The Happening: A Different Pocket Square

I was looking through Tommy Ton's street style shots on GQ the other day and was inspired to do something new. I wanted to do what all his subjects did so well - take a menswear staple and make it my own. That's when I had this idea about doing something with pocket squares. Because the warm weather here doesn't allow us to sport blazers regularly, I thought why not use pocket squares for another pocket entirely? Why not stuff it into my back pocket to add a pop of color to my basic outfit of khakis and an oxford shirt? Well, sirs, it turned out pretty well by me, so much so that I had to take a picture, my bum all up in your grill and all. (Powersnet users had the pleasure of seeing this Tommy Ton attempt first and, yes, my ass as a forced consolation.)

I wonder if my boy scout neckerchief would look equally as nice.


Anonymous said...

I'm guessing you've never heard of the handkerchief code. LOL!

Styles I Love said...

Haha! No, I wasn't, but I just researched! No matter. I guess I'll just refrain from doing this this in North America or Europe (where it's prevalent) so as not to send out mixed signals. Thanks for the heads up, sir! LOL!

J said...

this is on a totally different topic.

i need to attend/host a luau by the beach in a couple of weeks. i need ideas as to the most fashonisto look i could pull off. any tips/ideas/blogs you can share with me? thanks in advance.

ps over my dead body will i wear hawaiian shirts.

Styles I Love said...

Hey J!

In this sea of expected Lito Atienza shirts and leis aplenty, my advice is to go for the opposite approach. Skip the color and keep it minimal while still maintaining the beach feel.

If I were in the same situation, I'd likely pull on a lightweight pair of folded khakis and a white short-sleeved button-down, unbuttoned generously without any undershirt.

To keep with the beach feel, I'd go for fabrics like linen but make sure the fit is just right, not sloppy or too tight. Top it all off with stingy-brimmed porkpie hat and you will have done the Hawaiians a favor by not typecasting them yet again.

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