How to use pocket squares

An instant upgrade of your ensemble is to add a pocket square (ps). However, there are some rules in using pocket squares:

  1. It must not be identical t your tie. Sometimes, ties (mostly cheap ties) are packaged with an identical pocket square—never use that pocket square with that identical tie.
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Never match pocket square and tie like this example.
  1. Instead of matching the pocket square with the tie, match with the shirt or a color from your suit or a color from the tie.
  2. Coordinate the colors and not match.
  3. If possible, try to use a different texture, such as, linen or cotton pocket square with silk tie, silk pocket square with linen or cotton tie.
  4. Everybody should have a white linen pocket square. You can use the white linen pocket square with almost any combination.
  5. High quality pocket squares have hand rolled edges and one could easily see the beautiful rolled edges peeking from the jacket’s pocket. Observe the hand-rolled edges in the example below.
  6. How to fold pocket squares? I use only two or three folds. The Internet has many examples. See this https://kingofdhaka.com/?s=pocket+square+folds#

Here are  some examples of how t use pocket squares:

 

Blue jacket, light pink shirt, blue and pink bow tie, pink silk pocket square with blue border.
Blue jacket, light pink shirt, blue and pink bow tie, pink silk pocket square with blue border.
Blue check suit, pink silk tie, pink linen pocket square
Blue check suit, pink silk tie, pink linen pocket square
Check suit, reddish striped silk tie, reddish silk pocket square.
Check suit, reddish striped silk tie, reddish silk pocket square.
Light mustard suit, blue shirt, mustard/yellow/blue striped silk knit tie, blue and white linen pocket square
Light mustard suit, blue shirt, mustard/yellow/blue striped silk knit tie, blue and white linen pocket square
Gray hounds tooth suit, gray and pink check silk tie, pink and blue silk pocket square
Gray hounds tooth suit, gray and pink check silk tie, pink and blue silk pocket square
blue suit, white shirt, multi-colored tie, and white linen pocket square
blue suit, white shirt, multi-colored tie, and white linen pocket square
Gray PoW suit, light blue shirt, blue silk tie, light blue linen pocket square
Gray PoW suit, light blue shirt, blue silk tie, light blue linen pocket square
Purple gray suit, red check shirt, Green and maroon paisley silk tie, peach silk pocket square
Purple gray suit, red check shirt, Green and maroon paisley silk tie, peach silk pocket square
Grown Gun Club check sports jacket, light blue shirt, brown silk tie, blue silk pocket square
Grown Gun Club check sports jacket, light blue shirt, brown silk tie, blue silk pocket square
light gray suit, blue candy stripe contrast collar shirt, blue silk tie, white linen pocket square
light gray suit, blue candy stripe contrast collar shirt, blue silk tie, white linen pocket square
Light brown suit, blue contrast collar shirt, blue on blue striped silk tie, white linen pocket square
Light brown suit, blue contrast collar shirt, blue on blue striped silk tie, white linen pocket square
Blue suit, white shirt, white and blue check silk tie, light blue linen pocket square
Blue suit, white shirt, white and blue check silk tie, light blue linen pocket square
Gray PoW suit, white shirt, maroon silk tie, white linen pocket square
Gray PoW suit, white shirt, maroon silk tie, white linen pocket square
Blue subtle check suit, light pink shirt, blue and pink bow tie, light pink linen pocket square
Blue subtle check suit, light pink shirt, blue and pink bow tie, light pink linen pocket square
Gray suit, blue stripe shirt, blue silk knit tie with white dots, blue check linen pocket square
Gray suit, blue stripe shirt, blue silk knit tie with white dots, blue check linen pocket square
brown and blue check suit, blue shirt, yellow tie, blue and yellow printed silk pocket square
brown and blue check suit, blue shirt, yellow tie, blue and yellow printed silk pocket square
Light blue suit, light pink shirt, pink and blue striped silk tie, pink and blue silk pocket square
Light blue suit, light pink shirt, pink and blue striped silk tie, pink and blue silk pocket square
Light gray suit, blue and white striped shirt, red and blue tartan cotton tie, blue and red silk pocket square
Light gray suit, blue and white striped shirt, red and blue tartan cotton tie, blue and red silk pocket square
blue check suit, blue contrast collar shirt, blue and white patterned silk tie, and white linen pocket square
blue check suit, blue contrast collar shirt, blue and white patterned silk tie, and white linen pocket square
White linen sports jacket, blue/white gingham shirt,  dark blue silk knit tie, blue silk pocket square
White linen sports jacket, blue/white gingham shirt, dark blue silk knit tie, blue silk pocket square
Gray check sports jacket, blue/white striped shirt, blue/yellow striped silk knit tie, yellow and blue pocket square
Gray check sports jacket, blue/white striped shirt, blue/yellow striped silk knit tie, yellow and blue pocket square
Cream linen sports jacket, blue/black striped contrast collar shirt, black/white silk knit tie, white linen pocket square with black border.
Cream linen sports jacket, blue/black striped contrast collar shirt, black/white silk knit tie, white linen pocket square with black border.
Gray pinstripe suit, contrast collar striped shirt, blue tie with green and red dots, white linen pocket square
Gray pinstripe suit, contrast collar striped shirt, blue tie with green and red dots, white linen pocket square
Mid gray suit, blue candy stripe contrast collar shirt, pink and blue striped silk tie, pink linen pocket square
Mid gray suit, blue candy stripe contrast collar shirt, pink and blue striped silk tie, pink linen pocket square
Gray sports jacket, blue micro-check contrast collar shirt, maroon/black/white striped silk knit tie, white linen pocket square
Gray sports jacket, blue micro-check contrast collar shirt, maroon/black/white striped silk knit tie, white linen pocket square
Blue check suit, maroon silk tie with paisley designs, maroon and blue printed silk pocket square
Blue check suit, maroon silk tie with paisley designs, maroon and blue printed silk pocket square
Brown Gun Club check sports jacket, white shirt, pink silk knit tie  with white dots, light pink check linen pocket square
Brown Gun Club check sports jacket, white shirt, pink silk knit tie with white dots, light pink check linen pocket square
Light gray check suit, blue and white check contrast collar shirt, blue silk tie with maroon motifs, maroon silk pocket square
Light gray check suit, blue and white check contrast collar shirt, blue silk tie with maroon motifs, maroon silk pocket square
Gray suit, white shirt, brown printed silk tie, and  white linen pocket square
Gray suit, white shirt, brown printed silk tie, and white linen pocket square
Gray pinstripe suit, light pink shirt, pink and blue striped silk tie, pink check pocket square
Gray pinstripe suit, light pink shirt, pink and blue striped silk tie, pink check pocket square

