There’s no doubt that pocket squares have become an essential accessory of the modern gentleman. Wearing a pocket square is simply one of the easiest ways to elevate your style. This blog post gives you the essentials of how to wear them correctly. Most importantly, it gives you 100 great ideas for your new pocket square outfits!
Pocket Square Essentials
Let’s start with a video. Mr Jean-Claude Colban, director of Charvet, makes some great points about how to wear your pocket square:
The key lessons here are:
- Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where you don’t wear a tie, but you do wear your jacket. Instead of being underdressed and look plain, what better situation there is to give personality to your outfit by wearing a pocket square?
- Start simple, choose solid colors.
- Choose a color within the family of what you’re wearing. Before you feel comfortable picking contrasting colors, choose colors that are close to what you’re wearing, but never the same.
- Don’t look stiff. Don’t try too hard to be exact with your outfit. The point is to look charming with a pocket square that shows personality. Once it’s in your pocket, it’s time to forget it and enjoy yourself!
How to Fold a Pocket Square
Now it’s time to look at some essential folds. The graphic below explains a variety of them.
Probably the only useful fold we are missing above is the TV fold. This is a very simple and classy fold that will give you the Don Draper look. Here is how you do it.
Now that you know the basic rules on how to rock your pocket square, learned a number of neat ways of folding it into your chest pocket, all you need is some inspiration for your future pocket square outfits. We are huge fans of pocket squares. It’s been over a year since we started our Pocket Square Me channel on Twitter dedicated solely to pocket squares, bringing you a fresh pocket square idea every day. Without further talk, here is a list of our top 100 favorite pocket square ideas that were the most popular with our followers (in no particular order).
All of the pictures above are linked to their respective sources for you to visit. However, here is a list of the most notable ones you should follow for your daily source of inspiration: