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

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  1. Kent Wang

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    Does anyone know the history or the reason for a pocket square? When was it first seen? There must be something traditional behind it no?
     


  3. mr monty

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    anyone know of a good place to get some reasonably priced pocket squares? Paying 30-60 dollars for a small piece of fabric is ridiculous.

    What city or you in or near?
     


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    Does anyone know the history or the reason for a pocket square? When was it first seen? There must be something traditional behind it no?

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    Egads!
     


  7. comrade

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    [​IMG] Ixnay on the Oehmanslay! Folks will overfish the river!

    Good point, but I've already landed my catch.
     


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    Superb shirt. Seen the illustration before. Where?
     


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    A little young to be doing blow.
     


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    Not really. It started as an accessory for habit of taking snuff, and colored or patterned to hide the powder that one would brush away after taking the tobacco, like so from 1806:

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    Usually stored in the sleeve (usually the left) up through the age of frock coats:

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    Look, ma: no breast (no Foo) pocket!



    - B


    Quoted because shit like this where I actually learn something shouldnt disappear.
     


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    I usually don't go for the multistripe, but this look is compelling.
     


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