What I am wearing today (5 September 2012)

Today I am wearing a 2-button, notch-lapel, charcoal suit paired with a yellow/orange tabbed collar shirt with French cuffs. Today’s tie is orange and the pocket square is yellow with blue piping. I am also wearing a pair of black, cap-toed oxford shoes and a vintage West End Watch Company, Sowar, Prima, military watch with a red Nato G10 nylon strap.

What I am wearing today (17 July 2012)

Today I am wearing a hunter-green, cotton, 2-button, notch-lapel suit; a lemon colored shirt with tabbed-collar and French cuffs; a tie with green/blue/white printed over red background; a maroon printed pocket square; a pair of plain cap-toed oxford shoes; and a 1960s vintage Roamer POPULAR, 17 Jewels, shockproof, automatic watch with a black leather strap.

The dial of the watch looks so clean because I had the dial repainted as the original dial had faded and was almost unreadable.

 

 

What I am wearing today (12 July 2012)

Today I am wearing, similar to previous Thursday’s, a blazer/trousers combination. Today I am wearing a double-breasted (6X2) Navy blazer with golden buttons; cream trousers; a light lavender shirt with tabbed-collars and french cuffs; a silk seven-fold, blue patterned tie with small purple dots;  a purple patterned pocket square; a pair of dark brown monk-strap shoes; and a vintage and rare gold plated Rado Golden Horse, automatic, day/date watch in a brown leather strap.

 

 

Today, there is also a photograph of a young man, who works for the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is a follower of this blog. Don’t you think a white (cotton, linen, or silk) pocket square would be an appropriate addition to his ensemble?

 

What I am wearing today (11 July 2012)

Today I am wearing a bamboo-brown colored double-breasted (6×2), suit; a reddish orange shirt with barrel cuffs; a reddish brown paisley tie; a brown tie-dye pocket square; a pair of oxford shoes with toe-medallion; and a 1950 vintage Anglo Swiss Watch Company, 17 Jewels, BRIGADE, Split Second, manual winding, gold  plated watch.

1950 Vintage Anglo Swiss Watch Company, 17 Jewels, BRIGADE, split-second, manual winding, gold plated watch