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Wednesday, April 26, 2017



Ask the MB: Pocket Squares (Continued)

Ask the MB: Pocket Squares (Continued)
Q: On the subject of pocket squares, where does the MB plant it roots? My hunch would be you favor the artfully unruly puff fold, but what is your stand on the Quantum of Solace "angled" straight fold featured in the print ads for said film?
--Tune


A: We've covered this before, but we'll happily cover it again. Unless you're Yves Saint Laurent, who's dead, we prefer the one-point or the flat fold. James Bond is clueless about the martini (shaken is just plain wrong), but the flat fold has been in place from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig. That "angling" you're seeing is Bond's version of artful dishevelment. Either that or the result of having to lug around a silenced Heckler & Koch MP5 9mm.

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  • 3/4 oz sweet vermouth, preferably Dolin
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

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