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

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

  1. sugarbutch

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    Heading off to Atlanta tomorrow and packing my linen pocket squares....

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    Heading off to Atlanta tomorrow and packing my linen pocket squares....
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    The paisley is particularly nice, G, closely followed by that plaid.
     


  6. GusW

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    The paisley is particularly nice, G, closely followed by that plaid.

    Thanks! That little touch of orange on the paisley adds nice contrast and removes any doubt that you are a Security Guard when worn with a blue blazer.
     


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    Heading off to Atlanta tomorrow and packing my linen pocket squares....

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    Is the white one (linen?) with the light blue edging one of Kent Wang's? Looking at his and trying to decide on the shade for he edge, is why I ask.
    Thanks, John
     


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    Love the paisley. Let us know how the trip to Sid Mashburn goes.
     


  9. GusW

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    Is the white one (linen?) with the light blue edging one of Kent Wang's?


    I didn't get it from Kent. It is 100% linen and made in Italy. I have seen similar ones at various men's stores. The border is a pale blue on one edge and a medium blue on the next. It gives a bit of contrast that is nice.
     


  10. GusW

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    Let us know how the trip to Sid Mashburn goes.

    I will. I'm looking forward to visiting his shop and maybe even picking up a few new pocket squares.
     


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    ^ Is there a posted pic of your whole collection a la Vox? I am betting it's pretty impressive.
     


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    Heading off to Atlanta tomorrow and packing my linen pocket squares....

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    Details on the paisley, if you don't mind....?
     


  13. GusW

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    Details on the paisley, if you don't mind....?

    100% linen, made in Italy, no brand name. Purchased at Saks or Neimans a few years ago.
     


  14. GusW

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    I visited the Rhinelander Mansion the day after it opened as Ralph Laurens Madison Avenue showcase ('85?). It was crowded and hot but I did manage to purchase this cotton pocket square. It says "Take me to Jamaica where the rum comes from" [​IMG]

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  15. GusW

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    ^ Is there a posted pic of your whole collection a la Vox? I am betting it's pretty impressive.
    No, I have never photographed all of them. I have a very nice collection but it isn't as large as you might think. After accumulating a large number I began to get rid of the ones I didn't wear. For a pocket square to stick around in my closet it has to have a distinct compliment to a jacket and tie. (There are perhaps 6-10 exceptions for sentimental reasons or because of their beautiful design.) Having a well edited collection has it's benefits. I'll take quality over quantity any day.
     


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