Pocket squares certainly pack a punch in the style stakes and can have an extremely positive effect on your overall look. Very versatile, they can be used to add colour and a point of interest to your jacket or suiting for any occasion.
So when should you be wearing a pocket square?
The good news here is that there is always an occasion to wear a pocket square. In fact you can wear one every time you wear a jacket. From formal wear to a casual jacket or blazer worn with jeans (with or without a tie), the pocket square is a fabulous way of enhancing your look and adding that little piece of ‘je ne sais quoi’ to your overall style.
How to wear a pocket square
Whilst there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to coordinating your pocket square, there are some who say it is best to avoid wearing stripes with stripes, or mixing patterns. In reality though the answer to this question is quite easy - anything goes and the choice comes down to your own personal preference.
White tends to be the colour of choice for formal occasions, but really the stage is yours.
Perfect for showcasing your personality and individual style, there is no point in playing safe when it comes to pocket squares. In fact the whole point of the pocket square is the interesting interplay between itself, the shirt, the jacket, the tie and the rest of the outfit.
From our point of view however we would recommend choosing a pocket square that picks out colours from the rest of your outfit. Alternatively you can use patterns and fabric textures that complement one other i.e. a smooth silk pocket square against a rough woollen tweed.
Whatever your preferences, why not experiment with different combinations, from harmonious and interesting, to traditional, modern or down right quirky. So long as it looks good, it is pleasing to the eye, and you like it, then you can’t go wrong!
If you’re a little more reticent about what accessories to wear with one another, then you can always look to coordinate elements of your pocket square design with other accessories.
To help you on your way we’ve added a new dimension to the patterns of our pocket squares. Each one features a subtle element of design that can be matched with a number of our cufflinks and/or lapel pins, tie slides and bracelets.
Taking the uncertainty out of coordinating your look we’ll give you the inspiration to mix and match your accessories with confidence.
So go on be bold, don’t hold back and wear a pocket square with pride and personality.