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

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

  1. DM66

    DM66 Senior member

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    +1............I'm wearing a navy suit to my rehearsal dinner and may just wear a white shirt underneath and was wondering about the pocket square.
     
  2. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I used to not wear ties that often and just wore a pocket square, but now I wear ties most of the time if I'm wearing a sportcoat, and most definitely if I'm wearing a suit. Don't be shy. Just do it. Especially to a rehearsal dinner. If there's one chance to dress up a little, this is it.

    Otherwise, what gateslion suggested is fine.
     
  3. Rich0116

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    First off, why are you wearing a suit and no tie? ;)

    Kidding aside, IMO the "rules" don't change that much without a tie. Stick to plain colors or simple patterns for a more conservative look; don't explicitly "match" your PS with any other part of your outfit; try to pick a fabric that provides some textural contrast or interest; etc...

    I like the idea of a bolder silk PS when going tie-less, especially if you're tie-less with a suit. When I'm tie-less it's usually with slacks and an odd jacket or blazer and I tend to pick a bolder patterned PS to provide visual interest that might otherwise be overkill when wearing a tie as well.
     
  4. DerekS

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    **update...I got this knot figured out. it is a double 4 in hand, but i was tucking the large end through BOTH, only go through the one on top (hope this makes sense) the material of the tie makes a huge difference. I got it to work on a really lightweight linen tie i had laying around.
     
  5. DM66

    DM66 Senior member

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    I understand what you're saying, Kent. I'm the groom and will be wearing a gray suit for the wedding day and just wanted to be a hair more casual and relaxed for the rehearsal dinner. I like Clooney's look in the previous pictures. I'm thinking of either a white shirt or maybe a light gray shirt. The PS I think maybe should be silk. The suit is plain Navy with no pattern or texture, so I'm not sure exactly what to do to make it pop a little or just go clean with just a white linen PS. Aaahhhhh.....such a neophyte!
     
  6. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not trying to plan your wedding for you, but in my opinion not wearing a tie to the rehearsal dinner turns down the formality way more than just a hair. I really wouldn't do it. You have plenty of occasions not to wear a tie, and few where it's almost expected. Make the most of this one. Also, many of your guests will likely be wearing ties, and you don't want to be looking like you take the occasion less seriously than they do. If you want to make it more casual, I'd rather go with a SC and tie (but sticking to solids or conservative patterns) than a suit without a tie.
     
  7. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    received my 2 pocketsquares from spoo
    (BB shirt from steve smith)
    i guess i need to learn how to do a proper "puff" or some other folds now
     
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  8. SpooPoker

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

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    Glad you enjoyed the lightning fast shipping and ultra low prices! :bigstar:
     
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  9. XKxRome0ox

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    i need a "how to" tutorial on tie knotting and pocketsquare folding/puffing spoo-style
    :slayer:
     
  10. DerekS

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    I think the fellas at put this on need to interview spoo. :lol::lol:
     
  11. tbell ncsu

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    how should a plain, white pocket handkerchief be worn with a bow tie? straight/tv fold or should i just plop it in there in a seemingly apathetic manner?
     
  12. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's completely up to you. Try both ways and see which you prefer.
     
  13. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If I may be so bold...

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  14. SpooPoker

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

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    ^ I like that. Especially the tie - where is it from? I think I know where you got the PS :)
     
  15. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks, Spoo. Tie and PS both came from the same discount spot. Tie is Polo and PS is Robert Talbott. I picked up another RT PS along with them and I'm wearing it today (I'm just like a little kid who wants to play with his new toys as soon as he gets them home...):

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    It appears that the PS was feeling sassy and refused to stay behind the lapel for the picture!
     
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  16. philosophe

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    That's a great shirt collar, SB.
     
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  17. XKxRome0ox

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    sorry to pollute this thread with my poor attempt... but... is this acceptable?
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    the suit is darker than the picture makes it seem...
    here's another picture of the same suit that shows the color better
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    ps was puffing out of control so i just drew over it
     
  18. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    ^ IMO if the tie was a shade of purple you would be onto a winner.
     
  19. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    was trying to buy a purple RLPL tie on the cheap ...
    but alas

    i guess i need to just pull out the PS for now
     
  20. DM66

    DM66 Senior member

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    I posted these on another thread. I really didn't "fold" the squares.....just stuffed em in there so I could get a picture off.

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