Wearing a Pocket Square


A pocket square is a stylish finishing touch for any jacket or suit from formal through to today's more casual. It is also a very easy stylish touch, although this is not necessarily the popular perception.

Much is made of the art of pocket square folding and the resulting numerous folds that can be created with any pocket square. If you know what you are doing, the folds look great and they range from the simple looking through to the ornate. However many people are put off by the complexity of some of the folds and also by the disappointing end results even when using a simpler fold.

The answer lies in the 'casual' technique employed by many established pocket square wearers. Simply find the part of the pocket square that you would like to be seen poking out of your top pocket and push the rest of the pocket square into the top pocket, being sure not to make the hidden pocket square bulky by using all the available pocket space. You can then quickly play with the part of the pocket square on show, by pushing and pulling a bit as required, to make sure the desired colours and pattern are visible and that you are happy with the overall shape and size. It is important to remember that there is no wrong or right here; it is just what you are happy with. After that, all that is needed to maintain your stylish finishing touch is a spot of occasional maintenance, again with a simple push and pull of the visible pocket square.

With multi-coloured pocket squares, you can select the appropriate area of the pocket square to complement the rest of your outfit. Given its potential for numerous colourful looks, a multi-coloured pocket square can bring a flourish to almost any top pocket.