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Pocket Squares

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Caballero, May 9, 2005.

  1. Caballero

    Caballero Member

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    I've recently started using pocket squares to enhance my look, but I'm having trouble finding interesting colors and patterns.

    Most department stores carry safe colors (red, white, blue, grey, etc.)

    Does anyone have a favorite web site or store? I live in Miami.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Stu

    Stu Senior member

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    Ben Silver has some really nice ones in all sorts of prints and patterns in linen and silk and blends this spring. bensilver.com
    I've got a bunch of them on my want list.
     
  3. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    If you can pull it off, Hermes makes some great ones. Neiman's carrys them.
     
  4. cuffthis

    cuffthis Senior member

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    I recommend Polo. They also have a nice selection, including linen ones.

    Also, J. Crew's website lists some nice ones for very reasonable prices.
     
  5. Panzeraxe

    Panzeraxe Senior member

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    Vineyard Vines has some pretty nice ones
     
  6. Steve B.

    Steve B. Senior member

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    <====Remaining a Talbott-o-phile...

    $7 at Nordstrom Rack (Have any in South FL yet? I know they've got a "regular" location now in Coral Gables)
     
  7. aybojs

    aybojs Senior member

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    I started working at Jos. A Bank a few weeks ago, and noticed that they had a pretty good selection of colors/patterns at an inexpensive price point. Can't vouch for the quality, but if you're not up for Hermes prices, it wouldn't hurt to look.
     
  8. petescolari

    petescolari Senior member

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    I received their catalog today and thought the same thing.

    I will bite my tongue on the jackets, shorts, and pants though.
     
  9. Stu

    Stu Senior member

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    There's one at Sawgrass Mills, but it is lame.
     
  10. Patrick06790

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    Banks and the dreaded Men's Wearhouse have inexpensive solid color squares. Won't win any awards but I just started fooling with the things and haven't worked up the nerve for anything fancy.
     
  11. Caballero

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    thank you all for the replies...it looks like there are many options that I had not found or considered.
     
  12. Sam Hober

    Sam Hober Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Caballero,

    Lately we have been selling quite a few pocket squares so we don't have many in stock at the moment.

    We make our shot squares out of iridescent handwoven Thai silk, (think Charvet but with more texture) and we also make pocket squares out of mudmee* and saiphone silk (falling rain pattern), which are as unusual and interesting as you can find. We can make bespoke pocket squares any size that you like from silk that we weave ourselves.

    * Mudmee is a fabric with typically traditional Thai geometric patterns. The yarn is hand dyed using a complex
    process of repeatedly tying and dying.
     

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