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

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

  1. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    So, I have been stuffing my PS into a square jar but want to fold them flat now. Question, how do I get rid of the wrinkles?

    They all have wrinkle lines that go down the center of the square where you would pinch and fold when wearing.
     
  2. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Don't worry about the wrinkles—I don't.

    But if you really care, you could hang them with the pocket square hanging clips available from my site.

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    If that still doesn't work, you can iron them gently, low temperature, iron the reverse side. You could use a cloth to protect the square, but I don't find it necessary.
     
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  3. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Beautiful pocket-square
     
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  4. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    The most common pocket square has to be white linen. I have one from Kent Wang and find myself using it 98 % of the times.

    Just make sure you purchase one with hand rolled edges, like Kent Wang's. The hand work is really excellent on it.
     
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  5. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    I don't find it boring, but stylistically pure, easy to match and not out there.

    Seeing you're looking for boldness, I may be the wrong guy to ask as I rarely wear something bold. The most bold item I own is Crockett & Jones' Westbourne, which I'm trying to get darker to mute them. But have a look at Patrizio Cappelli's paisley pocket squares. I own some of them. They're bold, but muted color wise. They're madder print.

    If you're looking for bolder than that have a look at Passaggio Cravatte (user Gianni Cerrutti). He wear bold colors and does an excellent job.
     
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  6. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Thank you very much for your kind words.
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  8. piraca

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    I have not checked out a Kent Wang pocket square but have sampled a few variants of hand rolled and stitched. Quite difficult to master I have to say. Getting a regular hand stitch with a fairly fine hem requires a lot of skill. A machine stitch on the same hem often repeats on the corners several times to reinforce it - also undesirable on a pocket square.
     
  9. piraca

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    Silk quality and preference is difficult to quantify remotely. Best case, would be to sample in person but this may be difficult in practice, especially from suppliers. My preference from what I have sampled would be satin, thicker grade. If feels softer and more substantial to the touch. If the design on the square is fairly uniform then perhaps good to opt for a woven pattern to lift it a little. Another thing to watch our for in silk is a slipped thread. It runs across the roll and is sometimes only noticeable after the patterning.
     
  10. CSCoHammers7

    CSCoHammers7 Senior member

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    Hey everyone, I've been subscribed to this thread as a lurker for a long time now, and I'm constantly blown away by the squares posted here by vendors and users alike. It's always cool to see how everyone likes to stuff their squares as well! I know Seaward & Stearn pops up in here from time to time, so I figured I'd contribute something for once and share our small buy at Drinkwater's for S/S14 from them:

    (x-posted from our Drinkwater's affiliate thread HERE)

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    100% Linen

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    78% Cotton, 20% Modal, 2% Cashmere

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    78% Cotton, 20% Modal, 2% Cashmere

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    78% Cotton, 20% Modal, 2% Cashmere

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    100% Silk

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    100% Silk

    Sorry the pictures aren't anywhere near as beautiful as many posted in this thread, but unfortunately all I have is my phone to take pics for the time being. I tried my best to show the color accurately in the natural sunlight, but I included indoor comparison shots as well in the spoilers. #3 specifically is closer to the turquoise from the inside pic.

    Maybe in the future I'll work up the courage to post a fit pic... My square collection is still very humble but growing slowly, and I take a lot of cues from you guys on how to rock it in the pocket :slayer:
     
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  11. piraca

    piraca Member

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    :) Guilty, we have the Carpe diem.
    Somewhat more diminutive than Big Ben. Maybe need to aim higher!
     
  12. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Mate, I didn't even consider keeping PS in a jar, not a bad idea I suppose though those wrinkles wouldn't work for me.

    I box mine up in the study. Worth a go?

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  13. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  14. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Very nice combination...compliments
     
  15. EliodA

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    Made it from a small size ladies' scarf. This is the fabric that I used for the PS:


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    It's a rather coarse textured, non-shiny silk. I got it from a very common chain of batik stores that can be found all over Indonesia.
     
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  16. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I like those colors. I've looked at a lot of other batiks before and this one is neater and cleaner.
     
  17. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    Thanks. Probably it helps that I'm living in Jakarta and shops that sell batik are everywhere, so I browse the shops ever so often.
    Still, it's taken me a lot of patience and luck to find a few that I found acceptable.
     
  18. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    That is actually very pretty, 'warms' up the suit in a way




    I'd buy if you were to make another..

    hint hint
     
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  19. EliodA

    EliodA Senior member

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    X-post from WAYWRN:

     
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  20. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    So we just got some new goodies from Macclesfield

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