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Pocket squares - do you wear them to work?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SilverSurfer, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. bespoke couture

    bespoke couture Member

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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.

    Design Professor is right. Men can wear pocket squares with a sportcoat and jeans on the weekend with no tie. You can wear it with a linen suit with a tie or without a tie. They are always a nice extra touch to add whether formal, daywear, or casual wear.
     
  2. EL72

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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 always wear a coat when I teach but have not been able to bring myself to wear a pocket square in the classroom yet. Already, I am one of the only professors on campus who wears a coat and tie to class. If I wear a blazer, I am asked whether I have a job interview somewhere else. Perhaps I should start slow with linen tv fold; a silk puff would get me weird looks for sure - mainly from colleagues. When (if) I get tenure though...
     
  3. tancredi

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    I always wear a coat when I teach but have not been able to bring myself to wear a pocket square in the classroom yet. Already, I am one of the only professors on campus who wears a coat and tie to class. If I wear a blazer, I am asked whether I have a job interview somewhere else. Perhaps I should start slow with linen tv fold; a silk puff would get me weird looks for sure - mainly from colleagues. When (if) I get tenure though...
    Ahh, tenure -- when we can finally fly the jolly roger!
     
  4. Vintage Gent

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

    You are a fortunate man, indeed.
     
  5. dirk diggler

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    I wear whenever I have a suit on (church, work, etc). I work in a very conservative place, but I am one of the few to wear a suit, and the only one to wear a suit (or sometimes a bowtie for that matter). It makes you stand out, but I receive many compliments on my pocket squares.
     
  6. LabelKing

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    They are appropriate for interviews.

    Any kind of company that discriminates based on a handkerchief is not a company to work for. Unless you want to quietly embezzle from them.
     
  7. jml90

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    No I don't wear a jacket to work
    But I do wear one to school
     
  8. designprofessor

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    Professor, do you concur with lawyer dad on the matter of folding? You know how oppressive the sartorial pusillanimity of the academy can be.

    I do agree with lawyerdad. For my situation at the university, please bear in mind; I teach art /design students mostly, you're not going to
    shock this crowd. I can get away with stuff most here would probably find unusable, because i lecture to a room full of tattoos, peircings, spiked hair, and dirty jeans.


    Some of the other posters might have pointers here as well. I weare the suits, ties, and psquares even though most of my colleagues don't. As far as waiting for tenure -only if there is some kind of unwritten tradition you might jeopardize.
     
  9. Virginia Dandy

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

    Ditto.

    White linen for suits.

    Patterned silk or linen for odd jackets.
     
  10. Connemara

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    Ditto.

    White linen for suits.

    Patterned silk or linen for odd jackets.


    Are you suggesting this as a copper-fastened rule? If so, that's just plain silly.
     
  11. Holdfast

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    Every day.

    If I'm wearing a jacket, it has a pocket square in it.
     
  12. denning

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    If I have a jacket on its got a pocket square in it. It just feels unfinished if it is missing.
     
  13. Lucky Strike

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    I shudder when I see a man who has used the pocket for his eyeglasses, bic pen or cigarettes.
    In southern Europe, I've seen quite a few examples of sunglasses carried in breast pockets, particularly in Italy, and I've taken up the habit over the last few summers. It adds a bit of sprezzatura, I think. I also like the habit of folding up a (thin) necktie into something resembling a tv fold, and carrying it in the breast pocket, typically for after-work drinking. I've never understood the habit of carrying pens in breast pockets, whether they're Bics, Montblancs or more thoroughbred animals. I wear pocket squares to work, with suits or odd jackets. The only exception is when I can't find a square that goes with the rest. I also wear thin wool turtlenecks a lot in winter, and compensate for that bit of casualness with a pocket square.
     
  14. cuffthis

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    Yes, if you consider work tasting wine at 9:30am [​IMG]
     
  15. TomW

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    Like many, if I'm wearing a coat, suit or sport, it's got a square in the breast pocket. I feel that without it, I've not finished dressing in the morning.
     
  16. zjpj83

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    manton, were you wearing highly-polished tan monkstraps today? I saw someone in midtown today who looked a lot like you.
     
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    If there is a breast pocket.
     
  19. AlanC

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    No, the question was "do you wear them to work?" I no longer have to work weekends and holidays, thank God.
    I work practically every weekend, and always wear a pocket square.
     
  20. Lucky Strike

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    No, the question was "do you wear them to work?" I no longer have to work weekends and holidays, thank God.
    Is the book selling that well? [​IMG]
     

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