Often, the staff at Squire Fine Men’s Apparel is asked about suggestions regarding the wearing of pocket squares, e.g. when to wear one, what colors and patterns are appropriate and what kind of fold should be used.
Adding a pocket square to your ensemble not only adds a bit of style to your look but conveys your attention to detail as well. It suggests that you make a little more effort toward caring for your appearance and is often just the right thing to make your outfit pop. It will get you noticed and draw admiration for you as a man in fashion with a polished guise.
Often, the staff at Squire Fine Men’s Apparel is asked about suggestions regarding the wearing of pocket squares, e.g. when to wear one, what colors and patterns are appropriate and what kind of fold should be used. You should know that although there are common practices at play, there are no right and wrong ways to wear a pocket square. There are also several hundred different types of folds in use today.
The first rule is to use a pocket square made with quality workmanship and materials, typically silk, linen, wool or cotton. This will affect both the crispness of straight folds and the flowing quality of bunched folds.
The second rule is to choose a pocket square with colors that compliment others somewhere else in your outfit, be it your tie, a pattern in your sport coat or shirt, or perhaps just your socks. Colors don’t need to match exactly but should be similar enough to tie the look together. As far as matching your tie, match the color tones, not the pattern.
The third rule is to pick an appropriate fold for your ensemble – a straight fold in white is dressier and most appropriate with a suit or tuxedo and white shirt, whereas a bunched fold in pattern is more casual and is commonly found with sport coats. If you are unfamiliar with different fold types, simply bunch up your pocket square from the middle and stuff it into your breast pocket, either with or without the corners showing. Or, stop in to see your wardrobe consultants at Squire for a quick lesson.
Squire has plenty of pocket squares and silk handkerchiefs for any type of wear and style. If you don’t currently wear them with your dress or casual outfits, give it a try. Peruse our selection and find a few that coordinate with your wardrobe and have fun with it. You will enjoy the compliments you receive.
If you have any questions about the art of the pocket square contact the professional staff at Squire Fine Men’s Apparel.