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

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

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Made me want to get a tie like that [​IMG]

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    I think it'd be bomb with a brown wool tie, or an orange cashmere. Nice square though!

    I don't have any wool ties, but I'd like to try some out next fall. Of course, it remains cool enough for tweed here in San Francisco for most of the year, so maybe I'll just ignore the calendar... I've worn it with a brown tie with cream/tan polka dots, and I thought that turned out pretty well. It's definitely not a color that you see a lot of in ties, shirts, and suits.
     
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    I don't have any wool ties, but I'd like to try some out next fall. Of course, it remains cool enough for tweed here in San Francisco for most of the year, so maybe I'll just ignore the calendar... I've worn it with a brown tie with cream/tan polka dots, and I thought that turned out pretty well. It's definitely not a color that you see a lot of in ties, shirts, and suits.


    Oh my you are missing out my friend. Wool ties are the shit.
     
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    Came across this last night, and of course I have to share:

    A kevlar pocket square

    "The Damned is a Bullet-Proof* Gentlemen's Pocket Square measuring 270 mm x 270, made from lemon Military Grade Ballistic Strength Aramid Fibre - to protect the hearts of men. "

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  4. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My suggestion for this pocket square is to wear it in casual party or dinner settings when you are in a basic blazer, solid pants and shirt and need a touch a color. It will be a nice, festive accent. But trying to mix and match such strong color with tie and jacket patterns will often come off as a garish afterthought.

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  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Dunno. Paisley strikes me as so 2005.

    1995, 1985, 1965......kinda classic bro
     
  7. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Mariano is a disaster up there.
     
  10. GusW

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    Say what you will, but I am seeing a steady stream of "pocket parachute" photos coming in from the most influencial bloggers and fashion magazines. A few designers were showing them at the most recent Men's collections in Italy. Will it take hold? Don't know yet, but it could be "the look" in the coming year on WAYWRN. We shall see. Such is the nature of style trends.


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    Mariano is a disaster up there.

    You mean the old guy with two pocketsquares?

    Horrible...
     
  11. sugarbutch

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    Say what you will, but I am seeing a steady stream of "pocket parachute" photos coming in from the most influencial bloggers and fashion magazines. A few designers were showing them at the most recent Men's collections in Italy. Will it take hold? Don't know yet, but it could be "the look" in the coming year on WAYWRN. We shall see. Such is the nature of style trends.

    The volume and projection of his PS suggests that it must be about 20"x20". That's getting into bib territory...
     
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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's a standard Rubinacci design, so it's 16 1/2" on a side.
     
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    Do you think a RLPL white linen PS is noticiable better than, say, a $20 Kent Wang one?
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    That looks a machine-stitched handkerchief-style edge, not even a pocket square. So I would say the RLPL is actually noticeably worse than mine.
     
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    Do you think a RLPL white linen PS is noticiable better than, say, a $20 Kent Wang one?

    Most people prefer a hand rolled and sewn edge for their pocket squares. The RLPL squares that I have seen have an open seem around the edge that is similar to what I see on fine linen napkins. It is Ok but not my preference.
     

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