White pocket square

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  1. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

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    Is a white linen pocket square always appropriate? Regardless of shirt color? It has been my understanding that the pocket square should always coordinate with the shirt, but I'm beginning to think that white would always be appropriate. What do you think?
     


  2. Carlo

    Carlo Senior member

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    Not a problem. You can get sets of white linene hankies with colored edges - make a nice collection and they are sorta kinda a 'tweener' in the 'one for showin, one for blowin' rule

    And after Sunday's game we needed a hankie, didn''t we Hopkins? (and Alanc).
     


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    hopkins_student Senior member

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    Unfortunately we did. We blew so many opportunities to win that game. At least my lacrosse team stands a chance of winning a championship this year.
     


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    Stu Senior member

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    Ben Silver has a nice collection of white linen squares with colored edges. You might check it out.
     


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    STYLESTUDENT Senior member

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    A bit formal for odd sportcoats, such as a wool or cashmere plaid or check, IMO. For these, I'd stay with silk. White linen is perfectly appropriate for all blazers and suits. I wouldn't worry too much about the underlying shirt color, even if it's not blue or white but the bordered squares take care of this concern.
     


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