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

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

  1. davesmith

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    I saw some very similar ones posted on Tumblr from P. J. Johnson. They look really unique. (Where did you see them?)

     


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    Seems like they would be too thick.
     


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    On The Fly here in San Francisco. They have an online presence, too.


    They're on the smaller end of the typical size range, so there's probably as much material to get stuffed as with 17" thick linen or silk square. Just speculation on my part, though.
     


  4. Gus

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    I agree with Kent. Even if they are on the small side, having a pocket square that appears to be made with a jersey knit would seem too bulky and heavy. Even if not physically, then visually. I'll stick with lightweight cotton, linen, silk and wool.
     


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    Hey, what is it with On The Fly and their pocket squares??? They need some help in editing their selection.
     


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    I can't really speak but their website needs some help. It took me quite a while to find the PS and then I wondered what they were doing in the clothing section!!
     


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    I'm sure Ami and Jesse would be happy to hear your thoughts about their selection of squares and the usability of the site. They're good guys.
     


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    Hey I was hoping I could get some shirt, tie, pocket square combination help for a relative's wedding I have to attend. It is a two day event with the more formal event on day 2. Here is what I'm thinking. Please give feedback and criticism. If something doesnt work/isnt that good then let me know.

    Day 1:

    - Navy Suit
    - Brooks Brothers Blue Shirt
    - Burgundy Grenadine Kent Wang Tie
    - Mustard Silk Pocket Square with Red and Blue design

    I think the gold pocket square is a good combination with the blue shirt. Meanwhile, the burgundy tie works with the blue shirt.

    Day 2:

    - Navy Suit
    - Brooks Brothers White French Cuff Shirt
    - Dark Green Grenadine Tie
    - Kent Wang White Linen Pocket Square with Red Edge

    I'm thinking the dark green tie goes well with the white shirt. As for the pocket square, is there a better option than white ps on white shirt? I think the red edge is a good contrast though (?) with the dark green tie?
     
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    ^Sounds fine, although I'm always worried about wearing red and green together because of the strong Christmas connotation. But if it's just a red edge, I'm sure it's fine.
     


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    I would like to suggest a different approach. The solid dark green and burgundy ties seem a little too fall/winter, dark and somber for a spring/summer wedding. I took a look at Kent Wang's site and here is what I would recommend.



    For the day of the wedding his classic wedding tie
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    Wear it with the white FC shirt, white Linen square and black shoes.



    As far as the first evening, you have a few options from Kent:

    If you are going more formal the next day with the look suggested above, why not try something a bit more relaxed and expressive? Yet it is "safe" being a blue and white color story.

    The navy knit tie with blue and white dots and the white linen square with the sky blue border?

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    or a solid white linen square and this shepard check in navy against a blue or white shirt. Again, these are rather simple blue and white combos but they are easy to pull off.

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    Just a thought, but lets say you ruin a favorite shirt or tie with a stain. Has anyone ever tried to use the material to make pocket squares? Seems like you could get some nice pocket squares out of something that would otherwise be unwearable...

    (I have a white shirt with blue stripes that got a yellow spot on the elbow somehow and I was thinking it might make a nice pocket square).
     
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    Yes, I've tried it. Works fine, but I should have made the square a bit smaller, as the cotton is bulkier than a silk PS. Sam Hober's site has instructions.
     


  14. Kent Wang

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    Yes, it's a good idea.

    I've done this in the past for some customers, and sho'nuff said it was like one of those stories you read about where a couple is seriously injured in a car accident, the wife suffers a critical wound to her heart and the husband is killed but they transplant the husband's heart into his wife's chest so his heart goes on living inside her. Brings a tear to the eye.

    Oh, sho'nuff says the darnedest things.
     


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