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

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

  1. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    Thanks, didnt realize till now. But this is my 5028th, so basically I have made 28 posts in one day. [​IMG]
    Dude, I consider myself to be a fairly prolific poster -- but you joined about a year and a half after I did, and I've less than half your posts.
     


  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You don't need a lot of color or pattern in a pocket square for it to look good. As in many things, keeping it simple can often be the best strategy. Here is Diego Della Valle, the CEO of Tods. He could wear whatever he wants. In a recent interview he says he likes to travel with a dark suit, usually navy, jeans, a few blue shirts and a few simple ties and pocket squares. Most of his are white or white with a medium to pale blue border or edge. Any combination of those works any time.

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  3. SpooPoker

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

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    Dude, I consider myself to be a fairly prolific poster -- but you joined about a year and a half after I did, and I've less than half your posts.

    Im up to about 40 today. AJ is rather prolific though. Step your game up, Metlin!
     


  4. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Dude, I consider myself to be a fairly prolific poster -- but you joined about a year and a half after I did, and I've less than half your posts.

    Im up to about 40 today. AJ is rather prolific though. Step your game up, Metlin!

    My only consolation is that guys like Spoo are posting twice as me. But 9 posts a days is kind of embarrassing ...
     


  5. SpooPoker

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

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    My only consolation is that guys like Spoo are posting twice as me. But 9 posts a days is kind of embarrassing ...

    Especially if all 9 posts were emoticons? [​IMG]
     


  6. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    Especially if all 9 posts were emoticons? [​IMG]

    Better than periods, especially when you're not a woman.

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  7. Mr. White

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    I can't see wearing a scarf without a coat. It seems affected. Maybe it's right for "media personalties" and other posers, but not for a man with pride in his accomplishments. Or, from the other way around, I wouldn't wear cold-weather outerwear inside to spread mud and wet all over someone's floor.
     


  8. Austin45

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    Classic, simple, elegant.

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    Oh yes, very classic, very simple and very elegant.

    I think this is almost the perfect PS and style for me.

    I hope I can find a style similar to his that way I will look very classic too. It is not too loud and too dull. It's just right.
     


  9. SpooPoker

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    I can't see wearing a scarf without a coat. It seems affected. Maybe it's right for "media personalties" and other posers, but not for a man with pride in his accomplishments. Or, from the other way around, I wouldn't wear cold-weather outerwear inside to spread mud and wet all over someone's floor.

    Dont pictures on the internet count as being a "media personality"? [​IMG]

    Seriously, I agree with you - that pic of me was taken out of a montage that included the suit, then scarf, then the scarf and coat look.
     


  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I can't see wearing a scarf without a coat. It seems affected.
    It is quite common in Italy to wear your sport coat and scarf. And, Italian men aren't shy about wearing bold colors and patterns. Here is a recent pic of Salvatore (the well known Naples tailor specializing in pants) on his visit to San Francisco with his jacket and scarf. [​IMG] Diego's photo was taken at the opening of his Fay store in Milan. He is wearing a Fay scarf. In the Bay Area were we have mild winter weather, I often wear a scarf with a SC. A coat would be too warm. However, my choice of scarves is far more subtle than my Italian friends. In addition, the tradition of wearing a scarf and a jacket go way back here in the USA. It was certainly popular with ivy league and prep school types to wear a solid or striped scarf and a well worn tweed or corduroy jacket to football games and rugby matches in the 60's and 70's. Here is a more recent ivy league look showing a suit with a scarf. [​IMG]
     


  11. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Another example of a tux and a white pocket square


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  12. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you have a patterned jacket mixed with any other pattern in your tie or in this case your sweater, consider a white or simple patterned pocket square. In this case maybe dots or paisley.

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  13. SpooPoker

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    I think you need to change your name to "whitepocketsquareguy" [​IMG]
     


  14. Mr. White

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    This one needs an enormous smile to pull it off. Maybe for an ice cream store manager? Oh sorry. Gelato.

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    No socks, either. Cheerful, happy students...on their way to Haagen Dazs?

    Oh well. It takes all types.
     


  15. thebunk

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    Can anyone recommend some good online shops or sellers that sell inexpensive pocket squares? Looking for a nice white linen square along with a white one with a nice blue/navy border.

    Thanks,
    B
     


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