• Apr 15, 2016
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  • by The Dealer

The pocket square, a small piece of fabric that has the capability of turning a drab suit into one that tips the swagger scale. If you’ve never worn a pocket square, you may be wondering what all the hype is about or how to use a pocket square. Are pocket squares really necessary and should you add them to your wardrobe? In short, the answer is yes. Pocket squares are an important, but often overlooked, men’s fashion accessory that when worn correctly can transform your look into one with style and class.

 

 

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Why Wear A Pocket Square

Men’s pocket squares serve both style and gentlemanly service functions. These nifty little pieces of fabric are there in case you have an accidental spill or need to blow your nose and there are no Kleenex in sight. Not only can they be used in time of need, but they add a sophisticated and playful touch to any suit or blazer.

 

When to Wear a Pocket Square

Some men would argue that pocket square need only be worn in formal setting; however, nothing could be more further from the truth. You should wear a pocket square with every suit coat you wear, no matter if it’s a blazer, suit or sports coat. Wearing jeans, sneakers and a blazer? Because there is so many pocket square styles the answer is Yes! You should still add a complimenting pocket square to the ensemble. And if you are wondering if you can wear a pocket square without a tie, the answer is yes too, and actually it is becoming trendier to do so.

 

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How to Choose A Pocket Square

Pocket squares come in a variety of fabrics and patterns, from the classic white linen to colorful polka dots and stripes. When it comes to choosing which pocket square to wear, pick one that compliments the color of your tie and your outfit. The main point to remember is that your pocket square shouldn’t be an exact match to your tie. This will only make you look outdated and cheap. If you’re in doubt about which pocket square to wear, you can almost never go wrong with a plain white linen pocket square. Obviously if you are considering wearing a pocket square for a job interview opt for toned down style, use a solid pattern and avoid any flashy color, but wearing one will give you a sophisticated look.

 

What size should be a Pocket Square?

 Actually there is no standard size for the pocket squares but generally they come in dimensions between 10" x 10" to 18" x 18". Consider smaller pocket squares for simple folds such as straight fold, for more complex folds consider getting a pocket square starting 15" x 15" as it might be tricky to get a nice crisp fold with smaller pocket squares.

What material should I pick for my pocket square?

How to Fold a Pocket Square

We are preparing a great video for you guys to show you different ways to fold a pocket square; meanwhile here are few tips on picking the best fold for your pocket square. You would be amazed by all the different ways to fold a pocket square and people are getting really creative. You will be able get away with 2 folds to be honest; these two folds will work with most of the outfits and situations.

 

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The Straight Fold

The first one is a straight fold or presidential fold; it’s a simple fold that will show a thin line on your pocket. It’s recommended for formal situations like going to work or official duties.

 How to fold a pocket square - Step by step Straight fold.

The One Point Fold

The second one is the one point fold; again the fold is really simple it will show a little triangle sticking out of your pocket. This fold is more “fashion forward” without being too eccentric. It’s perfect for weddings or informal events; it works great when your pocket square has different patterns.

 
 How to fold a pocket square - Step by step One point fold
 

So, now you’re ready to take on the pocket square with confidence. The most important thing to remember is that you should have fun with your pocket square. It brings attention to not only your clothes, but it lets the world know that you have style.