Wanting to up my pocket square game

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  1. SartorialSatin

    SartorialSatin Member

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    Have never really worn any. Recently ordered a Hober grenadine tie, are his pocket squares as good as his ties? I've also been checking out some squares from Drake's.

    Best brands as far as price goes? I don't think I'd want to spend more than ~$50 for a pocket square, especially since I'm just getting into them. Where would be a good place to start?
     


  2. Caustic Man

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    Both make excellent squares. Kent Wang makes good ones too.
     


  3. Andy57

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    Hober, Drake's and Kent Want, all good choices. If cost is a major concern, I'd recommend searching eBay. You can pick up some superb squares for not much money.
     


  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Kent Wang, Monsieur Fox, Hober, and Vanda are all under 50.
     




  5. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's actually pretty difficult to wear. Kent and I have talked about its surprising difficulty.
     
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  7. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Yeah, well, I'm a Californian of Mexican descent. I'll find a way.
     


  8. Andy57

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    I might have worn it today!

    The "Great Wave" square is excellent. One of the most versatile squares I own. I have to consciously not reach for it in many situations.
     


  9. Caustic Man

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    I've been wanting the Great Wave for some time now. Almost saw the real thing in the Rijksmuseum but my wife just HAD to have a Belgian waffle. [​IMG]
     


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    Ditto. I wear mine 90% of the time.
     


  11. Ambulance Chaser

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    I wear my Great Wave square quite a bit as well. I have the wool/silk version. I have been moving away from 100% silk squares, as I prefer squares with a matte finish.

    As far as brands go, I like Roda and Tie Your Tie. The former is available at Yoox, the latter at NMWA.
     


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    TheTieBar is the most economical, I think.
    The downside is that their designs are fairly common and are even shared among other brands like lands end, banana, uniqlo etc.

    One positive solution is to support local US business
    There's bunch of stores on etsy or web-handmade-pocket-square-stores like
    http://www.cordiallymade.com

    Not a bad purchase for 15 bucks
     


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    Hober is the best
     


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