FAQ - When is it appropriate to wear a pocket square?
The handkerchief is suitable for all occasions when you wear a jacket, suit or tuxedo. It can be worn in different situations, at work, party, dinner or wedding. You can wear it with a tie or bow tie, or just the handkerchief as it is. The pocket square is an exceptionally good accessory if you want to add a personal touch to your outfit but maintain a relaxed look. Combine with a tie or bow tie and you get a more dressed up look.

How to fold a handkerchief?
There are many different ways to fold a handkerchief. There is no dress code that governs which method should be used. It is up to you and what you feel best in. But keep in mind that the pocket square should not protrude more than 2-3 cm from the breast pocket. Also be careful not to put the handkerchief in the pocket so that it bulges out too much, it does not look nice. Here you will find our guide on how to fold the handkerchief.

What pattern and color should the handkerchief be?
Here you are free to choose what you think is nice or something that reflects your personality. Feel free to choose a pocket square that has a similar color tone as your shirt or tie for the best match. A sure classic is a white handkerchief for a dark suit and white shirt.

What material should the pocket square have?
Material does not matter but is entirely a matter of taste. The most popular fabric is silk. It has a nice shine and luster but is sensitive to stains. A material that has really good imitations of silk is polyester. The price is lower and the material is easier to clean in stains. Then there are handkerchiefs in cotton and wool which are matte in color, as a rule of thumb cotton fits well during the summer while wool is best suited for autumn and winter.

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The handkerchief – A small accessory that makes a big difference

The hanky is an excellent accessory, which provides you endless opportunities to give your outfit great variation, just by changing pocket square. Handkerchiefs can be worn with a suit, jacket, tail coat or tuxedo. There are no specific rules when the pocket square can be used, it is suitable both for formal and informal occasions.

You should not wear a pocket handkerchief for practical purposes, if you need a hanky to lend to your female companionship or to wipe sweat from your forehead, then you should have a complementary cotton hanky in the pocket of your trousers.

New jackets sometimes hade stitched breast pockets, these can easily be unstitched so you can use a handkerchief. However, let the side pockets of your jacket or suit remain stitched, since these affects the shape and fitting of the jacket.

Handkerchief and jacket

Hankies are mostly used to a jacket, separately or together with a tie. Just a jacket and a hanky gives a preppy but relaxed look. The handkerchief can be both in solid color or with patterns, only your imagination set the limits. You can also wear a bow tie together with a bow tie or ascot.

If you do not wish to spend too much money on jackets and suits we recommend you to buy a lot of different hankies. At least 5-10 hankies in different colors should be available in every man´s closet. A well matched handkerchief can really take your style to the next level. If you have a wide selection of handkerchiefs you can experiment with colors and patterns until you find that perfect hanky for your outfit.


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