Squares: Your Jacket’s Window

Imagine if you will a house without windows.  Aside from the obvious practical implications it would have, it would also be aesthetically not pleasing to the eye.  Something like this.

Throw in windows and suddenly it look like this:

This is pretty much the same theory (at least as far as I can tell) to wearing a square.  (Please do not use any square on your nose)

A square takes that expanse piece of fabric known as the chest of your blazer or suit jacket makes it go from this:

To this:

From this:

To this:

Or better yet this:


To this:


To this:


You get the idea (Or shall I add some lighter colors and illustrate more?)
But one thing you have to bear in mind is that if the point here is to add a visual addition to the breast, then you want to go from this:

To this:

But you don’t want to do something like this:

Because…Well, I can hardly see it either. 🙂


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  1. The second example is excellent.
    – This is how I see it. The jacket has orange and blue colors in it, and thus the square should have those element too.
    – At the first try, the square has yellow and blue, thus seems to work. However, the texture of the jacket is a bit rough looking, so the second try with orange and navy in rougher material really made it.

    The next example is right on. Red and blue and rough material for both square and jacket.

    Overall, plain black jacket seems to be quite hard to match with anything that make them really interesting. I mean the examples look good, but not as good as the above mentioned example. I think we just can’t ask a lot due to the boring character of the jacket.

  2. […] So we swap it out for a darker navy square whose darkness serves to highlight the bright flowers on it thereby giving the square a presence in the pocket despite its dark nature. (for more on contrasting your square with your jacket see this post.) […]

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