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SquareFail; or, The Most Common Reason Why You Look Like Hell

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    there is a little moby action going on there, isn't there ...
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's a little whale-ish I suppose. I still don't really mind it. Manton, I don't get any spanking for the cotton square in the other one? Or can you not see it well enough to reprimand me for it?
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's OK, I have just stopped wearing squares without ties, too Riviera flashy for me
     
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    Manton said above that linen squares should not be puffed because it'll "overwhelm the pocket" - Is there anything inherently wrong, however, with puffing a linen or cotton square (assuming you can do so without overwhelming)?
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    yeah, it looks bad, linen is stiff and wants to be crisply folded
     
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    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Not if it's just a plain white linen [​IMG]
     
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    Manton, how do you get a TV on a small boat?

    Do you just have the edge flat at the top of the pocket? across the middle so that it's now showing on one side?

    Or does a barchetta pocket call for a Flusser fold?
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not sure what you're asking.

    I fold it in quarters, then lengthwise twice, like a piece of paper you are putting in a envelope, then I take one edge and fold it up and that's the bottom. So the edges show at the top. I don't like it when the top is folded over.
     
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    I probably could not have been less clear.

    With the TV fold, it's easy to judge how much square you show if the breast pocket is straight.

    How high should the top edge be with a barchetta pocket? If you go a bit above the highest point of the pocket, you're showing a lot (too much?) square.

    If you only go part of the way up the pocket - it kind of looks like it's fallen down.
     
  10. Manton

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    well it always shows more toward the lapel than at the outer edge. I don't really mind that.
     
  11. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    Great post Manton. Please do more tutorials like this.
     
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    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Missed this before. Great OP, M.
     
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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but what does S&G refer to in the original post?
     
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    I assume Simonnot Godard (not sure why there's an ampersand). They're a French weaver and they have a small line of pocket squares.
     
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    Amusing to look back now at the Donald Trump reference in the original post.
     
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  16. dieworkwear

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    Manton is also the one who started the Donald Trump thread in CE. So ... Illuminati?
     
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    Does it matter what size square one starts with?

    Is there a pictorial guide and/or examples of how it should look when done?
     
  18. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That was long before I was banned from the CE. I have no idea what is going on in that thread!
     
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    It's now a center for civil, thoughtful, and polite discussion on race relations, liberal democracy, and Enlightenment values.
     
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    The first look is fantastic. Great Tie

    Second look employs a fantastic pocket square
     

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