Pocket squares - do you wear them to work?

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  1. SilverSurfer

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    Appropriate or no?

    Of course. If you have a job that requires a suit or sportsjacket, a pocket square is very appropriate and, at least to me, mandatory.
     


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


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    Always appropriate if you are a men of elegance and style and you want to express it.
     


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    Every day.

    Including weekends and holidays?
     


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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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    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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    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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    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): [​IMG] As a young professor, wear it in whatever fold you'd like.
     


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    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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