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

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

  1. Furq

    Furq Member

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    Was hoping someone could help me

    I have not previously owned a pocket square

    I plan on wearing this tie with a dark charcoal suit to an upcoming event:

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    Should I just go with a classic white linen? Nothing at all? Help is appreciated
     
  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    White linen and white linen only. Wear a white shirt too.
     
  3. Furq

    Furq Member

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    Thank you! I do plan on wearing with a solid white shirt.
     
  4. Hampton

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  5. luxire

    luxire Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Below are some of the images from the printed stock samples fabric we had. Will post more as the ordered prints get done.

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  8. robbersarb

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    Personally I would recommend using something a little different as a pocket square, my personal guilty pleasure are vintage/replica maps in silks and cottons. A reasonable example is the suit supply one below, not as lovely as Rubinacci's Napoli ones or as practical as the London underground ones you can find on etsy but still something a little different but subtle and a very good talking point with the lady that catches your eye!
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  9. SHS

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    I would like to actually use pocket squares to polish my glasses with. I find that the normal cotton ones are too finely weaved to work properly. I haven't tried linen. I imagine a jersey weave like a T-shirt would be best for this. Does anyone know of squares in jersey weave, or have other suggestions for polish squares? Would such a PS be very controversial? :confused:
     
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  10. Syeknom

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    The Fat Cloth make microfibre squares designed to be practically useful for situations like that. They've some attractive designs but certainly wouldn't get down with the material myself.
     
  11. arel64

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    Hello everybody,

    Is this pocket square:

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    too matchy-matchy for the following outfit?


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    If yes, [FONT=arial, sans-serif]what do you suggest instead?[/FONT]

    Thank you in advance.
     
  12. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    ^ Interesting. But I already carry a hankie in my trouser pocket for that stuff.
     
  13. SHS

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    Thanks, I'll look into that.



    I do to. I think it would be better to have a PS for it though. Do you also use microfiber? Any other suggestions anyone?
     
  14. karwoski

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    Will Drake's ever restock their Valentine's Day pocket squares? I saw just a picture of this one but I can't find it for sale anywhere and I am worried that the window has closed.

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  15. FlaneurNYC

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    My handkerchiefs are cotton. My favorites are from Italy and Switzerland. US hankies are usually so disappointing.
     
  16. SHS

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    ^Are they good for glasses? I was just at a birthday party today, and after a while I wanted to polish my glasses. I had not taken my microfiber cloth with me in my trousers, because it is too big and creates a bulge in my pants (In the wrong place). The polish with a regular cotton PS was unsatisfactory. I ended up using the table cloth, which was a thicker cotton. It was a lively party, and wine had already been spilled on the table cloth, so I judged that it wasn't a serious breach of decorum to use it. Perhaps I should just buy a smaller microfiber cloth, but I still like the idea of a PS with a function. I would not wear a microfiber PS in the jacket pocket though. It would be nice with a cotton one which was a bit sturdy. Ah these First World problems. I feel a bit like this lady:

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  17. FlaneurNYC

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    They might work okay for glasses, but considering that microfiber is much easier on coated lenses, I can see your attraction to it. It's just thick and not particularly elegant.

    Cotton hankies do get much softer than pocket squares because you wash them a lot. So they'd probably do a better job.

    #firstworldproblems is right...
     
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  18. Calder

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    What Jacket are you wearing with that?
     
  19. arel64

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    Plain navy or grey suits.
     
  20. Calder

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    I'd have thought that square would just fade into either of those. I'd go with something paler. Lilac (bit too matchy with the shirt, maybe), cream, or pale pink.
     

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