Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 30, 2012.
@edmorel: Come on, if you don't acknowledge that it won't be true!
I wouldn't go so far as calling them tacky, but you won't catch me wearing one.
Can your DH powers bring back hard 3 button jackets? I really like those.
Thanks for the comments, foo. Suit is either nailhead or birdseye, I forget which. On the pattern density of the square, it's kind of luck of the draw with the motif square whether you're going to get more density or less. If I were to spend more time styling the photo, I'd probably pick out a denser part of the square and improve the fold as you suggested. When I stuff squares they always move around during the day in unruly fashion. Your FooFold seems to mitigate this, but it looks a little orderly for my personal taste. The cost of this choice is not being able to control the chaos.
I've lost track - are we putting Foo up on a pedestal today or knocking him down? Just need to know whether to post that I want in on a cream square group buy or to roll my eyes at the suggestion.
There should be a little accu-weather barometer up top indicating what is ON TREND this second. It would surely reduce thread clutter and make things very easy for the affiliate vendors
I have a square that's predominantly cream, and it's useful. But the other colors add interest and don't detract from its versatility.
Well that is not saying much now is it?
When I think solid silk square I think of the prefolded jobs that come with rental prom tuxes.
My thinking as well.
There are many things associated with something that sucks. That doesn't mean the thing itself sucks.
You guys are overthinking the cream silk square.
never held it out as the Jesus H. Tapdancing Christ of #menswear
If I'm interpreting his stance correctly, it's simply this:
1 - Most of you are failing with your PS's because you're choosing a pattern/scale/color that doesn't harmonize with your shirt/tie/jacket.
2 - If you have doubts, don't just use a white linen square, which "cuts the eye" (Note: I don't agree with this and still wear white linen squares).
3 - Resort instead to creamsilksquare. It's really hard to fuck up, adds a bit of visual interest to an outfit and is softer on the eye than folded white linen.
Based on the prevalence of squareFAIL on SF, I don't think this advice is terribly controversial.
The only solid silk square I have worn (other than cream) is maroon one with a white dinner jacket. I don't know that I will ever wear that square outside of that situation.
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