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Pocket Square

Tomorrow is a big day for my Daughter as she is getting married.

So far so good.

I have a new suit and it came with a Pocket Square.

Previously I have folded a handkerchief and popped it in the top pocket.

However this pocket square is silky smooth and of quite weighty material.

When I fold it and place it in the pocket it crumples to the bottom out of sight.

The pocket square came with a fancy pin the use of which I have no idea.

Googling the problem has revealed no solution.

I pass the problem over to well dressed forum members for solutions.

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Baldrick1
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Re: Pocket Square

@Strat 

I had to Google 'Pocket Square' as I have never heard of it. I gather it's a handkerchief that you don't use to blow your nose.

Can you pin it into position from the inside of the jacket?

All the best for the wedding, the weather is looking fine for the occasion.

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@Strat 

A Venn diagram of "well dressed" and "forum members" wouldn't place me in the overlapping part so I don't really have experience in such fineries, but what about taping (or even using the pin) the pocket square to a small piece of thin card (e.g. from a cereal box) such that it stays in the desired position?

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Re: Pocket Square


@Baldrick1 wrote:

@Strat 

I had to Google 'Pocket Square' as I have never heard of it.


Neither had I @Baldrick1 

Thanks for the suggestions guys.

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Re: Pocket Square

When I first started to read this I thought it might have been the sort of thing that was around the early 60s which was just a square piece of cardboard with part of a handkerchief stitched on top. Slid into your top pocket and it looked like you had a neatly folded full sized hanky in there! 

Daft I know, but I did think it look rather cool at the time even though it was cheating. 🙂

All the best for t'morrow @Strat and have a great day.  👍


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Re: Pocket Square

Is it a lapel pin - does it have a long shank? 

I would do what Rob suggested and tape the square to a piece of thin card cut to what shape you prefer and just fold and stick the square to it on the back.

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Re: Pocket Square

@Strat  When I was a young "man about town"... i used to make a thin cardboard "former" to slot in the pocket..... to fold the handkerchief over, leaving just about half an inch of white handkerchief showing above the top of the  pocket...

 

Wink

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Good luck for your daughter, yourself and your family tomorrow @Strat 

The last times I remember dressing formally (proper formally) was at University for a party followed by my graduation.

Last time I dressed a bit formally was last week for a job interview. That was just a shirt, tie, trousers and shoes job. I was impressed I found them all round where I live.

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@Strat 

I had a brainwave of what I did back when Pontius was still busy Pilating only to find @shutter  did the same! Maybe an updated version based on a stiff piece of card and the square tacked to it after some careful arranging.

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@Mayfly wrote:

Is it a lapel pin - does it have a long shank?


Yes it does have a long shank @Mayfly 

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Re: Pocket Square

Starch. ?

Used to stiffen clothes….

Would that work ?

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It may well do @gleneagles  but we are a little pushed for time.

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Re: Pocket Square

@Strat Looks like a square out of your weetabix/cornflake packet then ......   Smiley

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I guess it will be Weetabix, they have more structural stability.

 

The Weetabix keep falling out of the box now.

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Re: Pocket Square

@Strat  Well, those that fall out of the box, you can have for your "wedding breakfast".... let`s face it... you will need something to keep you going... it`ll be a long long long day ! ..

But... Have fun... and enjoy every moment... Wink