Put a pocket square in the breast pocket of your jacket or waistcoat, and add a classic, formal, or trendy touch to your outfit in an instant. This accessory allows for personal and surprising combinations. For example, wear a pocket square and tie in the same colour or opt for a contrasting effect like a classic dark blue polka dot tie with a bold, striking, fuchsia pocket square. You could wear a casual jacket with a trendy pocket square with no tie at all. In short, a versatile accessory that is always a welcome addition to any man's wardrobe. Tip: Follow the handy step-by-step instructions on how to fold a pocket square?
1. When folding a pocket square, pay attention to the occasion where the pocket square will be worn. On a formal occasion, wear the One Corner Up Fold or at most the Two Corner Up Fold. Save the Three Corner Up Fold and the Casual Fold for casual/party occasions.
2. Be careful about wearing too many patterns, make sure an outfit is always partially made up of solid colours, this accentuates the colours of accessory. Suppose you wear a patterned pocket square choose a plain jacket and vice versa.
3. According to etiquette, the tie and pocket square should not match exactly, preferably matching a secondary colour. At E.L. Cravatte, we see this more as a matter of personal taste.
4. Should you be unsure between choosing the right colour or pattern for a pocket square, you can always go for a white pocket square. This always combines well!
Actually, pocket squares can always be worn when wearing a suit or jacket. By wearing a pocket square, you can complete your outfit. Even when no tie is worn, a pocket square is an appropriate accessory. For formal occasions, you can choose to wear a pocket square that is slightly lighter in colour than the jacket being worn.
The most used material for pocket squares is silk, because of its combination of shine and softness. However, polyester can also be a choice as it is more durable in use and cheaper to buy. In addition, linen is also a great material for pocket squares as it is a durable material and can also be easily matched with the rest of the outfit and matching accessories due to its matt look.