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

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

  1. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    I bought this ps from Kent...thanks for the suggestion. Should be very versatile for summer. I'm assuming you guys iron your ps before wearing?

    Is it just me or should that fold be reserved for solids, stripes and checks? I always think paisley should be puffed.

    Regarding the ironing, I do have some squares that are hard to get the wrinkles out (not Kent's of course). I wonder if it's just cheaper material. But can they be ironed, or do you treat them like a tie?
     


  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm assuming you guys iron your ps before wearing?

    No, maybe once or twice a year for my linen ones if worn a lot.
     


  3. JapanAlex01

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    I never iron squares; it is not necessary.
    Depends on the style. TV fold needs to be ironed, imo! Rule of thumb, iron them when you iron your clothes (of course, depending on the fabric)—how can you go wrong?!
     


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  7. NOBD

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    Depends on the style. TV fold needs to be ironed, imo! Rule of thumb, iron them when you iron your clothes (of course, depending on the fabric)"”how can you go wrong?!

    By ironing the life out of them?
     


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    JapanAlex01 Senior member

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    By ironing the life out of them?
    No, by ironing them once? If they are cotton they can be ironed—silk is another matter..! [​IMG] JS1357: Those pictures are hilarious! He doesn't suit a wide lapel, at all! Those slippers, and the colour palettes, are pretty fly (if slightly too pointy [the navy ones, not the cobalt]—I hate pointy shoes, fucking elves)!
     


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    NOBD Senior member

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    No, by ironing them once? If they are cotton they can be ironed..! Silk is another matter..! [​IMG]

    No need to slap yourself. I meant that you can ruin, or press the life out of, the handrolled and -sewn edges by ironing them. I guess you can iron around them, if that's what you mean.
     


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    No need to slap yourself. I meant that you can ruin, or press the life out of, the handrolled and -sewn edges by ironing them. I guess you can iron around them, if that's what you mean.

    I know how to iron? Now I'm being sarcy..! ;p Ironing them makes them look nicer, so I do so. That is all.
     


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    Lapo has great style, but my lord why does he desire such large lapels?
     


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    Would you guys say a madras ps would be too informal for a summer wedding?
     


  13. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Would you guys say a madras ps would be too informal for a summer wedding?

    Not if you wear it with a tan or cream suit or blue blazer or colorful jacket. It might look odd with a dark navy suit in which case you would probably want a white linen square.
     


  14. Kent Wang

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    I agree.

    I think there are two schools about dressing for weddings. One is that you should wear a formal suit, so navy or charcoal only. The other is that you should wear something more festive and colorful, like a cream suit or even a colorful sportcoat. I think almost all people these days will be delighted if you turn up with a coat of any kind, so I think the latter school is better and affords you the opportunity to wear a festive ensemble for the occasion.

    That the wedding is in the summer adds further weight for the more informal option.
     


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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Would you guys say a madras ps would be too informal for a summer wedding?

    Not if you wear it with a tan or cream suit

    [​IMG]
     


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