to their look. Of course, inevitably they would need to be used, and then they went right back into the pants pocket. Eventually, the look of a pocket square as an accessory to a suit became so common, that it became just that; an accessory and nothing more. This attitude toward the pocket square was even further reinforced with the adoption of specific and elaborate folding techniques; obviously not meant to be undone once they had been placed in the breast pocket. By the 1920's, many men would even carry a separate handkerchief in their pants pocket for practical use. The pocket square had hit its heyday. But, with the invention of antibiotics, and after World War II, the classic linen handkerchief was looked on as un-hygienic. And, with the Kleenex company's invention of disposable handkerchiefs, the cloth equivalent fell out of use; leaving pocket squares as nothing but a fashion accessory.



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  12. GusW

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    Beautiful relaxed fold by Winston Churchill. [​IMG]
     
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    Pocket squares used in a modern way, without looking like you are trying too hard
     

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