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

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

  1. afterglow

    afterglow Well-Known Member

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    I see what you mean about the similar patterns. However, the shirt is a light blue. I'd describe it as an ice blue....i guess the pictures don't show the color well.....
     
  2. sugarbutch

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    Even so, Gus is correct about the scale of the shirt pattern and the knit of the tie. I also prefer the second and third. More than anything, though, I wish I were seeing less of each of them...
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Even if it is a light blue the similar weave patterns and scale of the shirt and tie clash. If you want to mix woven patterns or textures they need to be in very different scales to each other or it just doesn't look right. Go for a blue oxford cloth if you have one.
     
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    WhyAlwaysMe Well-Known Member

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    nevermind.
     
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    I stick to white linen most days. As a mortician I rarely want to be the center of attention. Only on the occasion of needing to have a strong presence to off-set some ministers will I opt for bold colors. Some ethnic funerals and the evening social events certainly call for a less severe look than everyday business wear.

    I can't help but remember from "The Waltons" how Mr. Walton explained that he had always cut off the end of his tie when it stuck out past the large end and then used the foreshortened tie as a pocket square later. Retired ties may well offer nice silk for some occasions.
     
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    You are bold man to take clothing tips from the Waltons. If you are not careful, you will be wearing burlap trousers with a rope belt.
     
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    The Waltons and the Beverly Hillbillies always dressed the best that they could. You would never see them at the airport in the sub casual attire that we find so commonly today. THat said I have yet to have the courage to use a paisley pocket square regardless of its origin. I do have some very nice silk print ties that I have retired though. Most likely I will just use them in a quilt.

    The wierdness of the far north comes out in "waste not" thinking.
     
  8. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What do you gentlemen think of wool pocket squares? All the talk seems to be about linen or silk pocket squares but I think wool is a much more suitable look for the colder months, especially with the variety of colors, patterns and textures. I make a line of wool pocket squares (http://www.etsy.com/shop/goodsforlife) that I think look quite handsome and masculine, and they go from casual to formal. What do you think?
     
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    If I may be so bold as to speak for the gentlemen, we think wool pocket squares are swell.
     
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    How a pocket square distinguishes you as well-dressed and sets you apart from the rabble:

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    Holy crap is that photo frightening. On so many different levels.

    But he did a nice job with the gold chains playing off of his PS. And matching the shoes and belt.

    I might have to try the one sleeve SC look.....
     
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