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Some pocket square designs I'm working on, part 4

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kent Wang, Dec 3, 2017.

Which pocket squares would you buy?

  1. Memoirs of Babur 1

    8 vote(s)
    11.3%
  2. Memoirs of Babur 2

    2 vote(s)
    2.8%
  3. Memoirs of Babur 3

    3 vote(s)
    4.2%
  4. Memoirs of Babur 4

    8 vote(s)
    11.3%
  5. Alexander the Great vs dragons

    14 vote(s)
    19.7%
  6. Alice 1

    12 vote(s)
    16.9%
  7. Alice 2

    16 vote(s)
    22.5%
  8. Alice 3

    15 vote(s)
    21.1%
  9. Arnstein Bible

    5 vote(s)
    7.0%
  10. Burmese Buddhist Cosmology

    10 vote(s)
    14.1%
  11. Casteels flowers 1

    15 vote(s)
    21.1%
  12. Casteels flowers 2

    12 vote(s)
    16.9%
  13. Cloud Gallery

    44 vote(s)
    62.0%
  14. Holi

    3 vote(s)
    4.2%
  15. Khamsa of Nizami

    6 vote(s)
    8.5%
  16. King Solomon

    4 vote(s)
    5.6%
  17. Mewar Remayana 1

    5 vote(s)
    7.0%
  18. Mewar Remayana 2

    7 vote(s)
    9.9%
  19. Mewar Remayana 3

    7 vote(s)
    9.9%
  20. Mewar Remayana 4

    8 vote(s)
    11.3%
  21. Red Fort

    19 vote(s)
    26.8%
  22. Sanvala Europeans

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  23. Squirrels

    32 vote(s)
    45.1%
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  1. Kent Wang

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    I'm working on these designs. Most are unfinished, but I'd like to see which are popular so I can decide which are worth finishing. Most are low resolution images; I'd get a proper high resolution image when we print.

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    Memoirs of Babur 1

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    Memoirs of Babur 2

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    Memoirs of Babur 3

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    Alexander the Great vs dragons

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    Alice 1

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    Arnstein Bible

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    Casteels flowers 1

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    Casteels flowers 2

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    Cloud Gallery

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    Holi

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    Khamsa of Nizami

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    King Solomon

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    Mewar Remayana 1

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    Mewar Remayana 2

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    Mewar Remayana 3

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    Mewar Remayana 4

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    Red Fort

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    Sanvala Europeans

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    Squirrels

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    Hey @Kent Wang! Was there a reason that "The Garden of Earthly Delights" never made it to production?
    I hope you consider it again for this round.


    EDIT - Turns out it's on the website. Any chance 17" will be restocked soon?
     
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    I think you're mostly right, but I think both the Squirrels and Cloud gallery achieve what you want - kind of repeating patterns across a single tone "theme" - but with some additional flourish depending on how it's folded. I like both of those specifically for that reason.

    That said, I don't ever get a chance to wear pocket squares, even though I very much enjoy ogling them.
     

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    Ok, sorry they won't work for you.

    Not to quibble but, again, while I rarely get the chance to wear pocket squares, I could see the two I referenced both matching and coordinating well with a range of options. I have a hard time seeing most any fold of the Cloud Gallery not working with most navy/gray combos or the Squirrels not working with a range of autumn hued tweeds.

    I understand your point about re-purposing something for other uses may not make it less than optimum but, clearly, Kent is trying to find some that might, even accidentally, be great at both. YMMV.
     

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    The other issue, of course, is the impression one makes in the board room, or string quartet rehearsal, or Maccas queue, by flicking the pocket square out and using it to polish one's glasses.

    The Babur battle scenes could be especially effective when negotiating a hostile takeover with the opposing party's lawyers. As you do.
     

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    The appropriation of painted images into other media is highly questionable. Each medium has is inherent design elements. Great textiles should have their own. In case any one is confused about this, the use of a black grid with white squares and primary colours is often called "Mondrianesque". Piet is turning in his grave at such sacrilege.
     

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    I'm not sure what people find so profane about printing nice images on cloth, the reappropriation of images has always been part of visual culture. If anything, it's the sacralized museum artwork that is the historical oddity.

    Re. the debate above, I like the representational pocket squares (vs. the geometric repeated designs, etc) because they do look a bit less co-ordinated --- they're never visually symmetrical, etc. I can see why if you want to look very put-together you might prefer neat patterns, but to me it's a question of how much order or chaos you want.

    I like Alice 2 & 3 for the humour, and Red Fort for the colour palette.
     

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    Earnest question: how do you fit a 17” square in a breast pocket? I have trouble jamming a 12” one in.
     

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    I only prefer the bigger size for 100% silk squares. All silk squares are thinner compared to wool/silk and all wool ones and don’t stay in place.
     

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