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    Pocket Square + Tie Matching at its 'finest'


    Rich Eisen, NFL Network.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/-nf...r_a2&eref=sihp

    Offered without commentary? (Sorry Joe!)

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    One is vertical stripes and the other is diagonal. I don't see the similarity.

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    How about this month's GQ? WTF were they thinking?! Mostly terrible looks and terrible advice! (Except for the Paul Stuart rec, which is solid. They have so much more in store than online too.)




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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicious49 View Post
    One is vertical stripes and the other is diagonal. I don't see the similarity.
    It'd be great if his socks were horizontal stripes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicious49 View Post
    One is vertical stripes and the other is diagonal. I don't see the similarity.

    Identical colours, same thing as a red tie with red pocket square, except this guy went out of his way.

    It looks terrible on any note, too much black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shad0w4life View Post
    It looks terrible on any note
    You should never, ever, have matching fabric between your pocket square and tie. It looks like one of those terrible sets they sell for prom or something. GQ doesn't do any better, leading off with a red gingham shirt paired with ... a red gingham square.

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    It's nice when GQ says things like "you can spend $8 instead of $108." They tend to have some ridiculously expensive items in features.

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    I think it's even worse -- that's a pink gingham square with a red gingham shirt, but the values are too close, so they sort of blend (but don't). Terrible combination. Those pictures with the chefs in the suits have terrible pocket square combinations, too. Weird.

    I do like that they pick stuff from TieBar a lot, though.

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    I think most of those looks are terrible, and the squares they picked aren't really attractive squares on their own either. They either look like tie patterns, which is fine if you're wearing a solid tie, or a large paisley or something, or they look like shirt patterns which I don't get at all. There's not a single square that just has an attractive pocket square pattern, like a Drake's or Rubinacci or something.

    Foo sums it up pretty succinctly here: http://www.tweedinthecity.com/2013/0...me-principles/
    I liked this Drake's post, showing the same jacket done 4 different ways: http://drakes-london.tumblr.com/post...different-ways

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    Pocket squares are my new obsession (i like to wear my suit without a tie, so i cheat with a pocket square) and it's single-handling making me re-think how I match up patterns and colors. It's a good forced exercise i feel.

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