Pocket Squares

The small details can make a huge difference when it comes to men’s style, and when wearing a suit, small accessories can make all the difference. Adding small accessories can make your suit truly unique. And one of the important accessories of many that goes with men’s clothes is the handkerchief or also known as pocket squares. Pocket squares can often be overlooked as a fashion accessory for men. Pocket squares are the perfect accessory to add an element of style and class to an otherwise plain suit. Solid coloured pocket squares are a good place to start if you are new to the accessory. Once you become a veteran of the pocket square, patterns and high end designs are protocol to any formal outfit. These simple accessories are now more popular than in any time since the 1920s and are a great way to add personal flair to an outfit. With a splash of color and an interesting fold, a pocket square can put the finishing touches on any suit.

Just like the necktie, the pocket square come in different patterns and colors. They are generally square in shape, however; it is the folding that makes a difference in their appearance, shape-wise. Tip: The easiest thing to do is to match your necktie with your pocket square. You don’t have to buy the exact same color or pattern, just buy a pocket square with a color that picks up the detail of your necktie. For example, if your tie has yellow details on it, get a hankie with the same shade of yellow. Although a pocket square can be worn on every single jacket that has a breast pocket, you don’t have to wear a handkerchief all the time. They are not obligatory; you should put them on only if you feel like doing it. There are several thing you should consider when choosing which pocket square to wear on a specific occasion. First, you should know the basic rule: this specific type of accessory must definitely be in contrast with your suit jacket. There are a variety of ways to coordinate your pocket square with the rest of your suit. The square should provide subtle contrast so that it is not the primary focus of the ensemble. A variety of textures provides interest. If you are wearing a tie made of heavier fabric or a rough tweed jacket, try a silk pocket square. Wool suits look nice with linen squares. And the fold of a pocket square is the most important thing about it. There are three basic types: the pouf, the flat fold, and the one-tip fold. The pouf is just what it sounds like;  a rounded burst of fabric. To make one, just lay the pocket square flat on the table, wrap the center around your fist, and shove the corners down into the pocket, leaving the pouf exposed. This is an extravagant style that is best used by those very confident with their sense of style, or for a night out.

Most men look to the tie when they want to add a personalized touch to an outfit, but tend to overlook the pocket square. Typically consisting of a square-shaped piece of silk, the pocket square is a versatile menswear accessory. Many do not realize that it can help them get the most out of their wardrobe. Pocket squares are such a simple accessory, yet so effective, they are quite readily available to purchase in retail stores and online specialist stores, available in both silk and polyester.