I will try to keep this short and sweet. Pocket squares are making a comeback so you better book a one way ticket on this train. I’m not sure why they ever left but they are back and it’s love that I’m feeling. I’ve always thought every man should sport a pocket square at least once in their life while holding a martini, shaken not stirred, and live out their greatest James Bond fantasy. “Darling Miss Moneypenny, you know I’d never even look at another woman.” Who doesn’t want that in their life?
Last night I was at a local event when across the room I saw what I thought to be a mirage. It was in fact a man with a light blue gingham pocket square. He stood out for me which is a good thing. A pocket square makes a statement. It pulls your look together whether it be a sport coat or tuxedo, it makes you look like a complete gentleman (even if you may be a jerk) and can be a great conversation starter.
Since pocket squares are some what a thing of the past I’ve pulled a few styles I really like. You can wear some casual with a sport coat and jeans or with your stylin’ suit at a wedding.
I love the Medium Gingham Pocket Square and the Side Selvedge Pocket Square for a more casual look. Perhaps something as simple as a flat fold in a khaki blazer pocket for the summer.
The Frame Check Pocket Square is a little dressier. It goes great in a sport coat for a day at the office. I mean nothing says ‘future CEO of this wretched place’ quite like a pocket square while you’re busting out that PowerPoint presentation.
The Roda Border Pocket Square is the fanciest of the bunch. I would reserve this for your finest events. The colors are great for a summer wedding or to spice up your monkey suit for a charity event.
Now I know most of you won’t even know how to fold the dang thing once you buy it. Believe me I know…I’ve folded them for a few of you. Below are your basic folds.
Most reserve the flat fold for a tuxedo but I like this fold for anything with a print. You’re making a statement with the print, no need to get fancy with the fold.
The two corner fold is a little harder and takes a little more practice. If you end up with a solid colored pocket square you might want to try the two corner to spice it up a little bit. Not really the best fold for a night out on the town because you know at least one person will pull it out and you’ll spend the next ten minutes refolding. It’s a classic fold so it’ll also look perfect with a three piece suit.
So pocket squares; they’re back and I’m excited to see them all over Boston. Oh and I lied. This blog was neither short nor sweet but what do you expect from a gangly 5’9″ inappropriate gal?