He Says/She Says… Pocket Squares, a Yes or No?

Pic by Franzi.

There are some fashion trends men and women seem to have completely different opinions about. – Ballet flats for example. Women think they are cute and girly (and comfy), but I realized that most men I knew wouldn’t agree. They clearly prefer high heels (no surprise, I guess). So let’s talk about fashion. Funny enough, we start today with men’s fashion. What do you think about pocket squares?

She says (Franzi):

When Stephan told me that he would like to wear his suit with a pocket square my first reaction was a clear: “No! Why?!” In my opinion pocket squares are old-fashioned and should be worn by old, elegant men or snobs, not by young, confident men. Okay, it’s possible that the pocket square adds a touch of color to otherwise grey/black/dark blue suits. However, it also looks a bit like a tissue that peeks out of the suit jacket pocket, and not like an expensive accessory for men… But let’s hear Stephan’s view:

He says (Stephan):

When Franzi reacted with a “No! Why?!”, I was a bit dumbfounded why she would bother. Let me give you a couple of reasons a pocket square is amazing, imho. First of all, old-fashioned is a very similar word to classic. And timeless, affordable classics are hard to come by when you do not have a black Amex in your wallet. A pocket square is very affordable, but at the same time does not make you look cheap at all. It is a good way to jump out of a grey mass of people wearing navy-blue or grey suits without going crazy in the color of your suit. Furthermore, how many accessories can a man really wear? Watch, (bow-)tie, … pocket square! And finally, ladies out there, James Bond and Ryan Gosling don’t wear suits without one. I think those are the best example for confident, classy, young men.

So what do you think: Does a pocket square remind you more of James Bond or more of an old man/snob? Let us know!

Have a beautiful day!

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Men in Plaided Shirts…

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I might have a problem: I just can’t withstand beautiful men in plaided shirts. The question is now if this is caused by the male beauty or by the pattern. Honestly, I have no idea what it is – but those „plaided men“ REALLY attract me. Maybe I’m simply crazy. On the other hand, it is also true that plaided shirts in male fashion never went out of date and currently they seem to be more present than ever (what makes it sometimes quite hard for me 😉 ). I thought about the causes for my attraction for a while now … it’s possible that it is the pattern itself which reminds me on strong working men. Okay, that’s not enough to explain my overenthusiastic reactions. But come on… don’t the here presented exemplars look pretty HOT?!

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Yes indeed, this post is dedicated the one plaided person who’s even more crazy than me.

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