Storing pocket squares

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  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

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Or leave in breast pocket until next wearing.

    that's what I usually do.
     
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    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.
     
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    thinman Senior member

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    I do the same, though it's not ideal.
     
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    Count me as a fold and stack man.
     
  7. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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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...
     
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    Flame Senior member

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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?
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Trad Boy! [​IMG]

    Take that back! It was a hacking jacket!
     
  14. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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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.
     

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