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

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

  1. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So for my third collection I started experimenting with an old Nigerian dying technique. It has been a process that has required a lot of patience. This was one of the very first samples.
     
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    Is that a form of batik?
     
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    Edit: Just saw this.
     
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  4. Loathing

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    Nicely done. That tie is a gem.
     
  5. Tirailleur1

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    ^I like that last one.
     
  7. FlaneurNYC

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    Now that I see the traditional usage, I realize I have seen this before. I always thought it was a batik resist-dying process. Interesting that it's produced using starch and indigo, rather than wax. I think its usage for PS has great potential.

    This one is very intricate:

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  8. Tirailleur1

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    That is actually a good one. There are 2 ways of dying it (wax or cassava). I prefer the cassava due to its imperfections
     
  9. RogerC

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    I really like that as well.
     
  10. Tirailleur1

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    For now I am using cotton so that I can get a grip of the process itself. I will later on introduce other fabrics that most of the artisans are not familiar with. So that is going to be a challenge. Can't wait to see how they look on cashmere, silks and wool blends
     
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    Sell them on here :)
     
  12. Tirailleur1

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    Some more early samples


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  13. GusW

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    I find that look very appealing. It would be ideal for spring/summer casual dress or a party. I can see it with a linen or cotton jacket. Keep us informed!
     
  14. GusW

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    Hendrix, I think the pocket square you show is a bit too traditional/classic for that jacket and your overall look. I would suggest looking for something a bit more contemporary and expressive. When I saw the closeup of the jacket it made me think of more Paul Smith attitude- a pocket square with a multi-color map pattern, naked ladies, multi-colored stripes, frayed edges, huge pink and white dots, that sort of thing.

    The pocket square you selected is very attractive, but save it for when you are ready to pair it with a MC style jacket.
     
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  16. Tirailleur1

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    Most definitely. What I love about the process is the imperfections. Lines are rarely straight, some of the dye overlaps and sips under the cassava. It whole process reminds me of some of Sol Lewitt's works and lots of fractals


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  17. GusW

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    I shot these down in Carmel the other day at Khaki's of Carmel:

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    More linen:

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  19. ThinkDerm

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    great tie. kiton cashmere. let me know if you'd like one, I have an extra, nwt
     
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    Love this, all of them.

     
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