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

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

  1. woolymammoth

    woolymammoth Senior member

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  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks for the tip, Gus. I'll try to sneak away from the family this afternoon to have a look.
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The beauty of a hand sewn edge.....


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  4. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I appreciate the hand-rolled edge, but it's not a must for me.
     
  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I thought of it as an essential requirement myself until I realized that a frequently worn pocket square for the last ten years had a machine edge. Because it was a favorite I never gave it a second look. :)
     
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  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I guess I appreciate a hand sewn edge on a pocket square for the same reason I enjoy hand sewing on a jacket, shirt, buttonhole or pants. You don't need it, but it is a reflection of skilled handwork. Something that we have to make an effort to find on most products. So, essential, "No", enjoyable, "Yes".

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    I picked up an SG 'madras' square from Nieman as well . You're missing out SB!
     
  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I spent the morning at my son's soccer game and the rest of the day stripping an '80s Alfa Romeo in preparation for its upcoming rollcage installation. C'est la vie. :)
     
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  9. Gianni Cerutti

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    And here's another of our pocket-square ... vintage is always greater than the normal pocket-square. This is to prevent it from slipping into the pocket all the time. And of course it's all hemmed by hand.
     
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  10. Chopper88

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    ^^ Nice square, but why would being vintage prevent the square from slipping down into the pocket?
     
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    Quote:Vintage silk is usually a bit thinner than newer fabric. Therefore, once folded, it slips down more easily. Making it larger simply allows for more filling of the pocket.
     
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    Thank you for explaining, I interpreted greater as in 'better', but now I see he probably meant 'bigger' [​IMG]
    I also don't own any vintage silk, so I didn't know this and would've never made the connection.
     
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    Totally love the pattern and (especially) the colors by the way!
     
  15. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think Gianni is saying the vintage print has a larger pattern, yielding a larger hank which is less likely to fall down into the pocket.
     
  16. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    That's right ... I mean just that .. thanks
     
  17. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I see that you and others had already cleared this up!
     
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    Kent, you gonna get this back in stock...?

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    Gentleman,

    Can anyone please give me an indication where i can get hermes pocket squares online?im looking at the fantasies series on ebay and they retail around USD160 too 200 plus.My only concern is with regards to authenticity.

    My local hermes store doesnt carry hermes motif pocket squares
     

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