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

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

  1. Dinosarti

    Dinosarti Senior member

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    Thank god! PSG is back in the drivers seat of this thread!
     


  2. deandbn

    deandbn Senior member

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    Geez PSG, it's only a pocket square.

    A bit more purple today, a bit folded tomorrow. You know, I think that in the specific situation a shiny olive green one would be best. Puffed of course.
     


  3. exhaze

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    Personally, I think it'd look best if the tie had purple as a secondary color. Also, for some really next-level coordination, if the tie was a different material from the pocket square. See a lot of oldog/oldtrix's pictures for great examples of this.
     


  4. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Blasphemy! :)


    "God is in the details."Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

    Glad you brought that up, deandbn. Looking good means being properly coordinated. The wrong pocket square, tie or other accessory can really devalue the overall effect of an otherwise good outfit. Better to not wear one than to wear a bad one or even one that is :confused: So, it isn't just a pocket square if it throws off your outfit, is it?

    Just grabbing any old pocket square doesn't work. Just like grabbing any old tie or scarf doesn't work. It is a matter of coordinating colors, patterns and materials to look their best. The more practice you have successfully coordinating elements the easier it becomes. But at first it does take effort and probably some failures.
     
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  5. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    From Will's blog today:

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  6. Dinosarti

    Dinosarti Senior member

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    ^ I am really starting to think more about add some double breasted to the rotation......
     


  7. RicPac

    RicPac Senior member

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    what would look good with a navy polka dot tie & gray blazer? was thinking of going navy/white paisley or something of that mix
     


  8. sugarbutch

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    A madder with a bit of navy, some brown, dark red, etc. would look nice. I bet you can find examples to try throughout this thread.
     


  9. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    White shirt will make that tie look it's best. I think a navy/white pocket square in any pattern is going to look too matchy. I would go for a white linen or a burgundy and white paisley or a burgundy and navy . Here is one that would work with that rig. (IRL it is actually a bit less red and more a rich burgundy. Time to get that new low light camera) [​IMG]
     


  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Etro makes some of the best pocket squares. There are a few wild ones but the rest are delicious blends of colors and patterns and ideal for adding a bit of color to an outfit.

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  11. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Fred H. Senior member

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    That plaid on top, PSG, sure looks sweeeeeet!
     


  13. Achillus

    Achillus Senior member

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    Great.
     
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    freddych Senior member

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    Where can I find a smaller pocket square like 10"x10"? I have a few 16"x16" square but they are too big and make my jacket bulge a bit. I have tried ironing them, and that helps but I think a 10" square would be perfection. I wear a 38 jacket and the pockets are frequently quite small.

    Looking for white linen. TIA for any ideas.
     


  15. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Senior member

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    In white linen, I would bet that Sam Hober would make whatever size you want, and I'm pretty sure that Kent Wang's site offers custom sizes as an option.
     


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