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The OneSquare

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kaplan, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    White linen is too sharp and business-like for all applications. White silk is an abomination. Cream silk is happy with everything.
     


  2. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Cream silk is the wall flower of pocket squares
     


  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Cream silk is the wall flower of pocket squares

    A pocket square should be like a wall flower.
     


  4. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    A pocket square should be like a wall flower.

    "Should"? For you maybe. Sorry Foo, but cream is just so....nothing.
     


  5. Fred H.

    Fred H. Senior Member

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    I don't know, Mr. foof. I find myself going sans-square more than I wear them and no-square-at-all would always trump cream silk in my decision-matrix. (Admittedly it's usually under-coffeed and rushed.)
     


  6. GBear

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    I really like the OPs PS but not with the fall/winter fabrics he is showing. I would like it with linen, khaki or a summer BB for the best effect. I think fall/winter clothing requires a different approach and his square is too spring/summer for my tastes.

    I have a plaid square that I wear folded a lot during the warmer months. It has an almost madras effect which seems right when it's 85 degrees outside.

    I can't stand solid cream silk squares. They seem like something you find in a limo after a senior prom. Silk needs color and pattern. If you want plain, stick to white linen, the only true OneSquareÂ[​IMG]


    I completely agree about this pocket square only suiting for the summer weather. Personally, the cream square is great and all but is bland. Then again, I like mine to show a little craziness and personality.
     


  7. TRINI

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    If you want plain, stick to white linen, the only true OneSquareÂ[​IMG]

    White linen is too sharp and business-like for all applications. White silk is an abomination. Cream silk is happy with everything.

    Isn't it obvious that off-white/cream linen is the true OneSquareÂ[​IMG]?
     


  8. polar-lemon

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    Isn't it obvious that off-white/cream linen is the true OneSquareÂ[​IMG]?

    I have a once-pure-white linen square that has since become mildly yellowed over time with wear. It's better now. +1
     


  9. NOBD

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    Cream silk smells senior citizen.
     


  10. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Cream silk smells senior citizen.

    Of course it might have started as white in 1972 but has taken on the cream patina over the ages......
     


  11. NOBD

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    Of course it might have started as white in 1972 but has taken on the cream patina over the ages......

    Yuck, yeah.
     


  12. HHD

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    OP, please respond to this query.

    It's Simonnot Godard, "Madras 4". Their website should have stockists near you:

    http://www.simonnot-godard.com/1.aspx

    I think Will stocks this model.
     


  13. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    It's Simonnot Godard, "Madras 4". Their website should have stockists near you:

    http://www.simonnot-godard.com/1.aspx

    I think Will stocks this model.


    Their quality is the finest. Their colors are truly sublime. You will become spoiled.
     


  14. GBear

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    Hm, doesn't look like Will has any in stock.
     


  15. woolymammoth

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    My one-square would be cream silk Charvet...

    [​IMG]
     


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