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

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

  1. JapanAlex01

    JapanAlex01 Senior member

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    This may sound like a silly question, but are pocket squares usually two sided? I.e. the design is printed on both sides of the fabric?
    Yes. (Although, I'm sure someone will post something to counter that.) pocketsquareguy: great posting!
     
  2. skefferz

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    is the design printed on both sides of the fabric?
    Not usually. On a printed fabric, the design is sharply defined on the front side. The printed design generally does not penetrate to the back of the fabric.
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    pocketsquareguy: great posting!

    Thanks JA, glad you like the thread. Pocket squares are fun and a way to add classic good looks to any jacket.
     
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    Hi a noob here, just want to know what you guys think about these Hermes pocket squares priced at $165. Are these unnecessarily flamboyant or sartorialically smashing?[​IMG]
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  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Are these unnecessarily flamboyant or sartorialically smashing?[​IMG]

    If you are concerned that they are, then avoid them. Go with what feels right for you and mixes best with your wardrobe.

    I own several and enjoy them. But, honestly, they aren't in frequent rotation. I wear them for casual social events where a splash of color is a fun accent. Most of the time I am using a white linen or printed silk, wool or linen that coordinates with the rest of my clothing and not trying to make a "splash".
     
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    Monster trapped in the grate trying to get out? Turtle trying to pay for pizza?
     
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    Hi a noob here, just want to know what you guys think about these Hermes pocket squares priced at $165. Are these unnecessarily flamboyant or sartorialically smashing?[​IMG]

    I've got the top left pink one and I'm using it today. They may be a bit flamboyant but I like them.
     
  9. GusW

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    ^^^^^That's a lotta lotta going on with those two. The boutonniere with the chain and triangle? With the pocket parachute. Yikes.
     
  13. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^^^That's a lotta lotta going on with those two. The boutonniere with the chain and triangle? With the pocket parachute. Yikes.

    Those are your admission tickets at Ascott. Not boutonnieres with triangles. You wear them at the race.
     
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    Those are your admission tickets at Ascott. Not boutonnieres with triangles. You wear them at the race.

    I guess I just outed myself as a small-timer, eh? Nonetheless, if you know you're going to be blinging it up with the wearable ticket, maybe a more subdued application of the PS is in order. I have a high tolerance for the exuberant PS, but this crosses the line for me.

    BTW, how was the SF meetup last night?
     
  15. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    BTW, how was the SF meetup last night?

    We missed you.It was fun.

    Nice group of guys. No problem spotting the SF group among a lot of Elks. Varied conversations -travel, food, favorite cities, clothing and we all got to smell the new Creed scent thanks to Will. (And it was the door prize won by Young Scholar)
     
  16. Kent Wang

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    Not usually. On a printed fabric, the design is sharply defined on the front side. The printed design generally does not penetrate to the back of the fabric.
    I mentioned this earlier in the thread, but this is the mark of a poor quality square. A good print should penetrate substantially to the other side, let's say at least 75%. Many folds, such as the reverse puff will show both sides of the square, so this is important. I pay attention to this when sourcing fabric, and this constraint is very limiting; there are many great designs that I can't use because they don't penetrate deeply enough to the reverse side. If you look at, for example, Hermes squares and scarves they have very good penetration, around 90%. I'm generally not a fan of their designs, but there is no question that Hermes printing is top quality.
     
  17. xiaoli

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    thanks for the explanation kent.

    I was asking because i alway wondered whether printed fabrics are printed on one side only or on both sides. I suppose the fabric itself affects penetration as well...
     
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    ..... I suppose the fabric itself affects penetration as well...
    Exactly. And the style of printing.
     
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    I've seen far too many pictures of that damn fountain at Pitti. It's not that interesting, but seems to be in every photo.
     
  20. GusW

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    I've seen far too many pictures of that damn fountain at Pitti. It's not that interesting, but seems to be in every photo.

    Well, please post photos of guys wearing pocket squares in a city other than Florence......
     

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