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

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

  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That mustard yellow, with green and blue ^ is a rare color combination that I like a lot. It adds an attractive and distinctive accent to an overall navy, brown, tan or green suit or jacket. I especially like it for F/W to add a bit of color to winter colors and heavier fabrics.
     
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  2. SartodiNapoli

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    My new creations by hand all in linen with borders attached by hand as well from other fabrics, not printed stuff.

    A lot of handwork and time for making one.
     
  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This Vanda is turning out to be super versatile.

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    Apparently it was a very limited run though. They started selling in mid-late March I think and it was out by early April.

    Anyway, its many uses:

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  4. DonRaphael

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    And that's how you take advantage of what you own. You're a master. Just... wow. I'm impressed. I wish I had your vision in terms of pairing colors and outfits together. I find myself grabbing my white linen PS 99,5 % of the times. Seeing your combinstions I'm a lost case. Bravo!
     
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  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks. When I first started out, this thread used to intimidate the hell out of me.
     
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    Outstanding.
     
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    Clags, I may be misjudging your preferred aesthetic, but I think this pops too much in your usual context. Of course, if that's what you're after, then you're succeeding smashingly.
     
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  8. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Did you just chop up the scarf?
     
  9. tabcollar

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    Your silk batik squares are smashing. Well done indeed.

    Is batik on silk very common? When I was in Malaysia and Indonesia, all I saw was batik on what I assumed was cotton.
     
  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The square in general or that fit? That fit was a DTO, though I wouldn't mind the occasional pop in my squares. It isn't something I know how to do well though. That square in general doesn't pop too much though


    No, but it was also available as a scarf from Vanda.
     
  11. sugarbutch

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    The hank. The colors are quite vibrant, and in all of the pics you posted, my eye was drawn to it first. Not inherently a flaw, just something for you to consider.
     
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  12. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, as I mentioned in the Noodle thread, I was looking into livening up what I wear. Looks like I made a good choice. It's the only cotton square I have, and the colors are indeed richer than most of my silks. I'm getting some batik from EliodA for similar purposes.
     
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  13. EliodA

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    Thanks for the kind words. Yes you are right, most batik is cotton. However, silk is also used. The patterns and colors on silk usually look a bit sharper.
    I'm certainly planning to try using cotton for PS's too. Perhaps even the textured dobby weaves that are quite common here on Java.
     
  14. Gianni Cerutti

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    Very nice combinations...and very nice pocket-square
     
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  15. EliodA

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    Molto grazie, Gianni [​IMG]
     
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    greetings from Sarawak EliodA. Was over in that neck of the woods a couple of weeks back, in Lombok. Also a great place for picking up some fabrics. They still do the hand woven songkets there which are pretty hard to come by. Here is one we picked up, each line woven in and out by hand. The gold thread is maybe over the top for a pocket square but excellent craftsmanship none the less.

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  17. EliodA

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    Hi piraca, greetings from Jakarta. That's a very nice songket, indeed. My wife is from a Batak family originally from North Sumatra, where there is a very rich heritage in all kinds of songkets etc. The fabrics are usually quite heavy though, wholly unsuited for pocket squares. Tie material perhaps?
    Are you guys still making the batik pocket squares as I saw on your website?

    BTW, here's another experiment from me. In the unloved (on SF) colour purple [​IMG]

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  18. Cleav

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    Like that combo Eli :slayer:
     
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    Thanks, Cleav! BTW, have you given up on the WAYWRN thread? I miss your fits there.
     
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    Thanks buddy

    No. just been uber busy however hope to have some time this week.

    You been rocking it everywhere man, very impressive :nodding:
     
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