Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GusW, Mar 1, 2011.
Thank god! PSG is back in the drivers seat of this thread!
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.
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.
"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 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.
From Will's blog today:
^ I am really starting to think more about add some double breasted to the rotation......
what would look good with a navy polka dot tie & gray blazer? was thinking of going navy/white paisley or something of that mix
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.
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)
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.
That plaid on top, PSG, sure looks sweeeeeet!
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.
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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