Monday, September 12, 2011

3 Rules for Wearing Pocket Squares

Stick to these 3 Rules for Pocket Squares to set yourself apart at the office:

  1. Coordinate - don't clash. Bring in colors that go together, but do not exactly match. Choose a pocket square that picks up colors of your shirt or tie. Add some flair by choosing a yellow paisley pocket square with a blue tie or go preppy with a pink tie and light green pocket square. Never exactly match the tie and pocket square designs.
  2. Fold a silk pocket square with a full puff, slightly above the pocket line - showing no more than 1-1 1/2 inches out of pocket.
  3. Fold a steam pressed linen pocket square with 4 peaks or a straight line fold - showing no more than 1/2 to 1 inch.
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  1. nice post! It’s something I have never thought about, really, but it makes a whole lot of sense. Thanks for sharing 3 Rules for Wearing Pocket Squares.

  2. Thanks for the comment. Sometimes simple (ordinary) rules yield extraordinary results.

  3. Men who actually know how to dress up always get a positive impression with women they meet. Men will notice a difference in their lingering glances and the glint in women's eyes as they survey they attire. (Wink!)