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Vintage Handkerchiefs as Pocket Squares

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mano, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. mano

    mano Senior Member

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    Would any of these vintage handkerchiefs be appropriate as pocket squares? Most are cotton, some are linen. The squares I wear currently are mostly silk.



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  2. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Distinguished Member

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    Worn whimsically, yes. But let me add a word of caution. Back in those pre-Kleenex days, handkerchiefs were used for the actual purpose of blowing one's nose. If you choose to do this (unless the handkerchiefs are deadstock), you'll probably be sporting someone's used snotrag.
     


  3. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    If you choose to do this (unless the handkerchiefs are deadstock), you'll probably be sporting someone's used snotrag.

    Finding deadstock with stickers still attached is not difficult.
     


  4. mano

    mano Senior Member

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    Worn whimsically, yes. But let me add a word of caution. Back in those pre-Kleenex days, handkerchiefs were used for the actual purpose of blowing one's nose. If you choose to do this (unless the handkerchiefs are deadstock), you'll probably be sporting someone's used snotrag.

    There's probably a SF member who harbors such a fetish, so let's keep this thread topped. [​IMG]
     


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