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Pocket squares - do you wear them to work?

Manton

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Every day.
 

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Only on those days I wear a sports coat, blazer, or suit.
 

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If I wear a sport coat or a suit: yes.
 

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Yes. Gets compliments from the students. Also wear them without the tie at times. don't know how frowned upon this is on SF, but it feels dressier on those days wher i just don't or can't wear a tie.
 

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Originally Posted by designprofessor
Yes. Gets compliments from the students. Also wear them without the tie at times. don't know how frowned upon this is on SF, but it feels dressier on those days wher i just don't or can't wear a tie.

I will often wear one without a tie also, although this usually happens when I'm wearing a blazer. In that case, it's always a white linen or subdued color (i.e. blue linen with white edging).
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
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Do you buy them specifically to match ties? How does folding vary for occassion? Say, hypothetically, for a young professor?
 

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I believe that every tie that Manton has he purchased with a pocket square made from the exact same bolt of silk.

j/k.
 

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Originally Posted by tancredi
Do you buy them specifically to match ties? How does folding vary for occassion? Say, hypothetically, for a young professor?
The only time I would prescribe a formulaic folding is with black or white tie. In that case, puffed silk probably isn't the best choice. You should go with 2 to 3 point linen. Something like this (although it is silk):
As a young professor, wear it in whatever fold you'd like.
 

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Originally Posted by tancredi
Do you buy them specifically to match ties? How does folding vary for occassion? Say, hypothetically, for a young professor?
I think the consensus (with which I agree) is that you do not want to match the tie exactly. Rather, it should complement other components of your outfit, such as by matching - not necessarily exactly - a secondary color in your tie or shirt. The type of fold is largely a matter of preference, but for a young professor (as opposed to someone working in a more formal or conservative business environment) I'd encourage you to try something a bit more rakish, such as a multi-point or "puffy" fold.
 

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Including weekends and holidays?
No, the question was "do you wear them to work?" I no longer have to work weekends and holidays, thank God.
 

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If I'm wearing a coat(sport or suit), I'm wearing a pocket square.
 

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