Pocket squares on a budget

I’ve recently discovered that if you stuff one of those cloths used to wipe the lenses of your glasses with, it will give the same effect of a pocket square but at the fraction of the cost. They are made in this nice microfiber fabric with an elegant satin-like sheen and look the part. They come in different sizes, colors, and patterns, so you can buy them in bulk and mix and match to go along with your tie or undershirt.

24 thoughts on “Pocket squares on a budget

  1. Anonymous says:

    I wouldn’t bother with them unless you’re going for the dandy look. And if you’re wearing them sans tie, you’re way off base.

    • Anonymous says:

      I know they’re not necessary but it’s a bit of an autistic pet peeve for me. I don’t have that many suits and I feel like adding that extra contrast gives me more to work with.

  2. Anonymous says:

    go to walmart or any crafts/fabric store, look for packaged scraps often called "fat quarters"

    any fabric, color, pattern, etc you could ask for for $5-10

  3. Anonymous says:

    just find cool vintage bandanas and squares on ebay/goodwill.
    you can spend 5 bucks on one every now and again and build a collection, it’s not like they dissolve.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Pocket squares are like tie clips or side tab trousers. They sound cool in theory but they look ridiculous and bad in practice on 99% of people. Unless you are going to a costume party, just don’t

    • Anonymous says:

      what is it with repressed men trying to restrict other men on this board?
      if you had any idea how to wear a pocket square yourself, you’d have advice on how to do it well, instead you say no one should do it.

      no, you should have just kept trying until you figured it out, then you’d be useful.

    • Anonymous says:

      Squarelet cope.
      Pocket squares complete the look. Empty breast pockets are depressing. I’ve been at a cocktail event recently and was the only one with a pocket square and got several compliments for it, and got told I look sharp. It’s an interesting detail that adds texture to your suit and lets you stand out from all the NPCs.

          • Anonymous says:

            looks that way doesn’t it. now ditch the 2011 #menswear joke accessories and try to understand that you don’t look "timeless", in fact more the opposite

          • Anonymous says:

            you’re unable to respond in a way that convincingly fits the conversation because you’re a shitty bot and they didn’t give you enough text to train on. either that or they didn’t ratio the train/test data properly

          • Anonymous says:

            >waaah everyone i dont like is a bot
            look, keep dressing like shit. all the more compliments for us that take 5 minutes extra to pick out a nice bit of extra colour to wear.

        • Anonymous says:

          https://i.imgur.com/0CHTc3u.jpg

          right

          looks that way doesn’t it. now ditch the 2011 #menswear joke accessories and try to understand that you don’t look "timeless", in fact more the opposite

          you’re unable to respond in a way that convincingly fits the conversation because you’re a shitty bot and they didn’t give you enough text to train on. either that or they didn’t ratio the train/test data properly

          the problem with shitty bots is they have to be disabled manually. I wouldn’t mind them if they could pass for human but it really breaks the suspension of disbelief when they’re glitching this hard

          kek look at this autistic turd, imagine being this mind broken by a 14×14 cm piece of fabric. we get it, you are a soulless minimalist who loves sucking cock and shitting on people with taste who care about the finer details in life.

          • Anonymous says:

            having fun with your clothes doesn’t mean you have to dress like an assclown who overdosed on /r/mfa/ from 10 years ago. you could try wearing a shirt that isn’t boring. you could try nice eyewear or a nice wristwatch. trousers, shoes, even a lapel pin. all of that stuff can be done without losing your dignity. pocket squares are like "statement socks". you think you look sophisticated, but everyone else thinks you look like a fool

          • Anonymous says:

            statement socks actually go hard now that you mentioned them. thanks, added to the repertoire.
            >eyewear or a nice wristwatch. trousers, shoes, even a lapel pin
            nah, now those are actual assclown accessories for overcompensating tools with boring and plain suits

          • Anonymous says:

            >can’t afford a good watch
            >can’t afford good eyewear
            >can’t afford good trousers
            >can’t afford good shoes
            >tries to compensate with a bright colored hanky and statement socks
            Let’s see your overdone pick stitching and “kissing buttons” that the AI generated menswear blog told you to get

  5. Anonymous says:

    the problem with shitty bots is they have to be disabled manually. I wouldn’t mind them if they could pass for human but it really breaks the suspension of disbelief when they’re glitching this hard

  6. Anonymous says:

    why are you talking to bots, sir. dont you have real friends? if you spoke to real people you could affirm some fashion beliefs from the practical world.

  7. Anonymous says:

    thread about budget fabric
    random ass anon: ‘guiz spend money on dozens of watches and shoes instead’
    opinion disregarded.

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