Monday, July 24, 2006

At The Collective – Navy Jacket w/ Matching Navy Tie

Notice both are wearing spread collars shirts, both wear white pocket squares and both have the tie slightly darker than the jacket and both stand in an almost identical manner. Birds of a feather.

Here is how to tell them apart – Don’t you think this could be a perfect example of how a person chooses to fold their pocket square can speak volumes about that persons personality?


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  1. editrixiaGomez

    July 24, 2006 at 9:28 am

    Totally not a fashion comment: the first guy, that’s how Liam Neeson will look like in 20 years.

  2. Anonymous

    July 24, 2006 at 9:38 am

    I saw that you were mentioned on today!!! You are listed more or less as the best fashion blogsite. Anyhow-keep up the great work.

  3. Alice Olive

    July 24, 2006 at 11:26 am

    Completely agree about the personality thing.

    Infact I think you can expand that view further to accessories in general. Scarves, sunglasses, watches etc.

    And even though this is sexist, I’ll say it anyway. A man who accessorises well is intriguing!

  4. Ben

    July 24, 2006 at 12:04 pm

    The older of the two pulls it off better. It looks more age-appropriate on him, I think. Regardless, I like the look.

  5. SwanDiamondRose

    July 24, 2006 at 3:36 pm

    all i know is that the 2nd man looks great.

  6. atticus_finch

    July 24, 2006 at 4:31 pm

    >Don’t you think this could be a >perfect example of how a person >chooses to fold their pocket >square can speak volumes about >that persons personality?

    Very good point!
    the second gentlemen’s only downfall is his shoes. Brown is good with blue in my opinion but these just don’t go with that great suit all that well.

  7. EMNH

    July 24, 2006 at 4:41 pm

    The shoes on a person also speaks volumes. What did the first gentleman have on his feet?

  8. OrganicVogue

    July 24, 2006 at 5:25 pm

    Handsome men.

  9. iopine

    July 24, 2006 at 5:30 pm

    If one mashes up his pocket square, then jauntily shoves it into the pocket, points askew, we might draw the conclusion that the wearer is happy-go-lucky, or perhaps cavalier. Alternatively, the man who neatly folds and tucks his square into the pocket might be construed as orderly and restrained. Or not. Depends on how contradictory one might feel on a given morning. And that’s not even touching the issue of color or fabric.

  10. Anonymous

    July 24, 2006 at 6:45 pm

    I think the individual pieces in the 2nd photo are great, except the suede shoes are a little out of place. Suede shoes with a suit is a very continental or Italian look, whereas the jacket has a more formal, structured, traditionally British cut – very Huntsman.

    So I would recommend either a pair of black oxfords with this jacket, or a less structured, more Italian-looking sport coat to go with the suede.

  11. Anonymous

    July 24, 2006 at 7:10 pm

    The second chap is actually a freind of mine and I can assure you he thinks about his clothes…. and his shoes, but he does spend a lot of time in Italy.The suit is Richard James,not Huntsman very close though. I like the television fold especially in a business enviroment which is where he is.

  12. ec10009

    July 24, 2006 at 7:54 pm

    The shoes on the 2nd guy is what I love most. Otherwise, I feel, he will look too much in “uniform”. Besides, the color picks up nice with his hair.

    Both guys look great!

  13. Anonymous

    July 24, 2006 at 8:16 pm

    but then…
    cuffs, cuffs, cuffs, cuffs.

  14. Anonymous

    July 24, 2006 at 9:02 pm

    I use all varieties of pocket squares, depending on my mood and the general outfit. For one suit, which has a relatively wide breast pocket, I prefer the square, 1960s, neatly-folded variety. With a double-breasted Armani suit, I offset the formality by scrunching a white square to add a dash of insouciance.

  15. Fes

    July 24, 2006 at 11:31 pm

    I think, for me, it’s the square itself that drives how you fold it; a crisp white linen handkerchief practically begs to be folded into eighths and worn straight as a razor, a soft silk polka dot in brown, otoh, needs to be a little mussier.

  16. Anonymous

    July 25, 2006 at 10:20 am

    I favor an inverted puff–but then, so am I.


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    July 27, 2006 at 3:23 pm

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