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White silk pocket square?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by montecristo#4, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Hand stitched white Irish linen? Certainly. Colorful silk in solids or patterns? Indubitably! But solid white silk? I'm not so sure. I'm interested in people's opinions.
     


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    DocHolliday Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Why not? Sometimes you need the simplicity and texture of white silk. I wear one rarely, but I think it's a good thing to have.
     


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    I think it's best with a coloured edge.
     


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    Hated it. To me, any plain colored silk pocket square looks very Game Show Host-ish, ala Wink Martindale.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Don't like it, myself. I suppose for two reasons: 1) Silk works best with the puff fold. But I don't think white works with the puff. The puff needs some color variation, preferably muted colors. 2) Something about the shiny texture coupled with bright white just strikes me as "too much."
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Hated it. To me, any plain colored silk pocket square looks very Game Show Host-ish, ala Wink Martindale.
    This is the put-down of the century.
     


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    As with most sartorial matters though, it depends on what the rest of the ensemble is.

    koji
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    As with most sartorial matters though, it depends on what the rest of the ensemble is.
    I can't think of an ensemble with which I would like a white silk square.

    We have not seen you in ages. I hope you are busy with well paid concerts and recitals.
     


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    Agree with Manton about the puff fold. I have a nice one in a bright white-on-white textured paisley silk. The texture significantly reduces the shine and breates life into the square. Admittedly, I rarely use it, but have done so a few times to good effect.
     


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    I can't think of an ensemble with which I would like a white silk square.

    We have not seen you in ages. I hope you are busy with well paid concerts and recitals.


    I like to pair it with the one black suit I have (or tuxedo, if I ever have the chance to wear it). Busy yes, well paid...hah. I was planning on attending the Sartorial festivities this past weekend, but got embroiled in cramming/rehearsing this horrendously difficult piece for a dance performance Tuesday. I trust everyone had a great time?

    koji
     


  11. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I trust everyone had a great time?
    Can't speak for everyone. I sure did.
     


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    I'm partial to a puffed white silk square with a dinner jacket, which I suppose means this fellow and I have more kinship than I'd have thought:

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    DocHolliday Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Bah, I say to all of you doubters. I have a plaid hacking jacket in various shades of earthtone that works well with a white silk square. I like to pair the jacket with two other patterns, and sometimes the plain white silk can be a nice break from all the activity. The jacket itself is very busy and the fabric very coarse, so the white silk can make for a surprisingly interesting contrast, especially when white is a secondary color in, say, my tie.

    I don't wear a white silk square often, and I agree that tipped edges usually look better, but I like to keep one.
     


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    Press Your Luck ruled.

    "Big bucks.....big bucks....no whammy....."

    koji
     


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    Press Your Luck ruled.

    "Big bucks.....big bucks....no whammy....."

    koji

    Do you remember the scandal where a guy memorized the patterns and won big?
     


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