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Pocket squares = dying fad?

danz24

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It might just be me but but from my experience it seems that not many people wear pocket squares. In fact when I step in stores asking for pocket square they either have none, give me a confused look, have very little selection, or have the shirt/pocketsquare combination which I read was a no-no since you shouldn't exactly match the tie to the pocket square.

So what exactly is the societal viewpoint on pocket squares? too formal? out of date? etc.
 

kjm

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Don't let mainstream America's notion of style affect what you choose to wear.
 

KObalto

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What is this pocket square you speak of?
 

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It's not a fad, and it's been a generation since it was de rigueur. In other words, it's already dead. Except among the remnant.
 

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It certainly is not. In fact, I've been seeing them a little more frequently, as of late.
 

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Seems all but dead in North America except amongst those truly interested in style. And the OP is right, I find most main stream stores have a very poor selection of pocket squares. I find one-off unique stores tend to have much better selection.
 

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It would seem that dressing well in general is dead. Dont give into todays standards.
 

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Originally Posted by emmanuel
It would seem that dressing well in general is dead. Dont give into todays standards.

So true. People just don't give a crap anymore.
 

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I've seen a lot more recently, particularly on younger guys. Sort of a "tie replacement" with a sports coat -- which I've also seen a lot more of on younger fellas.

I don't think it's a dying thing at all; on the contrary, they've just hit a stride.
 

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Originally Posted by emmanuel
It would seem that dressing well in general is dead.

Unfortunately, this is true.
 

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Originally Posted by LVoer
Seems all but dead in North America except amongst those truly interested in style. And the OP is right, I find most main stream stores have a very poor selection of pocket squares. I find one-off unique stores tend to have much better selection.

+1.. I think that pocketsquares, unless a solid colour, should be a unique piece to your collection. This is why I like to search in places that no other would for them, for they are unique and convey a certain signature or style. Just wondering, have you ever though of creating your own pocketsquare out of excess fabric?
 

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Originally Posted by RyJ Maduro
It certainly is not. In fact, I've been seeing them a little more frequently, as of late.

Actually, as of late, they are pretty en-vogue with sports commentators. Especially on the NFL pregame shows. It makes me think about leaving mine at home sometimes. But, that's just a fleeting thought.

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