In today’s modern suit game the pocket square (a.k.a. handkerchief) has become a much needed accessory to your suit. The question is, how do you wear a pocket square properly? In this style tag we will discuss 3 ways to Pocket Square Etiquette.
1) It should never completely match your tie.
The days of your tie, pocket square, and cuff links all being exactly the same is over. The trap that most men get into is thinking that everything has to match exactly. Tip: think of your pocket square as it own accessory. So your pocket square should either be a complimenting color to your outfit, typically shirt, or pull subtle color from your look. If you really want to be Bold, pick a pocket square that doesn’t match your outfit at all.
2) It should be a different material than your tie.
When you use a material that is different than your tie it adds texture to your outfit. If you get in the trap of your tie and pocket square matching, your look will feel dated. So what type of pocket square materials are good to get aside from the standard silk pocket square? Try Cotton, Linen, or even Wool you won’t go wrong with those.
3) It doesn’t have to look perfect
Have fun with your pocket square, it doesn’t always have to look perfect. Stuff it in your pocket, pull some of it out, and keep moving.
So in review we highlighted 3 ways to Pocket Square Etiquette 1) it should never completely match your tie. 2) it should be a different material than your tie. 3) it doesn’t have to look perfect. If you apply those three simply things you will have proper Pocket Square Etiquette!