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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GusW, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I might tuck my PS in just a bit more but I like this mix. Not CBD but fun. The lavender/purple and white linen makes a nice combination with the cream jacket. [​IMG]
     
  2. GusW

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    Usually I don't like to match a pocket square to the shirt unless it is white, but in this case I do. It seems to tie all the different blue colored elements together. I like this combination of SW&D meets MC. It's fun. BTW, cover up the felt flower and see how much better the whole look becomes.


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    Ill just leave this here, one of my favorite pocket squares´and imo the best looking rubinacci made, so glad my ex got me one for my graduation two years ago (pic stolen from mafoofan) [​IMG]
     
  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I rarely like a shirt and pocket square to match (except when both are white). One of the white linen squares with the light blue border would look so much better. But my first choice would be plain white linen. It would add contrast without distracting you from the attractive pattern in the jacket.

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  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A photo of a dressing gown (robe for the rest of us) at Charvet Paris. Note the pocket square....


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  7. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Pocket square in a overcoat pocket. Not for me thanks.


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  8. GusW

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    Plaid jacket with a square and glasses sharing the pocket.



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  9. Kent Wang

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    Pocket square in a overcoat pocket. Not for me thanks.
    I always pack a square in an overcoat. If anything, I think an overcoat needs a square the most because there's a larger expanse of cloth, which can be broken up with a square.
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    Yeah, looks like he's got a hole in his jacket.
     
  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I always pack a square in an overcoat. If anything, I think an overcoat needs a square the most because there's a larger expanse of cloth, which can be broken up with a square.

    Kent, I'm glad you brought this up. Its not for me but I'm all for personal style. It certainly isn't bad. And, I think it can look pretty good when done well.

    Here is an example of a guy who does it right, coordinating with his brown hat and camel scarf.

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  11. GusW

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    Not a fan of angry emo boy up there, but the other guys below look good. Particularly the guy right on top here ^. But both the top guy and the middle guy on this page have cotton (or linen) squares in cotton jackets. I personally would not do that, but Id love to hear someone with more info as to why.
     
  15. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Chambray selvedge pocket square. More SW&D than MC.

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  16. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Steve McQueen in the Thomas Crown Affair 1970.


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  17. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Black Tie..... WWCGD?

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  18. GusW

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    Club collar and TV fold


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    I've never met him. Don't know his name.

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    This is what the poorly dressed masses are afraid they'll become if they try to give a shit. He ruins it for all of us.
     
  20. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    . He ruins it for all of us.

    Thanks for your comments but I have a different perspective. Nobody ruins it for all of us when it comes to clothing. You are pretty much free to wear what ever you want. But, it takes time and some practice to figure out what works and what looks good on you as well as developing your own personal style. I think there are many different ways to look good and express yourself. Personally, I would be bored with one uniform look although I like a wardrobe built on classic elements.

    I've already posted a lot of classic approaches to wearing a pocket square. I want to mix it up a little bit for discussion purposes. You may dislike some and you might like others. As you go through them decide what works and what doesn't and most important why. This way you build your own vocabulary of personal style. You can decide which styles and colors will work best for you and the best way to fold and wear them.

    By the way, I chose a favorite tie, shirt and jacket today before I meet with Chan this afternoon. None of my pocket squares worked with the combination, so I am going without one today. Sa la vie!
     

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