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

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

  1. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    I'd rather have a pair of Carmina shoes than a pocket square. Charging £295 for a pocket square is ridiculous, salacious and borders to hybris.
     
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  2. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    DR you should
    Then you won't be interested in their shotguns.

    I do find them beautiful though. Love the teal in the decorative flowers.
     
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  3. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I don't like designs that just take a pattern and then flip and mirror it across 4 sides, like a kaleidoscope.

    £295 is the highest price I've ever seen. I would imagine (or hope) that most of that money is going to the artist. In that case, you could consider it like any print you would buy from an artist.
     
  4. Entrepreneur

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    I have been thinking about the size lately. [​IMG]Some say the bigger the better and others tell the opposite. I have enjoyed my silk handkerchief as 13"x13". Aren't bigger sizes like 16-18" just too big? What do you gentlemen think, when it comes to silk squares, what is the ideal size of a top notch square?
     
  5. MTB-85

    MTB-85 Well-Known Member

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    13" for wool for sure!
    I have NO need for extra fabric in my pocket with Drake's 17" 90/10% wool/silk (they are still lovely though)

    Soft silk squares can be 13" or 17" - It's much easier to work with and I haven't had problems with the larger silk squares.
     
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  6. rye225

    rye225 Active Member

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    I'm working on making my own pocket squares using a variety of different prints.

    Here is the first print.

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  7. Gavinband

    Gavinband Senior member

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    Cannot recommend monsieur fox enough. I ordered one square and opened my parcel today to find two. A hand written note apologised for any delay and gave me a free pocket square. Fantastic service.

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  8. Entrepreneur

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    Those truly are works of art.

    Question for silk lovers: do you favor twill or satin weave on pocket square? Is twill really much duller?
     
  9. rye225

    rye225 Active Member

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    Here is a pocket square from the Aztec Range that I have started to manufacture. These are handmade by myself in London, England. Let me know what you think :)

    [​IMG]
     
  10. R125S

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    Brown blazer white shirt, which pocket square color?
     
  11. beowolf

    beowolf Senior member

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    Just bought these Drake's

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  12. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Green and purple goes great with brown.
     
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  14. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    How versatile of this pocket square? I like the look, but I don't know how much the yellow and brown match/complement anything else

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  15. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I'm working on a short guide on how to pick a pocket square. What do you think of the below:

    Are you wearing a tie or scarf? If so, match your square to that.

    If not, are you wearing a white shirt? If so, a white shirt is like a blank canvas so you can wear any color square.

    If not, match the square to your shirt, e.g. blue square with blue shirt.

    By match, I mean choose a similar color, like navy with medium blue, but not too similar, like navy with navy. Advanced: if your tie, scarf, or shirt has a secondary color try a square that picks up the accent color, e.g. navy tie with burgundy dots can be matched with a burgundy square.

    Make sure your square doesn't get lost in your jacket, so don't wear a navy square with a navy jacket. Other than this point, the jacket color is unimportant.

    When in doubt, white linen pocket square goes with everything.
     
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  16. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    I think people might go the super match-y match-y route if you tell them to use the same color as your shirt/tie (maybe emphasize not to use the same pattern, if one exists).

    Maybe skip the first instruction, and say to use a secondary tie color, or a complementary color that is not used in your tie or shirt?
     
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  17. Shirtmaven

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    Linen Pocket squares most are 14 x 14 some 12 x 12
    can even be hand monogrammed.
    PM me for info.
    machine stitched baby hem.[​IMG]
     
  18. nickrut

    nickrut Senior member

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    Need to step my pocket square game up. Subbing
     
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  20. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Also would like to mention that KW is carrying the Great Wave square in silk-wool. 20 bucks more but worth it. Currently my most worn square (the wool dries the sheen of silk allowing it to better interact with jackets in terms of texture).

    I'm hoping if these sell well he'll carry more wool-silk.
     

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