A Guide to Pocket Squares

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A Guide to Pocket Squares

Men’s accessories like pocket squares are subtle but come in a lot of variety and also has an impact upon their overall outfit. This means that you cannot just neglect these.

Different color and patterns of these pocket squares are available and appropriate for specific outfit, color, etc. a universal rule is that you should always contrast the pocket square with the shirt and tie color but it should not be of the same shade as the jacket.

Pocket squares need to be subtle and not something that grabs away the attention from your suit.

Here are some different kinds of pocket squares:

Solid White Handkerchief

This one is a classic handkerchief, made of linen or cotton, solid white in color. It is also often starched depending upon the folds of it so that its body remains intact.

You can wear these with almost anything however; they work best with a darker shade of suit.

Silk Handkerchief

These are the most common ones and you may find them everywhere in a department store. They come in a huge variety of different colors and patterns. It has so many different colors and patterns to choose from so, if you are looking forward to making a statement this is it for you!

One thing you may want to consider while buying one of these is that the hand rolled edges are a sign of quality so look for that.

How to Choose Patterns for Handkerchief?

When you choose a pattern for your pocket square make sure to focus on the brightest color or pattern in your outfit. In many cases it is ties but it could be a shirt or your suit. So look for it. Since pocket squares come in almost every color and pattern. If you choose a solid color then make sure about the contrast and that it doesn’t clash with anything. Solid color pocket square is a safer choice but patterned pocket squares are a way to look more elegant.

What Color Handkerchief Should be of?

First of all the rule is to not match the pocket square with a prominent color in your outfit but to a secondary prominent color and you should always first focus on the base color of anything that you are matching to and then choose a contrasting color to it.