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Storing pocket squares

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Maximus Mark, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. Maximus Mark

    Maximus Mark Senior member

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    Greetings gents, long time reader first time poster.

    I was wondering what is the proper procedure for storing pocket squares? Ties can be hanged or rolled, sweaters can be folded, but I have not encountered discussion about pocket squares. Typically I have folded and stacked them and store them in a drawer.

    How does the rest of the sartorial community do it?
     
  2. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    Fold, stack.

    Or leave in breast pocket until next wearing.
     
  3. Get Smart

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    Or leave in breast pocket until next wearing.

    that's what I usually do.
     
  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Fold, stack.

    Or leave in breast pocket until next wearing.



    I did this once, but then, when I removed it, it seemed like the pocket had stretched out of shape. It was a heavy tweed, too.

    I'm overreacting, most likely, but I won't do it again.
     
  5. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    I do the same, though it's not ideal.
     
  6. Vintage Gent

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    Count me as a fold and stack man.
     
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    AlanC Senior member

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    Some of my linen squares, particularly solid white, I will leave pre-folded for easy grab and stuff. Periodically I will wash, iron and refold them. I have a tray in a drawer I toss them in. My silk squares and linens that I don't want in a formal fold I have on a couple of trouser hangers (the wire ones you get from the dry cleaner with the little cardboard bar) in the closet. It's not the perfect system because it can be a pain to get to one that's not close to the top. It does avoid fold creases, however.
     
  9. Teacher

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    I'm a little surprised nobody has mentioned rolling.
     
  10. alflauren

    alflauren Senior member

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    I'm a little surprised nobody has mentioned rolling.

    Yeah, but silk is a pretty bad smoke. [​IMG]

    I have a rather tight closet right now, so I just fold up 3 or 4 pocket squares and put them in tie boxes, like the ones that come from Polo or Ben Silver.
     
  11. Steve B.

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    Trad Boy! [​IMG]

    Too Funny [​IMG]

    Fold & Stack- but it's a pain riffling through them to find the right one when you have a lot.

    Would love to have a rotating fixture with clips like you see in the furnishings dept in better stores.

    There'd be a way to make money...
     
  12. Flame

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    I'm a little surprised nobody has mentioned rolling.
    Do you find that ties and pocket sqaures just don't fall right after a period in the roll state?
     
  13. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Trad Boy! [​IMG]

    Take that back! It was a hacking jacket!
     
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    I stack all of mine on top of one another and them just fold the bunch over one time. No real crease.
     
  16. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    IIRC, someone mentioned a while back on a similar thread that he purchased small clips, and used those clips on a hanger bar or something, and just clipped the squares and allowed them to hang. Similar to how one would find squares displayed at a dept. store. In fact, I wonder if that small rotating rack with clips at a dept. would be available for purchase some where.
     
  17. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes, I am also wondering where to purchase such a rack and clips.
     
  18. Dashing1

    Dashing1 Senior member

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    I can provide such racks and clips, if there are enough people interested.

    The price would be approximately $55 for a metal revolving rack that will hold about 100 squares. I could also provide a wood stand base that would add about $20 to the price.

    Let me know, and I can get this arranged. It really is a FAR better way to manage pocket squares (no more shuffling through disheveled drawers and stacks). The rack is approximately 18" high.

    This is not in my line of typical business, but I'd be happy to help. My pocket square rack has really helped me to expand and utilize my ps wardrobe.
     
  19. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    would it be possible for you to post a pic of the type of rack you're contemplating procuring?
     
  20. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Can you also procure the plastic clips used for price tags and UPCs that the department stores use? We're looking into retailing our squares in stores.
     

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