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

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  1. howbah

    howbah Senior member

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    While wearing a three-piece suit is it too much to wear a pocket square?

    When wearing a pocket square would it be better to have the pocket square match your tie or your shirt?


    No.

    Neither.
     


  2. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    Not feeling great about some of these PS that sticks out so much from the pocket; nor did I like the PS with a overcoat, but it's a personal preference thing.

    Some of them look like a strange sea creature is erupting out of the pocket. Not my thing.

    They also look too studied most of the time. They're supposed to be so outrageously sprezz that they just partially placed it into the pocket, but it's all too carefully arranged. No "casual stuff" is going to result in these ridiculous waterfalls or erupting sea creatures.

    Maybe it works for Italians in Italy.
     


  3. NotchLapel

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    No.

    Neither.


    That did not make sense what so ever [​IMG]
     


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    Is this more clear, Noob? [​IMG]





    While wearing a three-piece suit is it too much to wear a pocket square?

    No.



    When wearing a pocket square would it be better to have the pocket square match your tie or your shirt?



    Neither.
     


  5. NotchLapel

    NotchLapel Well-Known Member

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    Well someone is being a jerk and pardon me for not knowing. But what color would choose for your pocket square then if it's neither.
     


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    Well someone is being a jerk and pardon me for not knowing. But what color would choose for your pocket square then if it's neither.
    what I've learnt so far: 1. no, neither => no problem with the three piece, but no matching under any circumstance (unless PS is white). 2. let elements of the square pick up and/or contrast elements of your outfit. This goes for colours (unless the PS is white) as well as for pattern and texture.
     


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    Pieceofsand Senior member

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    Well someone is being a jerk and pardon me for not knowing. But what color would choose for your pocket square then if it's neither.


    Something that will compliment or contrast with what you're wearing. This brings us to color and patterns.

    Side note: While I was surfing through my TV channels, and I recently saw MC Hammer on Oprah and he wore something ridiculously bad. Maybe someone will find a picture of it. But he had a PS matching his tie.
     


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    That did not make sense what so ever [​IMG]



    It's National Laconic Reply Day.
     


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    It's National Laconic Reply Day.

    -you don't say.
     


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  11. howbah

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    ... and then all the pimps and ballers and bigtimers trudged, heads down, disconsolately away, like clowns from a bankrupt circus ...
     


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    Jesse Thorn calls this a pocket parachute. I am thoroughly amused.
     


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  14. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I love that term. I'm going to borrow it from now on. [​IMG]


    Jesse Thorn calls this a pocket parachute.
     


  15. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The concept seems good on paper but my real-world experience is that they never quite work. They can end up looking like a novelty. I would avoid them. There are far too many good alternatives that are classic and easy to work with.


    http://www.trafalgarstore.com/item/F...are_Brown/6397

    I kind of like this idea. You buy one base color and it gives you different shades for different outfits.
     


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