Pocket squares are a small but incredible detail in men’s fashion. They date back older than the modern suit itself and even as far as Shakespearean times. What originally was a simple handkerchief is now a staple fashion accessory. Presidents, Hollywood celebrities, and style gurus can also be seen with a pocket square to match their suits. They come in an endless amount of styles, materials, and design. Here are the basics that you need to know.
Diversity Is Key
When choosing a pocket square, you don’t want it to match your outfit too much. If it is the same colour as your suit or tie, it can look a bit tacky. A pocket square should add texture and interest. You’ll commonly see them contrast with the suit colour which makes them stand out more.
Regarding colour you definitely need some simple ones to start off if you’re new. Plain white, blue, and red pocket squares are good ideas. As you begin to learn how to style them you can introduce more intricate designs and patterns.
Set of 6 Men’s Pocket Squares.
So you have a few pocket squares in your wardrobe but now it’s time to fold them correctly. The best way to start is with a simple square fold. This is what you commonly see presidents, actors, and alike sporting. It’s simple, classy, and easy to pull off.
- Begin by unfolding the square completely.
- Fold the square to the width of your jacket pocket.
- Fold from the bottom but keep it a touch longer than the pocket height.
- Place it comfortably in your pocket and a small portion should stand out.
The next fold style is known as the ‘one-point-fold’ or ‘one corner up’. Some may argue it’s a bit more casual while others see it as more formal. One thing is for sure, it looks great so lets go over how to do it.
- Begin by unfolding the square completely and rotate it so it looks like a diamond.
- Fold it upwards to make a triangle.
- Fold the two bottom corners inwards to match the width of your jacket pocket.
- Place it comfortably in your pocket so the pointed tip stands out.
5 Piece Assorted Woven Pocket Squares.