The Pocket Square – My Current Obsession

March 20, 2013 at 5:52 pm

You’re never complete in a suit without a Pocket Square! Image courtesy of TheParisianGentleman.co.uk

Heeeeeey, how are you? How’s life treating you?

Good. Good to hear you’re ok!

So recently I got into a little Facebook squabble #VeryUnlikeMe with another individual who tried to convince everyone that a brown pocket square with Polka Dots paired with a Black Suit (+White Shirt and Black Neck Tie) was the right combination… •_•

I’ve never lost my cool like that before until that evening. I couldn’t help myself. It just sounded like a monstrosity!

If you wanted to know what my argument was- it was the fact that, if one couldn’t find the right pocket square to go with their suit or jacket at that, just use a white one. You can never fail with a white pocket square neatly tucked into the breast pocket.

Ever since then, for some reason I’ve began to pick up on pocket squares on fellow gentlemen’s jackets; taking into consideration different colours, fabrics, textures, patterns as well as folds. In addition to that, I’ve started to develop a sliiiiight obsession in the light of building my own collection. Hopefully my bank manager won’t tell me off too harshly. :-S

Here are some recommendations of my own. Let me know what you think…

I’ve got to go but I’ll be back soon. Issue 3 and 4 are currently in the works! #GoodTimes

Have a good day :-)

Try this Tulip (or red) coloured Pocket Square from Duchamp, £45.00. You can play around with the shape of this however way you please. But it should be with a smart-casual look rather than a formal look. Pair this with a Navy or Grey Jacket- single or double breasted. [Click the image for more info]

If you want to do Polka Dots, do it with silk. Like this Lanvin piece, £45 from mrporter.com. This would suit a white casual jacket or even a navy suit! [Click image for more info]

If you’re feeling in an “out there” kind of mood, Ted Baker has a few selections you may love. This particular Fish Hook print, £25 from tedbaker.com adds that ‘quirk’ to your look. I recommend a smart-casual look; jacket, shirt, fitted jeans and loafers. Don’t bother attempting a neat fold for this one; simply take and stuff it in. [Click image for more info]